It has been a long and productive year for both C.R. England and the trucking industry as a whole. We faced many challenges in 2017, as we do most years, and the people who make up our industry have risen to meet those challenges with hard work, dedication, and even a bit of innovation. Now we look forward to what 2018 will bring.
As we prepare to turn the page on the new calendar year, C.R. England is committed to continuing to offer reliable temperature-controlled trucking services to our clients. We are also committed to ongoing recruiting efforts aimed at inviting more women and young people to join our industry as professional truck drivers. We need drivers – the whole industry does – and we will not stop recruiting until trucking once again takes its rightful place as a worthy career option alongside every other career choice a young person might make.
With all of that said, we invite you to consider truck driving for 2018. We offer you the following four reasons to contact us to learn more about a trucking career:
1. Industry-Leading Training
C.R. England is extremely proud of the fact that we offer industry-leading CDL training through Premier Truck Driving Schools located in five states. Every new driver who completes training and meets all our eligibility requirements is guaranteed a job with C.R. England upon obtaining CDL. New drivers go from CDL school right to work with a driver trainer who completes training on the job.
There is no substitute for excellent training in the trucking industry. We offer our own training program because we want drivers who know how to do things the right way. Furthermore, we hire new drivers right out of school. We do not demand experience while failing to give new drivers an opportunity to gain that experience.
2. Ample Supply of Jobs
The trucking industry is currently short tens of thousands of licensed drivers. C.R. England experiences that shortage just as any other company in our industry does. In short, there is an ample supply of jobs just waiting to be filled. Truck drivers who work hard, follow company policy, and drive safely will never have to worry about being employed. Trucking is definitely a career you can retire on if you stick with it.
3. Independent Work
Let’s face it, not everyone was made to work in a factory or office. There are some people who feel constrained by such environments. Such individuals are great candidates for trucking because the job gets them out and about all day. Truck drivers enjoy the opportunity to be self-starters who work with minimal supervision; they enjoy the opportunity to show they can be responsible to complete challenging work without having supervisors looking over their shoulder.
4. Good Pay and Benefits
Finally, truck driving is a job that offers good pay and benefits. Moreover, pay and benefits are steadily improving thanks to the ongoing competition among motor carriers for a limited number of employees.
First-year truck drivers make more than a lot of other blue-collar workers in other sectors. And with experience, pay goes up. Veteran truckers with years under their belts and additional license endorsements for better paying loads do very well financially.
A growing economy and stable fuel prices are shaping up to make 2018 look like it is going to be another very good year. We invite you to be a part of it by considering joining the C.R. England team. There are plenty of great reasons to get into trucking, so what are you waiting for?