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Changing Jobs within the Trucking Industry

Making a Switch to a New Career

Updated October 4, 2022

The trucking industry is full of different types of companies with different driver needs. The industry is experiencing a lot of growth at the moment, with many exciting new opportunities. But as with any business or industry, every job is not the best fit for every person. Don’t give up on the career path if you aren’t enjoying your current employer. Here are some suggestions on what to do if you are considering changing jobs in the trucking industry.

Hang in There for a Year

This isn’t always the easiest thing to hear, but staying with your first employer in the trucking industry for at least a year is very important. During this year, you will be getting a lot of good training and building a certain level of experience that you’ll definitely want as you move on to greener pastures. Spending a full year with your first employer also sends a good message to other potential employers that you are committed.

Look at Your Needs and Wants

Be honest with yourself about what you want and need. Maybe you have young children and want or need to be home more than an OTR job can provide. You may also have some health limitations that make it difficult to be on the road for that period of time. These are things you have to consider at length and then try to determine what you need to accomplish these wants and needs. Fortunately, there are many different driving jobs for people with a CDL. Finding the right one for you and changing jobs is just a matter of looking.

See Which Positions Fit You Best

The transportation, logistics, and supply chain industries are filled with positions that a driver can easily transition into. The on-the-road experience you gain as a professional driver is valuable to carriers and can make you a sought-out candidate. Positions range from CDL Instructor to Logistics Analyst and Operations Specialist. You can learn about these positions and more here.

Work with Your Training Institution

Job Placement is a huge part of Georgia Driving Academy and it is a service that you should come to expect from a reputable training program. If you don’t have the right fit as an employer, don’t hesitate to reach out to your training institution and discuss job placement. Contact us to let us help you find the best fit for your wants and needs in the trucking industry.