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                     The Benefits of Truck Driving

A job in the trucking driving world is a good cure for the office woes. With a national shortage of qualified truck drivers in the U.S., it's also one of the best times to join the industry because you can expect to make more, particularly if you build a safe driving record. With a month of driving training and a CDL license, you can begin to reap the benefits of being a truck driver.

Above Average Pay

After a few weeks of training for your CDL, you can expect to start out making at least $30,000. With each year of driving experience, you can expect your earning wage to go up. Experienced drivers can expect to earn about $40,000 to over $100,000 per year. Many truckers make more than those with a college education, and have higher salaries than the state's average salary in the private sector.

Besides the pay increases, you can also earn bonuses and rewards for driving safely or for early deliver times.

Not 9 to 5 Work day

Truckers can legally work about 70 hours per week. Although the hours may be long, the change from the traditional office hours may be beneficial for many people that enjoy more flexibility. No trip is ever the same, and truckers have the added advantage of not having a boss breathing down their necks, and also avoiding annoying co-workers. With traffic jams and variable weather conditions, truckers have the option to choose their schedule for breaks and naps.

Not only are the hours more flexible, but some companies let you take people along during the trip. Trucking companies often let pets or children come along, a condition not normally found in traditional work environments.

Job Security

If you like to move often, trucking is a good fit. Trucking offers job security for those that move frequently. Since trucking is needed throughout the nation, truckers can move across the country and enjoy a good job outlook.

If these conditions for truck driving fit your needs, consider searching for truck driving jobs in your area. After certification, you can move into this fast paced career.

The Benefits of Truck Driving

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