You have to own a permit for trucking (CDL)
If you have a wish to be a trucker, the first thing that you should do is to get a permit for driving a truck. This permit is well-known as a CDL. If you don't own this permit, you will not be in a situation to drive a truck in your country or outside the country. I must note that the necessities for obtaining CDL can be different from one country to another. For an instance, you would like operate with a truck in the United States. So, you should have 18 years or 21 for driving outside the country. On your way to obtaining the permit, you will be asked to take a vision examination, written check and a driving check. All of the tests are intended to demonstrate your ability to operate the commercial truck. If you show knowledge and understanding as much as necessary, you'll be provided a CDL.
You must have ability to stay concentrated for extended periods of time
When driving a truck on long distances, one of the most important things is to keep your concentration while being on the road. You have to be able to keep your mind on the driving. If you have problems staying concentrated for extended periods, you must work on improving your concentration. For an example, you could try to drive a truck in some truck game and see how good you are in driving without being crashed (I know its' only a game, but it requires lots of concentration to stay on the road).
Sleeplessness and feeling tired can decrease the driver's ability to stay focused while the driving. So, when you feel that you're starting to lose concentration get a coffee or other stimulant. What's more, if you feel that you must take a nap, pull over and take short nap.
Ability to notice the traffic around you
Another important skill that each truck driver must have is the ability to be aware of the vehicles around him. While driving on the road, you have to see what is happening around you. You have to be able to use your side mirrors and see what is happening behind you. Keeping the eyes on the vehicles in front of you, behind you and on the sides is a must. Also, you must pay attention on the space that you have on the road (it's it enough or you're too close to the vehicle in front of you). If you learn to recognize the sings on the road around you, you'll be able to avoid the hazardous situations.
If you are determinate to become a trucker, you must put some effort to make your dreams come true.