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Many truck driving jobs are available to eager employees with nothing but a clean driving record.
Trucking Industry The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an industry growth rate of 11% for the trucking industry over the next ten years, which coincides with the increased production of goods in an expanding economy. The natural gas and oil industries currently show high prospects for workers in search of employment as truckers in addition to retail, food service, construction, and general agriculture. Over 1.7 million truckers drive in the United States as of August 2014.
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Job Duties Work duties for truckers include driving various distances to haul cargo to destinations, reporting road construction, traffic, and accidents to dispatchers, and keeping trucks and trailers clean and maintained. Distances covered may prove interstate or within the same city limits or intrastate or international. Loads taken by truckers and the distances covered vary by shipment, in most cases, especially in the shipment of foods. Law compels truck drivers to take rest breaks for set amounts of time, and employees must obey all trucking and traffic regulations as outlined by the appropriate authorities and governing bodies. The vast majority of truckers work full-time.
Working for a Trucking Company Truck driving courses usually comprise part of mandatory requirements for work. All drivers must obtain a commercial driver's license, or CDL, which typically entails passing both a written and driving exam. Most employers expect job hopefuls to hold high school diplomas or equivalents, as well. Some truck drivers load and unload shipments in addition to driving responsibilities. As such, physical strength and stamina benefits applicants. The ability to focus on driving and observing traffic regulations and the capability to stay away from home for extended periods of time remain essential qualities for truck driving job hopefuls.
Salary and Benefits The median pay for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers stands at $38,200 annually. Most freight companies offer medical care, paid time off, and 401(k) retirement plans to employees. Generally, truckers receive higher earnings in pay and employment benefits after reaching long-standing tenure with the same company.