March 10, 2017

7 Reasons To Become A Trucker

Need a job? Why don’t you apply for work in the trucking industry? When you become a trucker, you’ll make your living on the open road. Are you ready to learn why this job might be ideal for you?

Big rig truck driving down the open road

Learn More About The Trucking Industry

Trucking is big business and it’s here to stay. Here are a few eye-opening facts about the trucking industry directly from GoTruckCapital.com:

  • The trucking industry collects, on average, $650 billion in revenue each year. That is about 5% of America’s GDP.
  • It is expected that the trucking industry will grow by about 21% by 2025.
  • One in 14 jobs in the US is created through the trucking industry or it’s affected by it.
  • There are about 3.5 million truck drivers in the United States, of which 200,000 are female long-haul drivers.
  • A line of all the trucks in the US (around 15.7 million of them) would reach the moon.

As you can see, the trucking industry is massive. Let’s take a look at 7 reasons to become a trucker:

  1. Job Security
  2. Freedom & Independence
  3. Travel On The Open Road
  4. Easy Training
  5. Pay & Benefits
  6. In Demand Career
  7. Lots Of Career Options

Are you ready to earn your CDL and become a trucker? We thought so. JobMonkey’s Truck Driving Industry Guide. is an in depth resource about everything you need to know about becoming a trucker – types of truck driving jobs, truck driving schools, pay & benefits, employer profiles, CDLs and so much more. Stop by and take advantage of this FREE resource.

It’s also free to search and apply for hundreds of driving jobs posted on the JobMonkey JobCenter. If you’re ready to start your job search now, here is a list of trucking employers who might hire you:

See you on the open road!

See Also: Hit The Road With These Cool Driving Jobs

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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