When you first thought of possible careers that you wanted to grow up to do, jobs of astronaut, professional athlete, and monster truck driver come to mind. The former two require incredible will and physical gifts that aren’t possible to be done by 99% of the population. Monster truck driving is far less physically involving, Not that it requires no physical skill its just that these physical skills can be developed whereas it is much harder for someone to train to have a vertical of 40”, run a 4.2 second 40 yard time, or deal with the oxygen deprived depths of space and outer atmosphere. However, it’s not as easy as just buying a monster truck. So here’s some advice on how to work your way up to have this dream job.
So You Want To Drive Monster Trucks
- Get the license
First, and most obviously, you need to get your drivers license. Not the normal drivers license but what’s called a commercial drivers license (CDL) which teaches you how to drive 18 wheelers and other big commercial vehicles. With this you can start your way to becoming a monster truck driver.
- Get Noticed, Get Acquainted
In order to get your foot in the door, you need to get noticed by monster truck teams. There are often tailgates before the show to meet the teams and stay later and offer you assistance. Whether its just cleaning up or minor tasks like offering your assistance, this can help you institute a positive image with the monster truck teams. Most likely one of these teams will offer you a job as a crew member. With your job you will learn the flow and the day to day life of the monster truck world and life of a driver.
- Working Your Way Up
You will most likely start as a mechanic for your respective team. From there you will make repairs to the monster trucks and do other tasks to make sure that the monster trucks are in the right order and place to race. If you are good there you will be able to drive in local events where you can build your skills. If you are good enough you will start getting more attention and will eventually be noticed to where you will start driving in a few professional events where the main driver isn’t able to make it. And finally, you will become the main driver for the monster truck team finally achieving your lifetime goal.
If you want to achieve your dream of becoming a monster truck driver start early and introduce yourself to the pros who will be able to get you a position to get your monster truck career started. And while this career takes patience it is more than worth it than when you send your giant truck feet in the air and land on cars to crush and entertain a whole audience of people who want to be just like you.