COULD PROFESSIONAL DRIVING BE FOR YOU?
(March 2019) Working in the transportation industry as a professional
driver can be a very exciting and rewarding career path for many reasons. Truck
drivers often receive a comprehensive compensation and benefits package for
their time spent away from home. Trucking also offers the benefit of flexibility.
Whether you want to stay within your city limits or venture across borders, the
industry is sure to have a job that appeals to you. The transportation industry
boasts higher-than-average employment opportunity, as e-commerce and shipping
grow across Canada the demand for professional drivers is expected to continue.
In fact, according to the Trucking Alliance of Canada, this need for professional
truck drivers will only be increasing in the future. This opportunity to drive
for a living stands out to many people. Here are some key qualities that top
trucking companies look for when hiring.
If you enjoy staying out of the office and on the road, the
transportation industry may be for you. Driving professionally offers the benefit
of seeing something new and exciting every day. This constant change in scenery
is a great way to experience new places, all while being paid.
You Enjoy Working
Professional drivers are the face of the company, often interacting
with customers on a regular basis. Remaining friendly and professional are
vital qualities that transportation companies look for in their drivers. Enjoying
human interaction will make it easier to be a professional driver, given that
most positions require interaction with both co-workers and customers alike.
You Possess A Strong Work
While companies often have the opportunity for employees to
take advantage of overtime hours, the trucking industry in North America has
seen an increased push towards a healthy work-life balance in order to attract
new drivers. Being able to work efficiently and effectively is now more
important than ever, as companies and drivers work together to balance work and
You Are Safety Conscious
Professional drivers need to operate with a constant focus
on the safe transportation of their freight, themselves, and other drivers that
share the road. Being able to focus on the task at hand while being aware of
your surroundings are necessary to operate with a high level of safety.
Midland hosts a large variety of different driving jobs, as
our operations span Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Canada, and the Northeastern
United States. Want to learn more about driving with us? Visit our driver
recruiting page at midlandtransport.com/midland-careers-drive-with-midland or email our driver recruiters at firstname.lastname@example.org.