Trucking Mock Interview

30 interview questions and answers to help you prepare for an interview in the trucking industry.

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Talk to me about your geographical knowledge, rating yourself from 1-10.

Company ABC needs to know that you are confident in your knowledge of the areas to which they provide service. Working in the trucking industry, it's essential that you have strong geographical knowledge. This knowledge does not mean that you have to know everything about the US, Canada, and Mexico! It does mean that you have excellent recall skills and the ability to learn quickly. Company ABC may offer geographic testing, so be sure to offer your participation if that's the case.

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30 Trucking Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Talk to me about your geographical knowledge, rating yourself from 1-10.

  • 2. Name for me three of the transportation services offered at Company ABC.

  • 3. How is our ever-changing economy impacting the trucking industry?

  • 4. We offer competitive wages and a great compensation plan. What is most important to you, when considering a job offer?

  • 5. Carriers and shippers face many regulatory changes. How do you remain up to date on capacity, compliance, and safety standards?

  • 6. Do you have experience collaborating with drivers, dispatchers, and other crew?

  • 7. In this role with Company ABC you will be responsible for the safe and efficient delivery of customer freight. How will you contribute to our reputation for safety and excellence?

  • 8. How familiar are you with the US Department of Transportation and the part they play with Company ABC daily operations?

  • 9. Do you have experience working on an on-call basis? Are you able to meet our scheduling needs?

  • 10. Company ABC conducts background checks, drug, and alcohol testing. Are you able to meet these requirements?

  • 11. Do you have experience in the movement of hazardous material, restricted, or time-sensitive shipments?

  • 12. Trucking and transport require the ability to react quickly and professionally. How do you keep your cool in the face of change?

  • 13. Smooth communication is vital to the success of Company ABC. How do you ensure smooth workplace communication?

  • 14. The trucking and transport industry can be stressful and high-stakes. How do you deal under extreme stress?

  • 15. Company ABC seeks out employees who work hard, and show up for their team. What does having a strong work ethic mean to you?

  • 16. How extensive is the fleet at Company ABC?

  • 17. What is the FMCSA and its primary purpose?

  • 18. Are you prepared for substantial amounts of travel?

  • 19. Tell me about your post-secondary education and how it applies to the trucking industry. Are you interested in expanding your schooling, or gaining further certifications?

  • 20. Talk to me about a serious conflict on your team. How did you help to resolve the conflict?

  • 21. What were you doing during the gaps in employment that I see on your resume?

  • 22. When have you discovered a problem at work, and went above and beyond to repair the issue?

  • 23. Tell me about your least favorite personal trait, and what are you doing to improve yourself.

  • 24. What timeline do you feel is appropriate when responding to customers and other stakeholders?

  • 25. What are your favorite, and least favorite, tasks in your current job?

  • 26. Company ABC seeks out the most honest employees. Have you ever kept the remainder of an expense allotted to you?

  • 27. Tell me why you are leaving your current job.

  • 28. How would you handle a client who is exceptionally rude to you?

  • 29. How would you deal with a supervisor who is a poor communicator?

  • 30. Tell me about yourself.