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Making a good impression when you are a new truck driver

| Jun 17, 2018 | Truck Accidents |

You have recently completed the certification to be qualified to drive a big rig, and have secured a good job with a reputable trucking company in New Jersey. In preparation for your new career you have talked with other people who are truckers and have taken their advice about how to stay safe and be an effective driver. At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, we are familiar with the unique risks of the industry and are committed to helping educate truck drivers on safety.

As you are beginning to get used to the life of a trucker, chances are you will experience the growing pains associated with taking on a new job and learning a new role. When you are trying to establish your reputation, Raodmaster Drivers School shares several suggestions on helpful things for new drivers to remember. These include the following:

  • Get to know your employer: Learn about the company you work for. Know what type of freight you are going to transport, how they manage trucking logs and other important details that will vary between companies.
  • Prioritize your health: Behind the wheel of a big rig, it can be easy for you to forget about your own needs. Remember to eat healthy and exercise regularly to keep yourself alert and active at all times.
  • Be flexible: At the start of your career, be cautious of refusing a load. Even if you are not excited about your upcoming assignment, accept it with professionalism and maintain a good attitude.

When you incorporate these tips into your routine as a rooky truck driver, you can build your reputation and perform your job responsibilities with confidence. For more information about being a truck driver, visit our web page.