The best trucking companies to work for depends on both your situation and what you get working for the truck company. The pay can be pretty lucrative, depending on what you’re expecting, and benefits can add gravy to it.
Currently, the top trucking companies range in pay between $36 an hour to $42, giving you between $75,000 to $87,200 a year.
And when it comes to the benefits, you’re looking at paid vacations and holidays, choices of retirement plans, offer of company stocks at a discount, medical, dental, vision, pharmacy and life benefits.
Benefits can vary and be broad but it certainly will make a life for you and your family a lot easier.
However, pay and benefits are not the only considerations when looking for the best trucking companies to work for. You’d need to consider how their requirements fit your needs and circumstance such as whether you’re offered a local route or across state lines for a number of days, whether you’re choosing to drive at night or whether you’ve got all their required credentials.
There’s a reason why truck drivers are getting paid very well in this industry. There’s a demand for good, reliable and responsible truck drivers to deliver the rising number of goods across the country. Even with air freight and rail transport, a large majority of goods are carried over roads driven by truck drivers.
So do take the time to look at all the variable considerations including what requirements you’ve got, then when you’re ready, apply away.