The life of a trucker has always been hard, especially for long-haul drivers. Today there is a shortage of about 200,000 truck drivers. Many companies are willing to train their own drivers now as opposed to making them pay for driving school, so long as they drive for them for a contracted period of time. The health risks of a sedentary lifestyle with poor food, little exercise, hours cooped up behind the wheel, and long lonely weeks away from home have made a career in trucking seem like a last desperate resort to young people today and with amount of goods to move only going up drivers are now more crucial than ever. With most of the “baby-boomer” generation truckers retiring and younger people opting to trades like plumbing or construction out of high school, companies are taking serious measures to perk up life on the road for their hard-working drivers:
In an economy where business is down and good work is hard to find, transport is only growing and with it the demand for drivers. The entire industry is not only hiring but looking to make life as comfortable as possible for its employees. Best of all, for one year of your loyal service a lot of companies will train you for free. Free training, never-before-seen perks, plenty of opportunity, trucking business is the place to be.
Dale Jackson has always been passionate about the open road. In order to help other people realize their dreams, he writes for Capital Solutions, who specialize in commercial truck financing.
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