Jobs can be found online, in the local newspaper, through recruitment agencies, or by applying directly to trucking companies. Depending on the type of job, they may also be found simply through word-of-mouth.
Some companies advertise that they will consider drivers with no experience. H.O. Wolding is one of those companies! Alternatively, simply writing to some different companies with a copy of your résumé may be enough to get you a work trial.
Most local companies will advertise in the local press, on social media with a local bias or via word-of-mouth.
There are a number of different options. The most common career openings are:
Look online and in the press for companies that are prepared to take on rookie drivers. It’s also worth sending your résumé around to companies you like the look of, to see if they would be prepared to give you a job opportunity.
Often visiting a company in person may be enough to give you a chance. For local openings, word-of-mouth can make a difference. If you have a friend or relative working with a local company, they might well be able to vouch for you, increasing your chances of being offered a job.
Truck drivers need to be in possession of the relevant CDL and be in good health. Depending on the company they intend to work for, they may also need a High School Diploma and a clean driving and criminal record.