Last month, I interviewed for a job with a long haul trucking company.
I have had my CDL license for 2 years. During that time I have worked for a couple of different companies. I don’t prefer to be gone overnight, but most jobs that pay well will require it. Last month, I didn’t plan on taking a job that kept me out overnight. I only went to the interview, because my dad knew the owner of the company. He thought it would be a great opportunity for me, so I went to the interview to talk to the guy. I really didn’t want to drive overnight or several days at a time, but the money was too good to pass up. I received monetary compensation for every mile that I drive and I also receive compensation for every hour I am behind the wheel. I will be working as a delivery driver for an industrial HVAC products company. The industrial HVAC products company has a huge warehouse in this city. I am responsible for picking up HVAC products from the warehouse and delivering them to the separate hubs around the state. On Fridays, I am responsible for driving to the next state. I have to make one delivery there each week and I am required to stay in the truck the whole time. It’s a six hour drive there and another six hours on the way home. I can’t even leave while the guys are unloading. Thankfully, I have a toilet in the cab of my truck for emergencies. It’s a very long day on the road.