Truck drivers are in high demand. The American Trucking Associations’ estimate the industry will need more than 96,000 new drivers each year for the next 10 years to keep pace with consumer spending. If you are looking for a career change, consider these top truck driver benefits:
1. Job Security
Truck drivers are responsible for moving freight around our country. Without truckers, our country as we know it would come to a halt. As companies continue to grow and consumer spending increases, more freight movers will be needed. With the current truck driver shortage, gaps need to be filled. Trucking companies are looking for reliable truck drivers. Truck drivers will be able to find a secure job in every state.
2. Pay and Benefits
Trucking requires little training or experience, yet it pays nearly as much as many jobs requiring a college degree. New truck drivers make, on average, $20,000-$40,000 per year. Once a new truck driver has as little as one year of experience, pay can increase to $50,000 or more a year. Also, with the current driver shortage, many trucking companies are willing to pay more than average to attract reliable drivers. Some truck employers may even offer signing bonuses for new drivers.
Along with the great pay comes great benefits. Many trucking companies offer competitive benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, paid time off and retirement plans.
Since the demand for truckers is high all over the U.S., truckers have flexibility to work where they want. If a trucker wants to move to a different state, he or she is likely to find a trucking job there. Plus, some trucking companies offer flexibility with the routes drivers travel. Some let the truckers choose which routes they want to drive.
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