Changing career and moving in truck driving sector can offer multiple benefits. As there is truck driver shortage, trucking companies pay more to extra qualified professionals to haul their loads across states or countries. More than 70% stuff associated to the nation’s economy gets delivered via trucks, so as economy grows the need for truckers continues to rise. To become a truck driver, no college degree is needed.
Usually high pay
Truck driving jobs are based on mileage or hours driven. In any way, you are assured that the more steadily you work, the more money you earn. Experienced drivers make sufficient income and spend several weeks enjoying with their families. Several drivers spend lots of time on road and retire early to enjoy a comfortable life.
Trucking companies offer truck driver benefits like medical, vision, dental, life insurance, retirement plans, and prescription medicine coverage. They even get paid holidays and vacations.
No time clock punching
People with independent spirits can enjoy the job in trucking sector. With most of the jobs you need to report daily at same location for time clock punching but truck drivers don’t need to report often at home freight terminal. Generally, workers or staff has to deal with office politics but as a truck driver you don’t need to go through the hassle of promotion competition.
You are boss on the road. It does not matter, even the hours to spend driving daily is legally limited. However, it does not say what hours you can drive or cannot drive. It is your personal choice, you can prefer to drive at night till early morning, when roads are nearly deserted. This helps to put multiple miles in comparison to what you could have, if the roads were congested.
Bonuses are offered for certain distances traveled or loads carries. You can even be appreciated for safe driving. It even makes your job secure.
People who enjoy traveling can find trucking career ideal. Working as professional truck driver will allow you to explore the nooks and corners of your state or country. While driving you can see beautiful scenarios, meet new people, as well as experience multiple cities and towns. As truck driver, you will be consistently traveling on the road.
Drivers can determine the kind of hauls, distance [cross-region, long distance or local runs] they prefer to drive. Several trucking companies allow their drivers to have their kids or pets go along during solo rides.
Truck owner and operators
If you own and operate the truck on your own then what is charged and how the freight is charged depends on you. Independent truck owner-operator can pick the load as well as choose where to deliver. They make good money hauling long distance loads. There will be no one to share the money with as you are an independent truck owner-operator. It means when the truck is driven by the owner the expenses is less.