You can make a lot of money in the truck driving industry today. Many experienced drivers make $80,000 or even more, but getting into the industry can be a bit difficult since a CDL, or commercial driver's license, is required.
Right now there is a huge truck driver shortage in the USA. Trucking companies, for the first time ever, are trying to find creative ways to hire potential truck drivers to keep their clients happy.
This creates a huge opportunity for anybody interested in truck driving - essentially it is an employee's job market. In their desperation to get good drivers, most companies will now pay for your CDL training just to make sure you come onboard with their company.
Keep in mind when you are evaluating your truck driving options that you will not be considered if you have a DUI on your record or any recent felonies. Many trucking companies offer local routes, but many may require significant travel which would take you away from your family often. Usually this type of employment contract would allow you to be gone for a couple of weeks, back for a week or so, then gone again. These are some important factors to consider when applying for a truck driving job.
Preston Wily does contract marketing for Driver's Agent, a company that helps potential truckers find truck driving jobs . Driver's Agent also helps negotiate better wages for experienced truckers.