What Are the Top Benefits of a Truck Driving Career?

Posted: March 3, 2020

Have you ever considered a truck driving career? You’d be in good company! There are more than 3.5 million truck drivers actively working in the United States alone. While it’s not an ideal job for everyone – the hours are long, the work is hard, and there’s this little-known stressor called traffic – some people (well, 3.5 million, at least) make a great living on the road. In fact, truck driving is considered one of the top-ranking jobs in America, with a workforce that is growing all the time.

What is it exactly that attracts so many people to this profession? As it turns out, there are quite a few factors that contribute.

Salary

Professional truck drivers – especially those who work for a Certified Top Pay Carrier like USA Truck – can make exceptional yearly earnings depending on routes. Same, too, for owner operators, who can make upwards of over $150,000 per year to go toward their truck driving business!

The Open Road

There’s a lot of truth to the saying “A bad day on the road still beats any day in an office.” Even when having to deal with other motorists, work zones and traffic jams, many drivers agree that there’s just something special about the freedom of the open road.

Insurance Benefits

USA Truck offers company drivers comprehensive insurance benefits starting the 1st of month after 60 Days. Not every industry is equipped to offer full benefits to entry-level employees, so this is considered a genuine advantage to those in the transportation field.

Travel

Truck driving gives you the opportunity to go new places, meet new people and see new things – all while getting paid to do it. As a truck driver, you get to see more of the country than most other people: landscapes, cities, sites. Who wouldn’t love that?

Paid Vacations & Sick Time

On the road, safety is the number one goal. That’s why so many truck driving companies offer premium PTO packages to company drivers – because it’s in everyone’s best interest for drivers to be well rested, alert and in good health. USA Truck is proud to offer outstanding PTO benefits that increase with experience – up to 3 weeks paid vacation!

Matching 401K

Want a better way to save for your future? Get a truck driving career! Many carriers today offer matching 401K programs to help drivers plan for retirement –

USA Truck matches 50% of the first 4%. It’s one of the best ways to make sure you and your family will be comfortable down the road, and you rarely even have to think about it.

Tuition Reimbursement

As further incentive, many trucking companies offer tuition reimbursement to CDL-A graduates who are looking to break into the industry. USA Truck offers up to $5,000 in tuition reimbursement to help recent grads kick off their new career the right way.

These are just a few of the advantages you can expect as a professional truck driver – there are many more to be had. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can start earning more, getting great home time and growing your career with a supportive team, contact recruiters at USA Truck. We have Regional and Dedicated routes available for solo company drivers, teams and owner operators, as well as for students and former military. Let’s connect today!


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