Why Become a Trucker
The Top 12 Best Reasons to Become a Professional Trucker
Company driver starting salaries have never been higher. The more experience you get, the higher your pay. If you enjoy driving, this is the career for you. Many truckers are paid by the mile; the more you drive, the more you earn. It is not unheard of, for experienced truckers to earn $100,000.00 per year.
Never be away from your family on weekends if you don’t want to. You make your own schedule, and you set your own earnings based on your driving time.
3. TRAVEL AMERICA
See America, with you in the drivers seat, seeing the continental USA of your own choosing. From the Ozarks, to the Mississippi River, to the Grand Canyon, and even Las Vegas. The country is wide open and waiting for you.
4. PAID VACATIONS
Some of the larger companies even reward their drivers with annual paid vacations.
5. JOB SECURITY and RESPONSIBILITY
America moves through the delivery of goods, almost 90% of all goods delivered and sold throughout the Continental U.S.A. are the responsibility of professional truckers. You can rest assured that there is always a job for you.
6. MAKE NEW FRIENDS
Every where you go, you meet other truckers, and people who love truckers. Whether passing the time over pool game at a truck stop, having coffee and apple pie at a diner, or just spending time with your loved ones and their friends during your time off, everyone loves and respects a professional trucker.
7. HEALTH and DENTAL INSURANCE
Many companies provide health, dental and vision benefits for you, and your entire family. Remember this, America’s most powerful union has your back, the Teamsters.
8. WORKERS COMPENSATION and DISABILITY
Most trucking company policies cover short and long term disability insurance. You and your family are provided for in case of injury, illness or other physical restriction forces you to take time off.
9. TRAVEL with your SPOUSE
There is plenty of room in the rig for your spouse to enjoy the country with you; why not see it together. Many husbands and wives drive together as teams.
Referral-driver bonuses, some as high as $5,000.00 each, are paid directly to you, for you bringing in a new driver to the company. You never know when that next driver you meet at a diner or truck stop is the one looking to change employers, or relocate to a company headquartered in a city they want to move to, for better schools, being closer to their family, or just a change of scenery.
Many trucking companies provide retirement and 401k benefits packages for all their employees.
12. LIVING YOUR DREAM – BE YOUR OWN BOSS
This is the main reason most professional truckers get into this exciting career. A high percentage of the trucks you see on the open highway are privately owned big-rigs. Men, women and couples, who drive when they want, and where they want, living the American dream.