3 Reasons Right Now is the Best Time to be a Truck Driver
As national media outlets have picked up the driver shortage again, there is a fresh batch of folks wondering, “Should I become a truck driver?” To anybody who is asking themselves that question, the current American economy is nodding its head, “Yes.”
Here are three good reasons why now is the time learn how to become a truck driver.
Drivers have a choice of employer.
The demand for drivers is at an all-time high and it will only get higher. Every trucking company is searching for good drivers, which means they are providing better pay and benefits than ever before. This allows drivers to “shop around” and find the trucking company that best meets their needs. Whether a driver is looking for performance bonuses, great equipment or the best work environment, the options are nearly endless for drivers today.
Freight demand is high.
As mentioned above, the demand for freight is high right now as Americans are feeling a little ease to spend more. More dollars flowing into stores means more goods are flowing out. If you’re wondering if there’s employment in driving, absolutely there is. Drivers are running as many miles as legally possible, increasing their take home amounts too.
Dynamic has new pay increases.
And speaking of take home amounts, Dynamic announced a new pay increase that went into effect at the beginning of the summer. For drivers with hazmat and tanker endorsements, Dynamic’s starting pay is now 55 cpm. An additional $.05 per mile is available when hauling under the placard. Drivers who do not have their hazmat or tanker endorsements yet have no need to worry. Dynamic Transit will cover the cost of the endorsements.