Benefits of Becoming a Commercial Truck Driver

Whether you are fresh out of high school or you are just looking for a change, you may be looking for a new career. You should think about becoming a commercial truck driver. While many people dread driving, others may find it to be the perfect career for them. In fact, it is a great job for many reasons. 

Here are some of the reasons that you may want to consider a commercial truck driving career. 

Salary. Many commercial truck drivers are able to live comfortably. They usually start out around fifty thousand dollars a year, where older commercial truckers can get over one hundred thousand dollars a year. If you start your own business and get a fleet of trucks, the possibilities are endless with your salary. 

Good benefits. Many commercial trucking companies offer good benefits in order to keep their truckers happy. They often have good health insurance and many allow their drivers to come home every night. 

No college. You don’t need a fancy degree to become a commercial truck driver. In fact, a few weeks of training at a vocational high school (or community college) and you may have your commercial driver’s license! There aren’t many careers that don’t require several years of courses in order to be ready to go. 

Low cost to get started. These programs should only cost you a few thousand dollars, though you may be able to get started for free by signing up with a commercial truck driving company. Many will pay for your training, as long as you work for them for a certain amount of time. 

Job security. Truckers are in high demand right now, as we have to get food to the table and supplies in the right hands. Truck drivers like to tell people that “if you bought it, a trucker brought it.” There is always a need for commercial truck drivers, and the shortage of workers has only made this more true. 

Get paid to travel. As a commercial truck driver, you get paid to travel around the country. Even better, you may be in one state one day and in an entirely different region the next! In fact, you may go through several states in one day, getting to see more than you ever imagined! You are going to spend time in the country, the mountains, and even the desert as you deliver loads from one place to another. 

Freedom and flexibility. Though you may be told where you need to be, you aren’t going to have a boss breathing down your neck the entire day. You just get to drive by yourself. You can listen to music, podcasts, or just enjoy the view! As you become a more senior driver (or start your own business), you can have the flexibility to pick when you want to work and where you want to go! 

There are many reasons why you should become a commercial truck driver. You will be able to live comfortably, and support your family. There is always a need for truck drivers, so you don’t have to worry about job security. You also get paid to travel. You get to see all over the country, often going through many states in one day! As you gain experience, you may even get to pick and choose your routes and where you want to go. If you start your own driving business, you will be in charge of your entire schedule, picking and choosing which works best for you and your family. 

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David Ott

David Ott