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The Worst Advice We've Ever Heard About Trucking Jobs

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on Feb 27, 2018 10:30:00 AM
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The Worst Advice We've Ever Heard About Trucking Jobs
In trucking, you will make connections on the road. Next time you are at a truck stop making small talk with another person in the industry, listen to what he or she says but don't forget to do your research on fact versus fiction.
We asked our recruiting team the absolute worst advice we've ever heard about trucking jobs and why.
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 1. You do not need to carry their physical long forms.

If asked by a DOT Officer to produce this document the driver must have it with him or her in the truck. Be prepared for a DOT inspection, always.


2. It is OK to violate hours of service to get something done for your company.

This is a HUGE no, no. To top it all off, the ticket goes against the driver.


3. You can have alcohol in the truck in the side box.

Say what? A professional driver CANNOT have alcohol on the truck.



 4. Your personal needs are not important.

If you let your company know you need to get home to attend to a  family matter and their response is, “the truck needs to keep moving and making money,” it is time for you to find a new company.


5. A DAC will ruin you.

In actuality, it can help you! A DAC is nothing but an employment verification that is documented with the FMCSR information. No personal verbiage. Just facts.


 What is the worst advice you have ever heard? Let us know below.



Topics: trucking jobs