What are trucking companies looking for in a resume?
Absolutely nothing, as there is a shortage in trucking of over 135,000
truck drivers and by the end of 2007 industry analysts expect the
shortage of truck drivers to be in excess of 160,000 truck drivers. If
you are looking to drive a truck for a living and perhaps even see the
country, then a driver job is waiting for you and your resume only
needs to show that you have the drivers license and that you are
You see, trucking companies need people to drive so
badly that they are taking people who barely speak English or even had
just gotten out of prison and have felonies on their record. If you
have a felony on your record about the only kind of truck you cannot
drive is a Haz Mat truck or a trucking company, which has big military
contracts to haul their freight around the country. You do not need
much of a resume if you are looking for a job in the trucking industry
as a truck driver.
The trucking companies will train you to get
your commercial drivers license and offer you a fairly decent starting
wage and they are competing with each other for truck drivers and so
you need to shop around and look for the best deal for you. Let us just
say it is a drivers market and this would be a good time to take
advantage of a new career as a truck driver. Consider this in 2006.