Becoming a trucker. Are you truck driver material? Trucking jobs are waiting for the right drivers.
By: Jessie Stone
There are many awesome reasons in becoming a trucker. If you like to travel and see the road a trucker career may be perfect for you. A recent boom in younger drivers is in progress as older drivers decide to move out of the business. The high pay is what lures many truckers with a newbie averaging around $35,000 a year. In just a few years a trucker can be bringing in around $65,000 a year.
Some owner operators have been know to make around $150,000 a year. Owning your own rig can be expensive but well worth the investment. Becoming a company driver may be a good way to get your feet wet and learn about trucking before you decide to you buy a rig.
Another sweet thing about becoming a trucker is the family aspect. Truckers acquire a tight bond on the road that often leads to
lifelong trucker friends. Many friends have been made at truck stops and rest areas as truckers enjoy breaks from the road. On-line interaction is becoming popular among truck drivers as cellphone applications are on the rise.
One thing about a driver career that rocks is the beautiful country views. Imagine riding through the countryside seeing great mountain vistas one day and the beach another. Riding through a corn field in Indiana can be a great way to enjoy working.
Woman are finding a home in the trucking industry and enjoying a profession once dominated by men. Social media and TV is stirring
buzz about the trucking profession. Trucking is proving to be a good career and social media and TV is giving it rock star status. Truck driver jobs will be in high demand as social media welcomes new generations of drivers.
One thing about the trucking that is awesome is the demand for products. Think about all the business and goods that rely on moved goods everyday!
Trucker Schools aren't hard to find in most areas of the US. The price of schools depend and can go from a few thousand to over
$10,000. Many companies may have it's own school and training program. Don't be scared applying at different companies when you get your CDL, the more Applications you apply for the better.
Expect good pay and a chance to make good friends and see the world in the trucking industry. Danger can be found on road so always be careful and be prepared for your adventure. Is the road in your future?
Do you have a great story about this? Share it!
Nov 15, 19 10:36 PM
I have just recently got my CDL-A. I have no otr experience would this be a good time to start knowing it's going to be snowing very soon or should I wait
Oct 20, 19 04:17 PM
When we started Fleet Speak at the beginning of 2018, we would have never guessed what an engaged and loyal group of readers we would gain in such a short
Oct 02, 19 07:09 PM
From Dec.2018, Breakdown Inc provides you the most accurate mobile truck and trailer repair shops information within seconds along with the shortest route