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Should I Get a Job in Drop and Hook Trucking?

November 30, 2016

 

Over-the-road truckers face days away from home, long hours on the road, and cover miles a day. Life on the road can be demanding, but it can also be exciting, and drivers can collect great pay all while seeing the country. So, if you’re wondering whether now is the time to start a career in drop-and-hook truck driving, this post may clear up some common misperceptions about the career path, and answer that question with a resounding yes!

 

Daily Duties

Like any other job, there is a rhythm and a routine to the truck driving daily grind. Though you’ll be covering hundreds of miles per day, charging through different climates and weather conditions, most drivers establish a daily routine.

 

Drivers quickly learn preferred routes, tricks of the trade, and discover favorite and convenient stops along their routes. For most drivers, the day begins at a truck stop or wherever yesterday’s journey concluded. They’ll do a quick inspection of their truck, enjoy some coffee or breakfast and update their logbooks before climbing behind the wheel. Many drivers cover up to 600 miles per day. The number of days on the road may vary. Many companies offer flexible schedules and guaranteed home days for those in Class A driving careers in Los Angeles, CA.

 

Drop and Hook Driving

There are two primary types of over-the-road jobs: Live loads and drop and hook. Live load drivers reach their destination and wait—sometimes for long hours—for their trailer to be unloaded and reloaded. Drop and hook drivers simply deliver a trailer to a company’s warehouse, and then return for it a few days