Crafting a More Professional Image In The Trucking Industry

Do you want to take your professionalism to new heights? Below you will find three simple rules of professionalism that anyone can follow.


A professional person is known for their positive attitude-no matter what the day holds. Even when things don't go as planned, a professional will always remain calm and collected. When you have a great attitude, others will want to work with you, so in many ways, this rule of professionalism can really enhance your career.


Always be educated about your industry and have the ability to articulate what you know. Showcase your abilities and knowledge in a positive way and you'll find people will come to you when they need answers. Professionals always have a well rounded knowledge of their industry, so the more you can learn about your field of work, the better. Be aware of issues, current events, and new opportunities in your industry, so that you can truly call yourself an expert in your field. 


Professionals take pride in their appearance. They have great hygiene and they dress in clean and appropriate clothing that is suited for the demands of their job. There are a few very simple changes anyone can make to their wardrobe for a more professional look. For instance, adding a shirt with a collar can change up any outfit and make it more professional. When you are the most professional looking person in the room, you'll be noticed for all of the right reasons!


Contributing author, Jewel Jones was raised in the trucking industry. Her father started Meadow Lark, a freight logistics and trucking company, 30 years ago. Today, Jewel’s sister, Mandy, owns Meadow Lark Companies, and together they founded the first and only work wear clothing line just for truck drivers, Over the Road Apparel. The goal of Over the Road Apparel is to improve the image of the American truck driver and to help drivers everywhere succeed and enhance their careers. Jewel can be reached at