Driving a truck has its perks and disadvantages. But if you’re someone who loves to maneuver a steering wheel and cruise on the road, a job as a truck driver may suit you.
The trucking industry provides one of the highest number of jobs in the U.S. Right now, there are more than 3.2 million people employed in this sector.
Trucking jobs have been on the rise in the recent years with a 3.4 percent rate increase noted in 2011 compared to the 2010 figure. Additionally, some 111,000 drivers are needed by 2014 due to a number of factors. A large percentage of drivers in the long-haul trucking sector are nearing retirement and government regulation has implemented stricter driver safety standards.
Truckers do different types of jobs and not just simply drive a large vehicle to various destinations. Many are delivery drivers who bring dry and perishable goods to people and companies in various locations. [Read more...]