Benefits of being a trucker !
Have you ever thought how beneficial it is to be a truck driver?
Whether you are considering your career options for the first time, looking to shift to a new driving career here are some of the main benefits of being a long haul truck driver. 1. Job security Truck drivers are a staple of the American workforce, and they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Commercial trucks makeup 13.4% of all registered vehicles in the United States, and 7.8 million people are employed by jobs related to trucking — 3.5 million of those being truck drivers. The trucking industry generates more than $796 billion in gross revenue each year. Yearly statistics don’t lie — trucking is a large industry with many professionals involved. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 5% average employment growth rate over the next 10 years. It is safe to assume that, in the near future, truck drivers will continue to be in demand. 2. Great and steady pay The purpose of a job is to be able to support yourself and/or your family. As such, one of the most important benefits of truck driving is the pay. While the exact salary that you receive will depend on the company that you work for, the kind of route you drive, or the kind of load that you carry, one thing that you can depend on is a steady paycheck. 3. Freedom In many professions, freedom and autonomy are highly valued — in other words, the ability to “be your own boss.” This phrase means different things in different professions, as you almost always have someone to report to. However, one of the most popular truck driver benefits is that you get to be free of the kind of restrictive environment that many other jobs have. Your office is the road, you aren’t stuck with endless meetings and paperwork, and no one is looking over your shoulder as you work. Great benefit, isn’t it?! 4. Traveling to many different states and places. Again, depending on the type of route that you drive, there might be the opportunity to travel and see parts of the United States that you would never have otherwise seen. As you work different routes and jobs over the course of your career, you will get the chance to travel the roads of the nation and gain a real experience of America as you do. 5. Time for self-improvement. Sometimes the long hours truck drivers spend on the road are seen as a bad thing by outsiders. But the reality is that all of these miles on the road give you something that many people would kill for: time. As a truck driver, you can use this to your benefit in any number of ways, but one is that you can use it to expand your knowledge. You can listen to self-motivation coaches, learn a new language, and learn more about yourself as a human and individual.