There’s a lot to love about the trucking industry today:
The equipment is beautiful. There is more technology and comfort in today’s trucks than ever before. The visibility is great; the safety features continue to evolve; the communication and navigation technologies have never been better; there are lots of small family owned businesses that will treat you as part of their family. The paint is oh-so-shiny.
The pay is solid
Even though wages have remained about the same over the past 25 years, it’s still a solid paying blue collar job. There aren’t too many opportunities to make $40,000-$50,000 a year in today’s blue collar market. Although you can still find the company’s that will pay you top dollar.
Demand is high
If you get a little OTR experience and you can keep your license, your safety record, and your service record in solid standing you could make 10 phone calls and have 10 job offers before lunchtime on any given day. You’ll never have to worry about having a job.
More home time opportunities
Freight is far more regionalized today than it was in years past which has given trucking companies the opportunity to get people home more often.
Check out Double “S” Transport today, a FedEx Ground contractor based in Springfield, Missouri. We offer team driving, dedicated runs, and extra board runs. All of our runs are drop and hook, and we pay 100% of miles from hub to hub. Our drivers average 50.5 to 52.5 cents per mile (CPM) and can earn as much as $1,650 a week. Plus, we offer tuition reimbursement, health benefits (including dental and vision), vacation days, and 401k plans after 60 days of employment. For more information or to ask more truck driver FAQ, call us today at 417-873-9121 or contact us here.