According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers was $48,310 as of May 2021. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $30,710, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $72,730*.
Training to become a truck driver can take less time and the cost can be much lower than many other career training programs. Often tuition is reimbursed through programs offered by hiring companies.* Pro-Fleet offers competitive tuition and several easy financing opportunities. If you truck in your own state, you can begin as young as 18 years old. If you wish to drive across state lines, you need to be 21.
* While Pro-Fleet will assist you offering information about potential career opportunities, Pro-Fleet can not guarantee employment.
If you love to travel, truck driving is the perfect occupation for you. Many truckers say there’s no better way to see the country than behind the wheel of their big rig. If the idea of a desk job leaves you cold, sign up for an adventure to see the United States.
Truck drivers have a unique type of job and that commonality sets you apart. Many truckers describe their job as a “lifestyle.” No one truly understands what you experience every day on the job quite like another truck driver. Much like a military unit, truck drivers form a camaraderie with one another which is why military training is the perfect background for a truck driver if you are a veteran* looking for a new career.
*Pro-Fleet is not currently approved to accept GI Billveterans benefits.
“GI Bill” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Trucking is a stable career option even if you want to relocate. With the current shortage of truck drivers across the nation, those who do well in trucking enjoy unprecedented job security. Why? The ATA says this truck driver shortage could climb to 175,000 jobs in the next decade. Some trucking companies have a 100 percent turnover rate. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that heavy-duty truck driving jobs may grow by 6%percent in the next ten years and there are approx. 2 Million Truck Driving jobs in the US. (https://www.bls.gov/ooh/transportation-and-material-moving/heavy-and-tractor-trailer-truck-drivers.htm)
If you enjoy flexible schedules, meeting new people, new views every day, and being your own boss, then trucking is the job for you. As a long-haul trucker, you’ll see the road – as well as beautiful sunrises and sunsets – from inside modern trucks. While you do have to follow “hours of service” rules, you’re also in a position to set your own schedule. Most truck driving jobs have incredible freedom.
The Open Road
As a trucker, you’re a hero of the highway, a road warrior, looking out at the expanse of highway between you and your final destination.