If you are looking to start a new career, you should consider trucking. Whether you are transitioning out of military service, looking for a stable industry, or just wanting to try something new, there are many benefits to becoming a truck driver and we can help you get started.
Some reasons to consider a trucking career include:
1. Excellent Pay
Truckers can make more than $69,000 a year.* You can increase your earning potential as you gain more experience and demonstrate your ability to safely and efficiently haul freight. In addition to base pay, many companies offer sign-on bonuses and other bonuses for safe driving.
2. Employee Benefits
In addition to great pay, many motor carriers offer health, dental, and vision insurance. Other employee benefits include paid time off, 401k plans, and more. Since truckers are in such high demand, companies often compete to offer the best benefits packages.
3. See the Country
If you choose over-the-road (OTR) trucking, your routes will span across the nation. This gives you the opportunity to see the country and get paid to do so. You will travel through scenic areas and depending on the carrier you work for, you may be able to take time off in different locations.
4. Job Security
Semi-trucks haul 70% of the country’s freight and there is a shortage of qualified individuals to drive these vehicles. A report from the American Trucking Associations (ATA) found that the industry was short 60,800 drivers in 2018. As a result, there is a high demand for new drivers and excellent job security for those starting their trucking careers.
5. Make a Difference
Truck drivers are essential for our nation’s economy. Without them, shelves would be empty and gas stations would run out of fuel. Every day you spend as a trucker, you can take pride in knowing you are making a positive difference.
6. Accelerated Training
It’s rare to find a job with so many benefits that requires minimal training and trucking is one such opportunity. You can get your commercial driver’s license (CDL) in as little as four weeks. This means you don’t have to wait to start your new career.
The First Step To Your Trucking Career
If you want to take advantage of the above benefits, the first step is getting your CDL. At Phoenix Truck Driving School, you’ll learn from highly-skilled instructors and we offer job placement assistance. In fact, many of our students have offers before graduation and can start earning right away.
How To Get Started
We have schools in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. One of our advisors can help you get started and can answer any questions you have about our programs.
To learn more about CDL training with Phoenix Truck Driving School, contact us today.
*Professional truck drivers earn a mean annual wage of $47,130. The top 10% of truck drivers make more than $69,480 per year according to 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics.