Did you lose your job? Are you thinking about a new career? You are not alone. Unemployment hit an all-time high this year when millions of Americans lost their jobs because of the pandemic. Luckily, there is a lucrative career with tons of available positions- truck driving. According to Careerbuilder.com, as of March 31, 2020, there were over 37,000 unfilled truck driving and delivery jobs. This means that there are a lot of companies looking to find new truck drivers to fill their unfilled jobs.
Truck driving is a great new job opportunity for someone who is unemployed or someone who is looking to change careers. Companies are looking to hire truck drivers, especially now. As states start to open back up, the need for supplies is going to increase. According to Business Insider, over 70 percent of the goods in the US are moved by truck drivers. This is a great time to get into the trucking industry and gain the valuable experience that is needed to advance your career. The average salary for an entry level truck driver is $50,340*. While this is a great starting salary, there is so much room to grow in the trucking industry-the annual salary of an experienced truck driver can reach upwards of $125,000. There is no better time than right now to get started in this lucrative career and start gaining experience!
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*Salary info provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics