Job Security & essential work
When it comes to the transportation industry, it is known that truck driving professionals are the true heroes of the supply chain. It is part of a truck drivers’ job to fuel the economy by transporting goods, including essentials like food and medical supplies. This provides ample job security due to their in-demand skills.
This can further translate to a more stable career trajectory and increased opportunities because truck driving has been deemed an essential occupation. With the United States currently facing a truck driver shortage, you could find a more expedient path to promotion based on accelerated needs.
Independence & flexible schedules
When it’s just you and the open road: the possibilities are endless. This can mean dictating your own schedule, choosing your route, and supervising your own workflow.
Make the most of your route by planning out with your driver leader where you want to spend your breaks and seeing if you can fit in any sights or landmarks along the way. This can be incredibly valuable if you prefer working independently and on your own terms, as much as possible.
Of course, your trucking company will provide your scope of work, including where you’re headed and when the delivery needs to be made, but you will ultimately be self-directed.
Training & tuition reimbursement
One major benefit of choosing a truck driving job is that you can get your Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) paid for by prospective employers. You can receive valuable driver training to use for a lifetime with little to no out of pocket investment.
For example, Swift Transportation offers training programs with tuition reimbursement available for students earning their CDL License with the Swift Academy. This makes our truck driving school a great fit for those starting out.