You can get a pay raise, sooner than you think.
“Truck drivers are getting America's biggest pay raises” per CNN Money, but WHO is taking it home? The trucking industry is America’s back bone to deliver goods across the country. In addition, this multi-billion dollar industry continued growth leading to a high demand for new truck drivers to deliver our country’s goods. Because there is a shortage of truck drivers, trucking companies are taking strong actions by investing in newer equipment with modern amenities, improving driver’s lifestyles and time at home by structuring routes to meet driver requirements. Pre-hiring students while still in school and substantially increasing pay. All to supply qualified drivers to fulfil their demand.
The job searching website Glassdoor.com says “truck drivers’ wages grew 7.8% in October, compared to a year ago,” and that it was the biggest jump among 60 common professions. This is a great opportunity for new truck drivers joining the industry.
Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Chief Economist from Glassdoor.com says “We have a booming economy, we’re seven years into the expansion and truck drivers are the front line.”
According with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics truck drivers will earn income of $42,500. Keeping in mind that there is a shortage of 48,000 drivers; for a total of $20,400,000,000 that you or someone you know could have a piece of. Further more per BLS, employment of heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is projected to grow 21% from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average occupation.
How to claim your piece? With Smith & Solomon you will earn your commercial Driver License in four weeks. Now is the time for you to become a truck driver. Call our 1-800-622-0355 to become part of this growing industry.
In 2010 I graduated from Smith & Solomon in Linden, NJ. Started working as a company driver, but my desire for growth led me to open my hauling and transportation company. Getting my CDL has allowed me to travel over 48 states and international Canada and Mexico and open my own company. Thanks to Smith & Solomon and the staff assisting me with my CDL - A and opening doors for my success. Safety first!