Whether people believe it or not, truck drivers are a crucial part of the overall logistics process. They are the key that gets products from start to finish point in an efficient and safe manner. If you are interested in becoming a truck driver, or have an upcoming interview for a position within the field, be sure to ask some of the questions below to make yourself stand out from the other candidates.
When interviewing, it is important to ask thoughtful and relevant questions to gain a better understanding of the role, the company and its culture, as well as the expectations for the position. Here are some potential questions a candidate should ask during an interview:
What does a typical day in the truck driver role at your company look like? This question can help you understand the day-to-day responsibilities of the position.
How does this position fit into the larger goals and objectives of the company? This question can help you understand the impact of the role within the organization and its importance.
Can you tell me more about the team I'll be working with such as the bosses and other drivers? This question can help you understand the dynamics of the team and the company culture. You’ll also usually be able to tell here if there are any issues within the team based on the interviewer’s response.
Why are you currently hiring more truck drivers and what are the biggest challenges facing the team or department? These questions can help you understand the current challenges the team is facing and how the role you are interviewing for can contribute to solving them.
Does this company provide any opportunities for growth in the role? How do you help truck drivers with career development and advancement? This question can help you understand the company's commitment to employee development and potential opportunities for growth.
Can you share more about the company's values and culture? This question can help you understand the company's vision, mission and the atmosphere in which you will be working.
How does the company measure success in this role? This question can help you understand the expectations of the role and how performance will be evaluated.
Can you highlight a time where another truck driver was applauded for their work here? This question will help you understand what the company is looking for in its employees when it comes to work ethic, effort, etc.
It is also always a good idea to end any interview with the question, “is there anything else I can provide you with to demonstrate that I am a qualified candidate for this role?” This question shows the interviewer that you are confident in your skills and eager to get the job and work hard.
Overall, interviewing for any role can be a nerve-racking process. If you have a truck driver interview coming up, be sure to ask some questions from the list above to really stand out.
Or, consider applying to become a truck driver with Eagle Logistics today! Visit our career page to fill out an application. And, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us here. We’ll be happy to hear from you!