Reasons to Join the Trucking Industry

The world as we know it would stop if truckers all decided to not do their jobs. You’ve probably seen the TV commercials proclaiming “America runs on Dunkin.” Well, Dunkin Donuts do fill many people’s bellies daily, but the phrase should really be changed to “America runs thanks to truckers.”

Now is a good time to join the trucking industry. Want to know why? Well, it’s a supply and demand thing- the supply of workers is low and the demand for them is high. Trucking companies are searching for responsible, dependable workers who are willing to learn new things, follow rules and regulations, and, most importantly, drive a truck to haul goods from state to state and then some. In a shaky economy where many people are looking for work, there are a lot of unfilled positions right now in the trucking industry. Why not apply?

As more and more people decide to buy their stuff using online services, that means more work for truckers, who have to move the stuff from place to place. Delivery services are busy, especially at this time of the year when the holiday shopping rush is on!

Stores don’t stock themselves– they need truckers to consistently bring them inventory for people to find on the shelves and buy. Truckers play a key role in getting goods to market in America, and for that they’re paid well. Many truckers earn $40,000 or more per year, which is a higher median wage than most jobs.

If you’re the type of person who doesn’t mind being “away from home” much of the time, and you can deal with a changing and varied schedule, trucking might be for you. It will also afford you the chance to travel and see many places that others never will in their lifetime.