All across North America, the trucking industry remains economically strong and continues to attract new driver candidates. Coming from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, these hopeful truckers are drawn to the continual supply of truck driving jobs. Trucking draws drivers for a number of reasons, but for professional football player Kory Sheets, it’s about making money.
Running back Kory Sheets may have left the Canadian Football League’s Saskatchewan Roughriders to sign with the NFL Oakland Raiders, but he can still be found in the Saskatchewan area. Sheets started working with Fast Trucking Service (FTS) alongside two of his former teammates, defensive backs Carlos Thomas and Woodny Turenne. FTS sits in the southeast corner of Saskatchewan.
Sheets did not receive a signing bonus with the Raiders, so he needed a job until he fully transitioned to the NFL team at the end of March. Working as a swamper, he rode with a truck driver, helping to load and unload various pieces of oil rigs. All of the heavy lifting involved allowed Sheets to continue his priority of staying fit for his upcoming NFL season.
Many truckers were surprised when Sheets hopped out of a truck in uniform, wondering what he was doing there. He always replied with, “I’m doing the same thing they’re doing- I’m trying to make some money.”
The trucking industry has continued to appeal to more people throughout the United States. This booming industry has continued to create new job opportunities despite the recent economic downturns. Appealing to more than the run of the mill truck driver, trucking jobs provide steady work, benefits, and a reliable income.
Truck drivers gain many resourceful skills while on the road, whether they truck for a lifetime or a season. If you’re looking for over the road, regional, or local job opportunities, be sure to complete your application today.
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