Imroj Singh Explains What it Takes to Be a Long-Haul Trucker and the Benefits of the Job

Becoming a long-haul trucker can be a rewarding occupation. Long-haul truckers can work independently and see the country as they travel on their routes. Many trucking companies are now looking for long-haul truckers since the industry is rebounding after the slowdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. This is a great time to get involved with the industry.

Imroj Singh, a trucking industry entrepreneur, based in California, explains becoming a long-haul trucker and the licensing and professional certifications you will need before you begin work.

Licensing

The minimum requirements for getting a CDL may seem daunting. First, the applicant must have a valid non-commercial driver’s license. They need to have at least one or two years’ driving experience, depending on the state. They must be 21 years old to drive across state lines or to drive hazardous materials.

Drivers must prove citizenship or lawful permanent residency. They must pass background screenings. Importantly, they must provide every state’s name with a driver’s license over the past ten years. This enables the state to check the driver’s record and ensure no outstanding problems.

Many disqualifying conditions could keep a commercial trucker off the road.

  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Incurring two serious traffic violations within three years
  • Driving with a blood alcohol content over 0.04 percent
  • Having an open alcohol container

These conditions and scenarios would disqualify a driver from receiving a CDL license or have it taken away.

Driver Training

Screening

What is the Job Like?

Being a long-haul trucker involves setting your schedule. While you often have predetermined routes that you need to follow, you decide how you spend your eight to ten hours behind the wheel each day.

Becoming a long-haul trucker means that you will not fall into a monotonous routine. You will continually find new challenges and adventures.

One of the best benefits of being a long-haul trucker is that it has a shortage of drivers. This means that it should be relatively easy to find work and that the pay will be good. In general, truckers make around $40,000 per year in most parts of the country.

Daily Requirements of the Job

Truckers will often need to help unload their vehicles when they reach their destination. They are responsible for the way the load is packed and for its safekeeping along the way.

Freedom to See the Country

Independence and Profit

Imroj Singh wants potential long-haul truck drivers to know that their employers will appreciate them. His company and many others are hiring experienced drivers and bringing them new career opportunities. Becoming a long-haul truck driver may be the right career for you.

Director of Operations, Golden Mile Enterprises, Inc.

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