Questions When Looking for a Truck Driver Job

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All the questions you should prepare for when looking for a truck driving position.

If you are looking for a job that lets you travel all over the country, enjoy the open road, and take advantage of great benefits, trucking might be perfect for you! Deciding to be a truck driver is a big step, and the application process will take into account a wide variety of things including your personal driving history and record. Here are some of the questions you can expect to be asked when looking for a truck driver job.

Your Background

Just like with any other job, you can expect to be asked about your background in the trucking industry. Be honest and come prepared with references!

  • What experience do you have as a trucker driver?
  • What is the longest haul that you have completed in your trucking career do far?
  • Has a client or customer filed a complaint against you over the course of your career?
  • What do you know about the paperwork involved with trucking?

Your Personal Background

Beyond your practical on the job experience, a trucking company wants to see that you are personally a good fit for a career in trucking.

  • What do you think a truck driver’s primary responsibilities are?
  • What do you think are some of the qualities that a great truck driver has?
  • How do you personally make sure that you can always meet deadlines?
  • What do you think driving safely is? Why is driving safely important?
  • How is your driving record?
  • Are you a team player?

Your Future

Just like the trucking company you are applying to work at wants to grow over the future, they want to see where you want to head with them. Trucking allows for enormous growth over the course of your career.

  • What is your objective in the trucking industry?
  • How would you deal with a co-worker improperly or unsafely using a company truck?
  • How would you deal with a customer asking you for a favor during or after the delivery?

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