Regional Flatbed Driver

Top 10 reasons why Being a Trucker Is Awesome





09.28.2020



Most people don’t know that truck drivers earn a great living! Whether you’re being paid hourly or by the mile, you have the opportunity to make some serious cash. Many motor carriers offer sign-on bonuses for new drivers. And the trucking industry is known for giving great insurance coverage to drivers and their families.





Below are 10 reasons why being a trucker is pretty awesome:


1. Money/benefits

Most people don’t know that truck drivers earn a great living! Whether you’re being paid hourly or by the mile, you have the opportunity to make some serious cash. Many motor carriers offer sign-on bonuses for new drivers. And the trucking industry is known for giving great insurance coverage to drivers and their families.


2. Easy access to training

The average college student graduates with over $16,000 in debt! They spend 4 years getting their degree, then the next ten years paying for it. If that doesn’t appeal to you, trucking is a great opportunity to start a career within a matter of weeks. CDL training is widely available and affordable for anyone.


3. The open road

In most office jobs, you’re stuck in the same place day in and day out. One of the best parts about being a trucker is the change of scenery. Depending on your geographic coverage and selected routes, you could travel across the country, seeing new sights every day.


4. Goodbye, boring office culture!

Speaking of office jobs, truckers also don’t have to deal with office culture. This means you don’t have to wear a tie, make small talk, or handle office politics. When you’re out on the road, you’re free to wear ripped jeans and blast your music over the stereo.


5. You’re doing meaningful work

No matter what you deliver, all truck drivers have an important responsibility to bring people the things they need. Knowing that you’re bringing people their groceries or favorite video game is enough to put a smile on any driver’s face.


6. You can bring your pet too!

Have a furry friend that you don’t want to leave at home? Bring them with you! If you’re an owner operator, you get the freedom to make your own pet policy. If you’re a 1099 or company driver, many trucking companies allow their drivers to bring a pet on their deliveries.


7. You're always in demand

Ever wanted to feel completely desired and have people fight over you? America needs truckers! We’ve been in a driver shortage for years, which means that there are many opportunities for qualified drivers to start working and to find a job where they don't feel like they're compromising.


8. Long term job security

Unlike many industries, and contrary to select media hype, trucking isn’t going anywhere. Autonomous trucks are years away due to regulatory, logistical, and infrastructure-related hurdles that aren’t changing anytime soon. So in the meantime as long as people buy things, freight will need to be delivered. If you want it to be, trucking will be a career that lasts for decades.


9. Community

Trucking isn’t just a job - it’s a lifestyle that only other drivers truly understand. There are hundreds of blogs, social media groups, and websites that are designed to connect truckers from around the country and even the world. This community of drivers will help you when you need it and laugh at your trucker memes when you need a friend.


10. Trucks are awesome!

Don’t act like you’ve never thought about how cool you would look in the cab of a big rig. With a honk of your horn, you become the hero of the kids in the passing minivan. You’re doing a job you love, and everyone can tell. Plus--no one will mess with you on the road.