A lot of people face the same predicament: College isn’t for me, so what are my other options to make good money? Besides pursuing higher education, the obvious alternatives to make income are either learning a trade or accepting a minimum wage job to pay the bills.
The food industry offers lots of jobs because of the high demand for workers. But the Professional Truck Driving Industry also has high demand, incredible benefits, and opportunities to earn way more money!
Ask yourself the following questions to see what your future looks like
- How much money are you making?
- Is there a way for you to earn substantially more money by working your way up the ladder?
- Are the skills you are learning now going to lead to any other careers that could earn you a lot more money?
- Are you saving any money or barely making your bills?
- Can you afford to live on your own comfortably?
- Do you get paid sick or vacation time?
- Do you get employee offered health insurance?
College is not the right choice or affordable for everyone
Let’s consider the four years of college it takes the average American student to complete a BA degree. When they graduate, they are only recently prepared for their career and must still try to to find a job. It takes four years of steady, full-time courses to enter the job market in their case. And most walk out of school with a hefty debt of tens of thousands of dollars in student loans!
Consider instead, four years spent as a professional truck driver. Right now there’s an extreme demand for Class A CDL trained truck drivers. First year truck drivers average $40,000 to $45,000 their first year!* Instead of walking away with debt, you could end up saving for a down payment on a house or paying in full for a brand new car in just a couple of years! You could even choose to take that money and invest in training for a new career in the future, if a trucking career isn’t in your long term plans.
At the end of four years, you will have gained first-hand industry experience and clocked thousands of miles. You could even spend your free time learning a separate skill or trade, you’ll have four years of study already done!
Transitioning from Fast Food to Fast Cash
Because the food industry caters to the needs of customers, hectic schedules for employees are typical. In the fast food industry, weeknights and weekends are as part of the weekly work schedule as weekdays. You put in hours and work crazy schedules while making minimum wage or slightly above in the food industry.
Driving a truck does require extended periods of time on the road, odd schedules, and getting a little dirty. The rewards are worth it for most people. If you’re already putting in long hours and bad pay in fast food, why not get paid way more for putting in the same hours driving a truck?
If you apply with Roadmaster today, you could be on your way to a new career with excellent pay and benefits in a month! Roadmaster offers truck driver training courses on weekdays, weeknights, and weekends to accommodate schedules and let you keep working your regular job while going to school.
Make even more money by saving on bills
Once you are past the training phase with the Carrier you choose to work with, you will probably be issued a truck that is essentially your own rolling studio apartment. You can sleep, eat and live in there while on the road. Most carriers even let you take the truck home during days off, so you will also have transportation to get around.
Now considering all of those perks of life on the road, what could you save money on?
- Electric Bill
- Water Bill
- Cable TV / Internet
Saving money by staying with friends or family while you’re in town is a big help to finances, too. You could reduce your daily living costs and eliminate hundreds of dollars in bills while out on the road!
You don’t have to drive a truck forever
If in a few years you decide that you want a change of pace or to apply your skills in a different direction, a Class A CDL license opens the door for many career opportunities beyond over the road truck driving! With a Class A CDL License, you could be a
- Truck Driver Training Instructor
- Terminal Manager
- Bus Driver
- Or Dispatcher, among many other positions!
Don’t waste any more time on grease and grills when there are miles to drive and money to be had! Your promising career in the Professional Truck Driving Industry starts with a simple conversation. Contact a Roadmaster representative by filling in the information below or chat now through our Live Chat service on the right. Begin your new future as a Class A CDL professional today.
*wage info supplied by Werner Enterprises
*wage information provided by Werner Enterprises