Do you have your commercial drivers license, aka your “CDL?” Have you considered partnering with a temp agency to get some work? Why would you?
These days, truck drivers have plenty of choices when it comes to finding a job. One of those options is to work with a temp agency.
Many trucking companies are using temp agencies to find drivers, so it makes sense to work with temp agencies since they can connect you with jobs. Sometimes these jobs aren’t easily found in any other way, so a CDL driver will find jobs others won’t.
Why More Drivers Are Working With Truck Driving Temp Agencies
Temp agencies connect drivers with short term assignments. This could involve jobs that last a day or a couple weeks or months. For some people, they want short term assignments rather than long-term deals. Perhaps they plan to move to another area soon, or they have a major life event coming up like the birth of a child and want to take some time off from work. Short term assignments make sense for some people, especially during busy periods, maternity leaves, etc.
For those who don’t care too much about their assignments and just want a job that’ll get them paid well and paid quickly, temp agencies give them their assignments and they take them– without much control over the details of their schedule. Some truckers like this. “Just tell me what to do and where to go and I’m good” is the sentiment for some.
Finally, it’s a good idea to explore different options and opportunities. If you’re a trucker and you stick with one job for a long time and never see what else is “out there” you might be missing out on better deals. Temp agencies can introduce you to new people and different companies where you might be happier and better compensated in the years to come.
If you’re looking for a reliable truck driver placement agency to partner with, learn about the benefits of working with Platinum Drivers.