An honest look into the life of a professional truck driver
Within the trucking industry you have job security, good compensation, strong benefits and freedom; all the elements that make a great career. As the demand for goods increases, more professional truck drivers will be needed to keep supply chains moving, thus employment is projected to grow in the next 10 years.
You may have your assumptions when it comes to the trucking industry, but it is impossible to have a true understanding of what to expect as a professional truck driver until you see what life on the road is really like. To find out if a career in trucking is right for you, watch our docuseries, Shiny Side Up: A Witte Bros. Documentary, where you meet Joe, a professional driver and trainer for Witte Bros. who’s been on the road for roughly 40 years.
Meet Joe, a Witte veteran
Episode One: Memorial Day
It’s Memorial Day on the midwest interstate. We meet Joe who explains what life as a trucker is really like nowadays and how it has evolved over the years. Joe enjoys the sights of Grain Valley, MO over BBQ and cigars.
Episode Two: The Cowboy on 18 Wheels
Joe makes his way to Kansas City. We meet Witte employee, Dawn, who shares her experience with Witte and working personally with Joe. Joe opens up about his early dreams and aspirations of becoming a truck driver while working at his father’s gas station. A wait in KC is longer than expected.
Episode Three: The Snowball Effect
We meet Zach who recounts what he learned from Joe in Witte Bros. Truck Driving School. A layover in Kansas City results in a late appointment in Olathe. This makes for an even longer wait in the truck. Come time to leave, a simple miscommunication at the receiving office turns heated. Joe faces the consequences.
So Is Trucking a Good Career Choice? You bet it is!
Jump Start Your Career with Witte
Based centrally in Troy, Missouri, we store refrigerated food products and deliver in temperature-controlled trucks all over the nation. Learn more about what Witte Bros. Exchange Inc. can do for you.