Different Shipping Careers
Have you been considering a career change? Do you love driving and helping get things to where they need to go? Maybe a career in shipping is right for you! Check out the following potential career options to see what might be the best route.
Professional Truck Driver
One of the most extensive shipping careers available is that of a truck driver. Truck drivers can work for any number of companies, ranging from small moving companies to national or even worldwide corporations. As a truck driver you would primarily be responsible for driving a large semi-truck, hauling loads from place to place, depending on your employer’s specifications. There are lots of options in the truck driving world; some people drive trucks owned by their employers, while others pursue lease to own truck driving jobs.
An employee of the postal service is responsible for delivering packages and mail to residencies and offices throughout the country. As a federal employee, you will use the vehicle assigned to you to deliver mail, instead of having to use your own mode of transportation, and you will have perks like not having to work on federal holidays. This career would allow you to be outside often, and become familiar with a route close to home.
In the past few years, national grocery store chains have begun to offer personal shopper services, some even with the option for delivery. In that vein, there are now several private companies that hire individuals to perform shopping for customers and personally deliver the goods to the customers’ homes. As someone employed by one of these companies, you would be responsible for visiting stores regularly, making wise choices about products to purchase, and safely delivering the groceries to customers directly. This position requires much more face-to-face interaction than that of a truck driver or postal worker.