Posted on 09/22/2021 at 10:32 AM by Blog Committee
The Most Rewarding Aspects of a Truck Driving Career.
There are a lot of great reasons to become a truck driver. A high earning potential, consistent home time and the ability to plan for your financial future are all great draws to this career. However, these aren’t the only positives about being a trucker. If you want to know what some of the most rewarding things about being a truck driver are, check out our list:
As a company driver, you may have a driver manager and whole company to support you, but when you’re out on the open road, it’s all you. There’s no one looking over your shoulder and you have the freedom to put together your daily routine. If you decide to join Hummer as one of our independent contractors, you’ll get even more freedom by choosing your own loads and your own schedule.
Make a difference
Almost everything you encounter in your daily life has spent some time on a truck. Truck drivers play a pivotal role in ensuring important items get to their destinations on time. If you want a career where you know your job is important and valuable, trucking is at the top of the list.
Explore the country
If you’re an OTR driver, your trucking journey will take you all over the country. This is a great opportunity to see places you’ve always wanted to visit or see some of the most beautiful parts of the country you never knew existed. Plus, you’ll get paid for it too!
One really great thing about being a truck driver is that the career comes with a lot of job security. Truckers are in high demand which will only increase in the future. The American Trucking Associations reports that trucking freight volumes are expected to increase by 35 percent by 2029.
Focus on driver health
Driver health has always been an important issue, especially considering most of your days are spent away from home and sitting in the driver’s seat. However, we’ve seen a shift to focus more on driver health in recent years. You’ll find that many companies offer health programs as part of their benefits packages. For instance, at Don Hummer Trucking, our drivers have access to a wellness program with personalized coaching, on-site nutritionists, and an exercise facility at our Homestead terminal. We’re also dedicated to mental health and wellness through our free, confidential EAP (Employee Assistance Program).
If these perks of being a truck driver sound good to you, connect with us today! We’d be happy to have you join the Don Hummer Trucking team.