Careers in Trucking
This book offers a thorough look into the trucking industry and the job prospects available. Readers learn about trucking's past, present, and future, and get a realistic look into what's involved in the job. The benefits include the freedom to be on the open road but there are also hardships, such as long, irregular hours and shifting fuel prices. However, readers quickly learn that there's much more to the industry than the big-rigs populating the highways. The job of truck driver can include those who drive delivery vehicles, short-haul drivers, hazardous materials drivers, and even forklift operators. The industry is rapidly changing, with technology improving logistics, making trucking more efficient. E-commerce is increasing business with more items shipped over the Internet. Also included are comprehensive details about the industry, such as how to receive a commercial drivers license, training, and the rigorous work schedule of long-haul drivers. This book offers readers an enlightening look at this essential career.