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8 Benefits of Becoming a Truck Driver - Sophia Belnap - Blog

8 Benefits of Becoming a Truck Driver

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Are you looking for a new career? Whether you're just stepping out into the work world or looking for something better, driving a truck is a great option. There are many great reasons to become a truck driver.  

1. You Can Make the Most of Your Time

As a truck driver, your main job is transporting freight to its destination. This gives you a lot of time to accomplish some other things you may not have been able to do previously. While your company is likely to have fleet tracking, most will allow you to listen to whatever you want while you're driving. You'll have time to learn about new things by listening to educational audio such as books on tape. It's a great way to learn more about one of your interests or even learn a new language!

2. You Can Have a Flexible Schedule

Many trucking companies allow their drivers to work more flexible schedules than most jobs. As a driver, you can also choose to do local hauls where you can be home after work every day or regional or long-distance runs where you could be gone for days or weeks at a time. 

3. You Can Travel to New Places

As a truck driver, much of your time will be spent on the road. You'll have an opportunity to see new places you would've never gone to otherwise and see things you never would've been able to see. The scenery is constantly changing, and if you're a long-haul driver, you can see many of the country's different beautiful and diverse landscapes and landmarks. After a while, you might find that you've traveled through nearly every state of the U.S. You'll also have areas you want to visit again.

4. You Can Work as a Team

As a truck driver, you can work independently or with someone else as a team. You can work with your spouse or a friend. Teams earn higher incomes on longer hauls because both members can drive, which means more and faster deliveries. It's a great way to earn bonuses, also.

5. You Can Earn Great Pay

Truck drivers make great base pay with guaranteed pay raises throughout the years. They also often get higher pay and bonuses for things like driving long hauls and having an excellent driving history. Many trucking companies offer free training when you agree to work for the company after training. The training period only takes a short amount of time, so you'll be out on the road in no time. You can even make money while you're training. Most trucking companies also offer benefits such as health insurance and 401K.

6. You Can Earn Bonuses and Incentives

Sometimes you can receive bonuses for hauling specific loads or traveling further distances. Some companies offer bonuses for consistently driving safely. You can also receive bonuses for longevity with the same company.

7. You Can Stay Active

Depending on the type of trucking job you take, you may be loading and unloading your freight at each stop. This will keep you in great shape. Not only will you avoid a gym membership, but you'll be getting paid to exercise! On the other hand, if you can't do this degree of physical labor or prefer not to, you can opt for a job that doesn't require freight handling. 

8. You Can Have Job Security

Trucking is an outstanding industry to get into because it is a secure market. There's always a need for transporting goods. There's also a tremendous need for drivers, but the industry is experiencing a shortage. This means there's always someone training and hiring ready for you to begin working as soon as possible.  


It's a great time to begin a new chapter in your life and begin doing something for a living that you enjoy. With truck driving, you can not only get to see new things and meet new people every day, but you can also make money for a great life now and in the future. Begin today looking for the best company and type of driving to suit your needs.

Publish Date: October 15, 2021 2:12 AM

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