Blog Monthly Archive: 02/2015
Women opting for a career in trucking has increased significantly. Seeing a woman behind the wheel of a tractor trailer is something seen more often nowadays.
At Smith & Solomon having more women join the trucking industry is majorly supported. It’s a fantastic gateway for those not wanting the restrictions of a 9 to 5 office job. Additionally, it assists in the economy’s growth and the driver deficit.
If you are interested and decide to begin a career as a commercial truck driver, then you’re setting yourself up for an exciting field full of freedom, flexibility, and many new experiences. Here are just a few tips for you to use as a guideline into the world of trucking.
According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), trucking and logistics companies will have to hire 100,000 drivers a year over the next decade in order to keep up with the industry’s growth.*
Distracted Driving continues to be an issue with the increased usage of mobile devices while on the road, and that isn’t the only distraction causing the many accidents and tragedies that are constantly making headlines. Eating, changing radio stations, grooming yourself, etc., are all things that can easily prevent your focus from fully being where it needs to be- on the road and on your surroundings.
Graduated Feb. 2014, from the Lakewood, NJ campus. Went to Schneider, drove for a year and became a Training Engineer, did that for 3 months, then became an Instructor. Now, a year and 6 months later, I am the Southeast Regional Training Advisor, relocated to Charlotte, N.C.- Shawn Targett