Winter means downtime for a lot of positions in the construction industry. Projects in welding, plumbing, carpentry, installation and material handling tend to be less urgent in the coldest season of the year. “You’re real fortunate if you work consistently through the winter time,” said Brian Armstrong, an electrician apprentice for Twin City Electric.
Not getting hours during one of the most expensive and busiest times of the year is tough. But you can make this the last year of skipping our on winter pay. A career in the Professional Truck Driving Industry is in demand all seasons of the year and comes with its own set of benefits and opportunities for extra pay.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average truck driver makes just under $40,000 a year. And that’s not all they have the potential to make. Professional Truck Drivers can also factor in earning potentials such as mileage, experience, and carrier-specific bonuses to their annual pay. In a market where wages are typically based on miles traveled rather than time earned, options for earning extra money are common.
While winter construction hours aren’t impossible, they are a lot less frequent for many Americans. Imagine skipping out on the cold and spending the winter season in a warm truck this year! Earn a Commercial Driver’s License, the required license of the Professional Truck Driving Industry, and gain the knowledge for life on the road in as little as 3-4 weeks at Roadmaster!
Professional Truck Drivers are in high demand right now thanks to a recovering economy and a boom in production and distribution. The ATA predicts America will need to hire an additional 89,000 drivers a year for the next decade to sustain the growing need. What are you waiting for? Give Roadmaster a call today! Begin a conversation with a friendly representative below and skip out on the cold and lack of hours this winter!
*wage information provided by Werner Enterprises