Truck Drivers Salaries Continues to Increase
New Driver Opportunities
Continues salary increase, health benefits, bonuses, generous retirement plans, are just some of the great benefits the trucking industry is offering new drivers. Recent graduates have plenty of opportunities waiting for them. According to The American Trucking Associations recent survey, annual truck-driver salaries rose between 15% and 18% from 2013 to 2017. Due to the large demand for truck drivers, new drivers can take advantage of all the benefits.
Furthermore, the survey showed the median salary for a truckload driver working a national, irregular route was over $53,000 – a $7,000 increase from ATA’s last survey for 2013, or an increase of 15%. For private fleets or owner-operators they earned $86,000 for 2017 from $73,000 in 2013 for a nearly 18% increase.
To incentivize new drivers major trucking companies and fleets are offering generous signing bonuses and benefits packages to attract and keep drivers. As a result of lack of drivers, major companies are doing their best to make the professional truck driver career more attractive for new drivers.
Ready to make over $53,000 in your first year as a Truck Driver? If you are ready, visit any of our campuses to learn how you can take advantage of the industry that moves America.
Smith & Solomon offers a variety of CDL programs to suit your career goals in the trucking industry. As leaders in the industry for over 30 years, our goal remains to put the safest drivers on the road and provide them with job placement assistance to get their career off to the right start.
If you or someone you know would like additional information on obtaining a CDL or about the trucking industry, please call 1-800-622-0355.
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!