Are you preparing for a truck driving interview?
Whether you have years of experience or are just getting started in the trucking industry, doing interviews can be nerve-wracking still. Here are a few pointers to help you ace your next truck driving interview.
1. Look Into the Trucking Firm
Research the trucking firm thoroughly before going in for the interview. Learn about their background, specialty, niche, and driving expectations. You must show the interviewer that you have thoroughly researched the firm and understand what to expect in a trucking position with them. This will make you stand out and will make the interviewer know that you really are interested in working for them.
2. Practice Answering Commonly Asked Questions
Although some interview questions will be basic or generic, others will be industry-specific. You must be ready to respond to both types of questions. They might ask you the following questions:
- How would you describe yourself?
- What qualifies you for this position?
- Have you ever been through any mishaps or accidents?
- What made you want to work in the trucking industry?
- How do you cope with stress?
- Tell me more about your truck driving expertise and experience?
3. Research About Unexpected Trucking Scenarios
Scenario questions are frequently used by interviewers to assess a trucker’s ability to think on their feet and make quick judgments. Here are some instances that they could bring up:
- What would you do if you were late for a delivery owing to a traffic delay or a route error?
- What kinds of repairs are you capable of making yourself if your truck breaks down on the road?
Know how to describe your trucking experience. Drivers with more experience will have a mix of good and bad driving histories. During an interview, you’ll need to highlight your good driving record and explain how you learned or evolved from your bad driving experiences. When talking about your trucking experience, keep a confident and upbeat attitude.
4. Ask the Right Questions
Finally, you should expect to ask the interviewer a few questions. Here are some questions to consider:
- What is your policy on driver home time?
- Is commercial truck insurance covered by the firm?
- What is the company’s policy on fuel?
- Is the pay for drivers hourly or by the mile?
- Is it necessary for drivers to load and unload cargo?
- How is the performance of drivers assessed?
Hopefully, these tips will help you in your upcoming truck driving interview.