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6 Benefits of Becoming a Long-Haul Truck Driver

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If you’re looking for a new career path in this New Year, consider joining the trucking industry. Trucking has been moving the economy along in North America for years and it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.  A career in trucking has endless possibilities and provides a great path for growth. Long-haul truck drivers say it’s not just a career it’s a lifestyle, one that has many advantages. Here are a few benefits of becoming a long-haul truck driver.


Job Security

Investing in a new career can be terrifying, but rest assured that a career in trucking provides excellent job security. The industry is thriving and is always in need of qualified drivers. Companies, such as Traffix, are looking for drivers that are safe and reliable. As long as you complete your drives safely and efficiently you can go to sleep at night knowing your job is safe.


Stable Income

Money isn’t everything, but it sure is nice. The great thing about becoming a long-haul truck driver is the pay. Drivers can make $50,000-$100,000 USD a year depending on experience. Long-haul drivers see consistent pay raises over time as well as bonuses. In fact, most drivers make more than college graduates! Long-haul truck driving is also one of the few industries today that guarantees equal pay, making it a great career option for women.


Employee Benefits

Did you know that in addition to a great starting salary, many trucking companies also provide employee benefits? These benefits can include medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Many also have retirement plans and 401ks. Depending on the trucking company, long-haul drivers may also get paid vacation.


Travel Opportunities

Ask any long-haul driver and they’ll tell you there is no better way to see the country than on a truck. Long-haul trucking isn’t for everyone- transporting big cargo can mean spending weeks on the road. But doing so means you travel across the country, getting to see and experience it as you do. During downtime, many drivers take the opportunity to explore new cities and sightsee. So if you’re someone that loves travel and adventure, long-haul trucking is the career for you.


Schedule Flexibility

There aren’t many careers out there that offer a solid salary, job security, and a flexible schedule, but trucking does. While long-haul trips do require time commitments, you won’t be away from your family all the time. Many trucking companies work hard to provide their drivers with a work-life balance by offering flexible work schedules. Drivers have more control over their work schedule than other jobs, with the ability to pick which types of driving contracts they want.


Quick Career

Starting a new career usually means committing serious time to it. Most careers require a 4-year university degree or spending years training to learn a trade. To start a career in trucking you just need to complete driving school, which can take as little as 8 weeks. Once you complete driving school, you only need to be of age and pass a medical evaluation.


Final Thoughts

There isn’t a career out there quite like long-haul truck driving. Here at Traffix, we care about our drivers and aim to give them the tools to have a successful career. If you’re interested in joining this lucrative career path please fill out an online application or call to learn more! We’d love to have you on our Traffix team!