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
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
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.
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.