Why are there so many Truck Driver jobs available?

April 4, 2017 Roadmaster

Ready to make up to $45,000 in your first year as a Truck Driver? If the answer is yes, then you’re making a career decision at the right time. With a Truck Driver shortage of 175,000 truckers expected by 2024, finding New Truck Drivers is a really big deal! Now that you’re aware of the demand, let’s talk about the type of driving positions that are available for you to set your focus on, so you know what it takes to make more money, as your career advances.

Types of Driving

Solo Truck Driver – Drivers can average $40,000-$45,000 their first year!2 Solo truck drivers make up a large percentage of the driving workforce. Their earnings vary depending on the available bonuses offered by their carrier. That’s why having the option to choose your carrier  by training with us at Roadmaster is such a great benefit to starting your career!

Team OTR Driver – Teams can average up to $100,000-$150,000 a year!2 Working in a pair means you can clock longer distances. When there are two truck drivers, the work can be switched off while one driver rests or relaxes. Because both drivers are compensated for the combined mileage, there’s typically more money to be had.

Dedicated Driver – Dedicated drivers can average $45,000 to $65,000!2 A driver who makes runs and deliveries for a single company (such as Walmart or Home Depot) is called a dedicated driver. They have a specified run or route for their dedicated company where they transport only the company’s materials.

Owner-Operator – Owner-operators can earn $100,000 plus a year!2

If you like the idea of running your own business instead of working for an employer, consider becoming an owner-operator once you have adequate experience working for a carrier. Owner-operators can earn a greater rate-per-mile by cutting out the middleman and signing contracts directly with companies. As an owner-operator, you could eventually have your own fleet of drivers!

CDL Training at Roadmaster

Ready to become a New CDL Truck Driver? Then you’re going to need to pass your CDL exam. Roadmaster is Ready to Get You Started! Click on the options for CDL training and find a course schedule that fits your life! Roadmaster’s Industry Experts will work with you behind-the-wheel and in the classroom to make sure you have the skills needed to successfully obtain your Class A CDL. Not to mention, Roadmaster has Automatic Transmission Semi-Trucks are available at every location.

Got a question you need answered first? Chat now with a Roadmaster representative. Good luck and get ready to master the road, at ROADMASTER! Apply Online Today!

  1. *According to the American Trucking Associations(ATA)
  2. 2Wage info supplied by Werner Enterprises

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