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The Dairy Cattle Industry

With proper training, it is very possible to find a career in the truck driving industry in Texas. You may be wondering what type of Texas driving careers are available. One place to begin your search is within four of the most predominant industries in the state: oil, cattle, lumber, and cotton.

In Texas, oil is king. Many industries are connected with the oil industry. One important thing to remember is that you need a tank endorsement before you are able to haul oil.

Texas produces more cattle than any other state in the United States.

Thousands of acres of lumber are harvested each year throughout the state, but mostly in eastern Texas. The lumber is hauled throughout the United States, where it is used to construct homes, furniture, and other items.

Cotton is the second most important agricultural product, after cattle.

Some of the lesser-known industries in the state are roses (especially in eastern Texas), aviation, and wool.

Many products are exported and imported at ports along the Gulf Coast of Texas, especially the port of Houston, providing many opportunities for truck drivers.

With so many industries to choose from, there are several Texas driving careers available. Once you have found a few jobs that are of interest to you, it is time to start applying.

You can fill out resumes and send them to the companies that best meet your needs and your experience.

Trucking companies will look for several things when searching for their next employee. They will want to know:
How much experience you have in the trucking industry.
How many moving violations you have within the past 4 to 5 years.
What endorsements you have (air brakes, hazardous materials, double and triple trailer, and tank)
If you have been convicted of a DUI?
If you have failed a drug test?

Be honest with your potential employer during the interview process. In most cases, they will give you an opportunity to explain any item that may show you in a negative light.

When you go to your job interview, it is important to arrive early. This will give you a moment to settle down before the interview. It will also show that being on time is important to you.

After you have determined what area and industry you are most interested in, submitted resumes, and interviewed, keep applying until you receive that phone call!