Economists won’t admit to a recession just yet, but to many, it certainly feels like a recession. During economic downturns (what a nice phrase for a recession when you’re not having a recession), some professions boom while others busts. They say when times are hard, get into the gambling, alcohol or transport industries, they are the areas that either boom or at least survive strongly.
Truck driving fits into the transport industry, and truck drivers rarely have difficulty finding work even in a recession (economic downturn). Here are eight good reasons why you should chose a trucking career right now.
- Your commercial drivers license (CDL) will last your lifetime
- Truck driving is a job you can always fall back on when other job options dry up
- The trucking industry is always looking for new drivers
- Your CDL is portable – you can find work anywhere across the U.S.
- There are thousands of employers, so if one goes bust, there are plenty more looking to take on the drivers
- Find a good employer and you’ll have a stable job for life
- Trucking careers are amongst the easiest to get started in – five weeks training and you’re on your way.
- Truck driving pays well so you’ll very quickly recoup your training costs
Truck driving is a career that offers a range of options. These include the type of truck you can drive and the type of truck driving you want to do; for example, long distance or local.
If you think you’re suited to a career as a truck driver, then your first step should be to find a good truck driver training school. Diesel Truck Driver Training School has over 40 years of experience training truck drivers. We’ve built a strong reputation with trucking companies based on the quality of our graduates – with that record, a quick phone call could have you well on the way to a career as a truck driver.