If you're interested in a job with high pay and high demand, then trucking may be for you. It can be fairly simple to learn the job and to find one as long as you meet the qualifications.
Truck drivers need to be at least 21 years of age, but otherwise, there are very few physical requirements. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Standards do exist to make sure you're fit for the job. For most employers, you'll also have to pass a drug test before you can get a job. To get the best paying trucking jobs in Joplin, MO, you'll need to be physically able to drive for long periods of time and have no illegal substances in your system.
If you get a job driving trucks, you'll need to have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and a good driving record. You must also be prepared to obtain other necessary documentation, such as a passport, hazmat endorsement, and a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card. Pictured is one of our fantastic drivers, Bryce Vogel. Bryce comes from a family of professional, safe drivers, but he still had to attend a certified truck-driving school and spend time working under a different carrier to obtain the level of experience we require for drivers looking to join our team – typically one year of clean driving.
Drivers don’t just need driving credentials, though, to get the highest paying truck driving jobs in Joplin, MO. They also need a work history and references, just like they would with any other job. After all, just like with any other job, your employers need to make sure you are legally qualified to do the work and that you would be a responsible employee.
If you have at least one year of safe driving under your belt and are interested in joining a dynamic team that cares about the safety of our drivers, we encourage you to get in touch!
All of our articles are written by various members of the TDC team.