We have all heard the saying
"He's got a mouth like a truck driver".
Growing up we hear many things that steer us away or towards different
jobs in life. No thanks to Hollywood, its portrayal of truck drivers,
and the bad accidents we see on the evening news, it seems truck
drivers get a bad rap.
Most believe truck drivers are low paid vagrant types that
live on the
road drifting in and out of trouble. These stereotypes I find to be
humorous for I am a truck driver. I have many peers and none of them
fit this profile. My peers all make $65,000-$100,000 dollars a year
with trucking jobs and most of us are home everyday with our families.
We live in above average homes with above average toys.
There is a truck driver shortage in this country that is
every year. Every time I see someone working a menial job living
paycheck to paycheck struggling to survive I scratch my head. I cant
help but wonder if they have a drivers license. Because having a
drivers license is all someone needs to get started and make the
aforementioned money in a years time with a trucking job.
There is no need to spend hundreds of thousands on an college
only to graduate too make much less with massive debt. Most would
believe that a college degree would enable you to earn more money than
with a trucking job. I know many people with degrees whose salaries are
not half of a truck driver.
There are many high paying trucking jobs in the trucking
available with no need to be away from home or live on the road. I
don't believe that the general public is aware these trucking jobs even
exist. I know this because of the shocked looks on faces when I explain
what I make, and what I do.
The greatest thing about trucking jobs vs. a regular job is
of freedom you have. You can't put a price on freedom of a trucking
job, and you will find no other job that will give you as much of it.
So the next time you see a truck driver remember this; his investment
portfolio and his home are probably 3 times the size of the average
American household. He has no student loans to pay back and he has the
freedom to talk "like a truck driver" if he wants to!