How to Prepare for a Truck Driver Interview

Posted on: 21 September 2015

Truck driving is often a well-paid job that has great benefits for its members. Due to the fact that it requires the drivers to maneuver large vehicles full of heavy objects over state borders and on crowded highways, truck driving companies are often picky about who they hire to drive. Here are some ways that you can get ready for a truck driver interview so that you are able to leave a good impression.

1. Make a List

One of the most common questions that you will be asked during the course of an interview is whether or not you are familiar driving with trailers hooked up to the back of the your vehicle, driving in the mountains, driving in the fog and rain, and driving when the roads are icy. You want to think back as far as possible. Even if you have not been a truck driver before, you will likely have had some experience driving in a few of these conditions. See if you can remember any trip that you have made in these conditions and write it down, as well as approximately how long ago it was and how far you had to drive in that condition. This will show the interviewer that you are prepared and have some experience, even if you don't have as much experience driving with a trailer.

2. Research the Company

Some interviewers might also ask you about the company at which you are interviewing. They might ask what you know about the company or why you want to work for the company. If they do, it's important that you have a good answer prepared. Look into how long the company has been in business, the types of goods that they normally transport, the areas in which they usually operate, and the overall reputation of your drivers. Even if the interviewer doesn't ask about the company, working some of this information in will allow you to show the interviewer that you want the job enough to do the footwork.

3. Determine a Schedule

Finally, make sure that you have a set limit on the number of days that you are willing to be away from home each month. Make sure that you state this number upfront and get confirmation that this number will be honored. Doing this will show the interviewer that you have given time and thought to your schedule and will be more likely to stick to it.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in helping place people in driver careers.


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