As 2018 is coming to a close, you might be reflecting on your year and the things you accomplished. Was a successful career one of those accomplishments? If not, the beginning of the year is a great time to try something different and start anew. If you are feeling less than excited about your current career, then it might be a good idea to evaluate what you are passionate about and find a way to incorporate that into your career. If you are considering changing occupations at the New Year, here are just a few reasons why truck driving would make a great career for you in 2019 and beyond.
Easy to Get Started
Entering a new career field may seem daunting and impossible, but luckily, that isn’t something you’ll have to worry about in the trucking industry. While you will need to get your CDL license, it couldn’t be easier to get started! C.R. England has five truck driving schools across the United States that will teach you everything you need to know to get your CDL, all in as little as 17 days. After graduating with your CDL, you will begin training and getting paid. Training is at least two months, but during this time, you will be out on the roads gaining valuable experience with your driver trainer. From day one of your training, you can apply for hundreds of different driving jobs within the company to make your transition into a new career a breeze.
Currently, the trucking industry is short approximately 50,000 drivers, which means professional truck drivers are in high demand. To entice potential drivers, many companies are increasing driver pay or offering sign-on bonuses. For example, in 2018, C.R. England invested over $11 million into a pay raise for Over the Road drivers. This was our largest pay increase in the history of our company and makes C.R. England drivers some of the highest paid in the industry. To make things even better, truck driving is a career that will always be needed. Even with the development and experimentation of automated trucks, truck drivers will still be needed to operate and maintain trucks while they are on the road, as well as interact with customers.
Satisfying and Rewarding Job
A career as a truck driver is certainly exciting and each day brings something new. You are never stuck in a cubical and get to travel our beautiful country. Your days are hardly ever the same, which is a unique career trait. Not only is trucking enjoyable itself, but it also is extremely rewarding and fulfilling. The U.S. economy relies on the trucking industry and its ability to transport goods to hospitals, stores, distribution centers, shipping facilities, and homes. A career as a truck driver would be directly benefiting the economy, as well as the lives of everyone around you. Without truckers, we would not have medical supplies, gasoline, garbage disposal, stocked grocery store shelves, and so much more. With a trucking career, you’ll carry a sense of pride with you every time you get into your truck.
There’s no better time than the beginning of the year to start something new and create new goals for yourself. If you have been thinking about changing your occupation, consider a career as a professional truck driver. A career in trucking is rewarding, easy to get started, and is in high demand. A new year can mean a new career, so get started by applying at dev.crengland.com/careers.