No matter where you were deployed or for how long, coming home again can be challenging. And if you’ve recently separated from the service, you face an even greater transition. One of your first priorities will be finding work you’re suited for. Plenty of your fellow separated servicemembers have chosen a career in commercial trucking. There are lots of reasons why it makes sense to enroll in truck driving school, and the financial benefits of the GI Bill are only one of them.
The Ability to Work Independently
It takes a uniquely resilient kind of person to risk life and limb for country. Military servicemembers know how to work as part of a team, but they also know how to take the initiative and exercise the self-discipline needed to carry out tasks independently. When unexpected situations arise during a deployment, enlisted men and women rise to the occasion. Life on the road requires a similar mindset. Although you’ll be working as part of a team, much of the time, you’ll have to rely on yourself, and you’ll need to work independently.
The Opportunity to See the Country
Those who enlist often do so in part because of wanderlust. The same desire to travel and see the world can drive a person long after he or she leaves the service. As a commercial truck driver, you’ll have the opportunity to see so much more of America than most citizens. You’ll see natural wonders and manmade curiosities, and you’ll meet plenty of interesting characters along the way.
The Carryover of Military-Acquired Skills
Not every civilian employer understands or appreciates the unique skills a person can acquire in the military. But the fact is that military servicemembers are all highly trained individuals who know how to get the job done right the first time—and transportation companies are keenly aware of this. A career in the trucking industry will put your military-acquired skills to good use.
Phoenix Truck Driving School at Ft. Bliss wholeheartedly welcomes separated servicemembers and their families. We’ll help you explore your financial assistance options, including your GI Bill benefits or Chapter 35 Educational Assistance Program. Call (877) 206-8344 to get started today.