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Top Ten Reasons To Become a Truck Driver

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You might be surprised to find out that a career as a professional truck driver will give you more income and freedom than you imagined. Here are just a few of the benefits of a hitting the road.

Money

On average first year drivers can earn between $50,000 and $70,000. That may seem like a big variance, but income levels depend on the type of driving (IE: flatbed, tanker, teams, etc.) and company you work for. As you gain experience your income will increase. 

Quick Start

Starting a career isn’t always easy but becoming a professional driver is relatively quick. The majority of the nation’s top paying transportation companies require new drivers to obtain their CDL from a licensed school like ours. You can get the training you need and graduate with your CDL in 3-4 weeks. New for 2020, you can start your training virtually and reduce your in-person training time!

Demand

With your CDL and a safe driving record, you can pave your own way. There is currently a truck driver shortage in America, making it one of the most in-demand careers. As a truck driver you can expect to have a strong, stable, and long-lasting career.

See America

Always dreamed of taking a road trip across America? As a professional truck driver you are paid to travel. Through cities, mountains and from coast to coast, you can see America in all her glory.

Ride In Style

From Peterbilt and Kenworth to Freightliner and Volvo, our partner carriers operate the newest and most technologically advanced equipment on the road. You won’t be driving any old semi-truck, you’ll be riding in style.

Benefits For Now and Your Future

In addition to high pay, you can expect access to full health and dental benefits for you and your family. The majority of carriers also offer 401(k) programs to help you plan for retirement.

Co-Pilots

BJ had Bear and with many trucking companies you can have your own co-driver. We work with several pet-friendly trucking companies who allow dogs and cats to ride in the truck. Have a significant other who might want to ride along? Check with your perspective company to learn more about their rider policy.

Bonuses

Being a safe and productive driver will earn you additional income and accolades. Bonuses are regularly awarded to drivers for safe driving, productivity, and years of service.

Opportunities

As you grow in your career, you might find that a different style of driving appeals more to you. With you CDL and a safe record you have the option to become a flatbed, tanker, van, refrigerated or specialized driver. Team drivers are also in demand and earn high wages with hefty sign on bonuses. 

Be Your Own Boss

For some, the ultimate goal in their trucking career is to own their own truck. Many transportation companies offer programs to assist their drivers with becoming owner-operators. As a contractor you’ll enjoy more freedom and profits. 

If becoming a professional truck driver sounds like a great career for your, please call us at 800-391-2754 to reach out to an enrollment specialist. If you are ready to get started, find a location near you https://driverresourcecenter.com/locations/.

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3 responses to “Top Ten Reasons To Become a Truck Driver

  1. I wood like more information about the training of you have tuition program and how long the training take

    1. Eduardo, training is 3-4 weeks long. If you have not already, please call at 800-391-2754. A career specialist will review your tuition options and schedule your CDL Training today!

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