Are you looking for a new driving career in trucking? Do you think the grass is greener on the other side at another trucking company? Maybe you aren’t taking home the pay your current trucking company promised, you need better insurance benefits or the company is simply no longer a good fit for you. If it’s time for you to switch trucking companies, but you don’t want to make a drastic decision that results in further unhappiness with a new trucking carrier, you need to do your research before putting in your two weeks’ notice. This list of questions will act as a handy guide when you’re researching trucking carriers.
Do you want to be one of the highest-paid truck drivers in the country or even the world? Are you looking to make the next move in your trucking career? If you want to be one of the highest-paid truck drivers in 2021 and beyond, you need to push your skills, keep your driving record clean and be willing to take a risk hauling oversized or hazardous loads.
It’s the question every over-the-road (OTR) truck driver wants to know: How much money will I make as an OTR truck driver? The answer is, it depends. And the reason it depends is that not only are there different types of truck drivers (company, lease and owner-operators) and different kinds of freight you can haul that will impact your salary, but every driver is different and will spend more or less time off the road and at home.