If you like driving on the open road you might have considered what it might be like to have a career where you can do just that on a full time, paid basis.

Picture a job where you can travel around the country, meeting new people and working outside of the 9-to-5 format, all while earning a good amount of money. If you like the sound of it, then you might find that a career as a trucker could be calling out to you.

So what can you expect from a career as a lorry driver?

Well, sitting behind the steering wheel a whole lot is an obvious one, but you’ll also have to keep track of the loads you’re carrying and where they’re going to, as well as keeping track of your journey to ensure you’re getting the right amount of rest on your journey. There’s also an element of problem-solving as you might have to avoid accidents or delays and navigate bad weather, meaning you’re never out of a challenge when you’re on the road. There’s also plenty of opportunities to meet new people and form lasting relationships as you go from place to place, making it quite a sociable job, too.

And if that’s not enough, there’s also the promise of it being a rather lucrative career path as you gain experience in the role.

And how exactly do you become a trucker?

It’s a fairly simple process. One of the joys of trucking is that there are always lots of jobs available, so you’ll have no trouble finding a job when you have the correct qualifications.

The process of getting your qualifications is rather simple.

First, you undertake a medical exam to ensure you’re fit to drive on the roads for extended periods of time. It consists of a conversation with a doctor about your health, followed by a brief examination. Nice and easy.

The next step is the theory test. Rather like your driver’s test, this will take the form of multiple questions in order to ensure you understand the rules of the road, and it’s usually taken after many mock tests to ensure you know what you’re talking about.

And then comes the fun part: the practical training. Getting behind the wheel of a lorry and learning how to use it. It might take some getting used to, but you’ll be passing you’re test and ready to go in no time.

That’s how easy it is! You’ll be on the road in no time, knowing you never have to go back to your desk job ever again.