Driving a truck presents the opportunity to make a lot more cash than you might expect
Of all the careers out there, one thing is especially true of trucking—it’s not for everyone.
New truckers tend to figure out whether or not it’s the right job for them quickly. It takes a specific set of skills and abilities to drive a truck, especially as a lifelong career.
The truth is, trucking isn’t the easiest job, and it’s not the safest job either.
But that’s what makes it an interesting (and high-paying) career. When it comes to trucking, there’s never a dull day.
So, if you’re on the fence about a new career in trucking or you’re not sure about sticking with it in the long term, keep reading! We’ll explain why a lifelong career in trucking could be the best decision you’ve ever made.
You Don’t Have to Drive Over-the-Road
If you’re new to the world of trucking, what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about getting behind the wheel?
If you’re like most people, you probably picture the open road, long hours, and thousands of miles driving across the country. Those are features of over the road (OTR) trucking.
While OTR is definitely an option, it’s not the only one…
Local drivers often make the same amount of money as over-the-road drivers, without spending days or weeks away from home.
That means more time at home with your family, living and sleeping comfortably. Plus, driving local routes tends to be safer than OTR trucking.
The point is, you’ve got plenty of options when it comes to a career in trucking, so choose wisely…
The Pay is Excellent
Trucking is a very lucrative career, particularly in recent years.
In fact, the average salary of a trucker in the U.S. was $71,090 as of 2021. Of course, that’s only the average. With time and experience, you can easily make hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.
Keep in mind that leverage is on your side. Your skills are very in-demand at the moment, and you can use that to your advantage.
So, making a lifelong career in trucking worthwhile starts with choosing a company that supports you, pays you well for your work, and offers great benefits…
Vacation Days & Paid Time Off
Speaking of benefits, you (should) get quite a few vacation days off as a trucker.
Like we said, it’s all about working for a trucking company that values your work. That means finding a company that gives you time off for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Labor Day, and more.
A great company should offer you paid time off as well.
As a trucker, you do a difficult job that’s vital for the economy. But that doesn’t mean you can or should work 365 days a year.
So, find a company that allows you to earn the paid time off you deserve. It’ll make a career in trucking even better (more on this later).
Other Benefits in the Long Term
If you make trucking your lifelong career, you can end up with a perk most people miss out on…
A retirement plan and health benefits!
Let’s face it, as you age you’ll need good benefits and a strong retirement fund. You want to have a long, lucrative career.
That probably doesn’t mean you want to be trucking when you’re 70, 80, or 90 years old.
And that’s the advantage a career in trucking has over many others—with the right company, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your career, support your family, and build your retirement fund for later in life.
Freedom on the Open Road
That feeling of freedom you get on the open road is one of the best parts about trucking—it’s a feeling that keeps truckers in the business for decades.
It doesn’t matter if you drive OTR or local. As long as you’re behind the wheel, you can enjoy the open road and make some serious cash while you’re at it.
That’s not something you’ll get working in an office cubicle.
A Lifelong Career That Never Gets Old
Like we said—there’s nothing quite like trucking. It isn’t for everyone, and that can work to your benefit.
With your skill set, you’ve got a lot of flexibility in terms of your career and the company you work for.
That’s why trucking is a career that never gets old. If you don’t like your work environment or your position, you can find a better employer.
With that in mind, you’re probably noticing a theme here, right?
It’s all about driving for the right company. We can’t stress that enough.
So, if you’re looking for a company that values your work, pays you a competitive salary, and offers a long list of benefits, you’re in the right place…
A Career You’ll Love, with JFW Trucking
At JFW Trucking, we understand that supporting yourself and your family comes first. After all, we’ve been a family-run company for over 75 years.
That’s why we offer the pay and benefits to match your in-demand skill set:
- Paid Time Off
- Only local routes
- Health benefits (healthcare, dental, vision, and savings plans)
- Retirement plans
- Paid holidays (New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day)
- Quarterly bonuses for driving safely
- Modern equipment and a skilled mechanic team
So, drive with the right company and make trucking a lifelong career you’ll actually enjoy with JFW Trucking.
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