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Husband or Partner Out of Work? Consider Trucking

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For work-at-home moms, a husband or partner’s unemployment can put a great financial strain on the family. Job applications often end in disheartening rejection emails while the family struggles to pay the phone bill. But there’s one industry – often overlooked – that is in severe demand of new workers: truck driving.

Truck driving isn’t usually at the forefront of a family’s mind when deciding on potential employment, but it’s an extremely important industry. Almost everything we buy and own has been delivered by a truck. Without truck drivers, the economy would grind to a halt.

Despite its necessity, the industry is experiencing a shortage of truck drivers, and this job may be the perfect solution for a work-at-home mom who is trying to help her partner find work. Trucking is relatively cheap and easy to get into. After only 3-7 weeks of training, a driver can get on the road and start earning money. You can even get a trucking company to pay for this training, in exchange for a contract to work for them!

The great part about truck driving is that it pays well, especially compared with jobs requiring similar levels of education or training. The difficulty with truck driving is that, at least for the first couple years, drivers are often away from home for a week to a few weeks at a time. This is a challenge for most families, but it becomes much easier with a work-at-home mom. Because mom is still at home, the child(ren) still receive all the love and nurturing care they need.

After a couple years, the truck driver can usually transfer to a regional or local job, so they can be home every week or even every day. Truck driving provides excellent job security, and many companies offer comprehensive benefits, such as medical, for the whole family.

If truck driving does interest you, we have these tips for work-at-home moms:

  • Plan special family events when the working spouse is able to be home for the weekend
  • Ensure the child(ren), if they are old enough, understands that the hard-working mom or dad is not leaving them, but rather sacrificing home time for the family
  • Modern technology makes communication a breeze. Take advantage of daily video chats.

Truck driving can be an exciting career for the driver, and a much needed financial boost to a family with a work-at-home mom. If you are interested in learning more about trucking, we recommend the new, easy-to-follow “Become a Truck Driver” guide from ClassADrivers.com. This includes salary info, step-by-step instructions on how to become a driver, and all the necessary answers to determine if this is the right choice for your family.

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