Why truck driving is the best option
July 29, 2018, 5:40pm
The American Transportation Association Chief Economist Bob Costello said in a recent press release that fleets are raising pay and working to make the trucking industry more viable. And he expects that trend to continue. What that equates to for the trucking industry is simple. Drivers have the chance for a terrific financial opportunity; they can also look forward to a stable work environment. It is excellent news for anyone interested in the transportation sector.
While the daily life of a truck driver is filled with a lot of rewards, such as retirement packages and flexible home time, it does have its own share of challenges. Weather, traffic congestion, or shipper delays can be frustrating. While there are some things that surprise even the best of drivers, those challenges can be easily managed. While drivers may not be able to control the unpredictability of the weather or the actions of a shipper, they can control their own reaction to challenges in the industry. A little patience and positivity go a long way, especially in the transportation business.
With all said and done, there are few fields that compare to the unique world of truck driving. And there are few fields that have the same type of demand. Without drivers, nothing gets delivered to the places that people shop. It is the driver that keeps the world supplied with what they need. In this industry, the education is worth the experience.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that most truck drivers make at least $42,000 a year. That number is even higher at Millis Transport, where a driver can earn at least $50,000 by just driving the average amount of yearly miles. When you think about it, a driver’s wage is “more than twice as high as the federal minimum wage and will allow most to provide for his or her family and live a comfortable lifestyle.”
What more could one want? Financial stability and flexibility are just a few of the perks
waiting for new recruits at Millis Transport. There’s also new equipment, in-cab television, health benefits and a lot more. While the job market can be unpredictable, you will find that driving for Millis Transport doesn’t have to be.
About Millis Transfer
Millis Transfer, Getting It There Since 1936, has an impressive service record earning dozens of “Carrier of the Year” awards. Headquartered in Black River Falls, Wis., Millis' top driver earned $116,000 in 2017 and the company raised driver pay again in May 2018. Extra perks for Millis drivers include a maximum pay rate of 58cpm, beautiful and well-maintained equipment outfitted with DirecTv and Sirius radio, and a long list of amenities and benefits. Maintenance facilities and drop yards are strategically located throughout the company’s operating area. Its sister company, Millis Training Institute, offers five school locations that provide students with quality training in order to earn their CDL-A license. For more information, please visit www.millistransfer.com, www.mtidriving.com or call 1-800-937-0880.