Stop looking and start driving: trucking industry is a great career field
With the unemployment rate still hovering around 8 percent for most of the nation, finding a good paying job can be a struggle right now. Over 12-million Americans are unemployed right now but the commercial trucking industry is looking to fill hundreds of thousands of jobs and is especially interested in drivers who have received professional training.
Some call driving a truck the “office with a view” as drivers get to travel all across the country. The professional also offers great starting pay and many students of a CDL training program, like the one at the Truck Driver Institute, find a great job right out of school. After just a few months of training a student of TDI can go straight to work in a long-term career.
TDI students earn their commercial driver license and are taught the skills today’s truck carriers are looking for as they attempt to fill thousands of driver positions currently available for both long- and short-haul truck routes.
Today’s day and age also requires that truck drivers are more high-tech since they have to deal with computers inside of the truck and electronic engines. That’s why schools like TDI place a special importance on teaching students how to handle today’s vehicles and technology.
As the job continues to change, the trucking industry is on track for a 20 percent growth in the next few years and the average truck driver just starting out earns $38,000 per year, which is $4,000 more than the median wage for all jobs.