Why Trucking Is a Great Career for 20-Somethings

on Thursday, July 30, 2015 in Recruiting & Training


We share below our top reasons why we think truck driving is an outstanding opportunity for someone in their 20’s weighing their career options.

1.)Instant ticket to the middle class!  So many young people in their 20’s are plagued by student loan debt. In trucking, the training generally takes 4 to 6 weeks and typically costs from $3,000 to $6,000 depending on where the training is done. First year truck drivers right out of CDL school with our company are averaging $54,000 with the potential for much more with superior performance. Drivers also receive full benefits in the first few months of training. What other industry can say the same?

2.)Job Security and In demand skills.

There is a current shortage of truck drivers and professional drivers are essential to the U.S. economy. They have the important job of delivering the food we eat, clothes we wear, and materials that build our homes. These are significant jobs that cannot be shipped overseas.

3.)Freedom and Flexibility.

Truck drivers enjoy the freedom of the open road, and the fact that they can live just about anywhere in the United States and be able to have a good paying job. This offers great flexibility in the event that you would need to relocate for a spouse’s career, to care for aging parents, or if you just prefer living in a remote area where there are limited job opportunities.  

5.)Adventurous, Interesting Work.

Truck drivers get to see the country while being paid! Just in 2015 alone we’ve had drivers deliver to the White House Easter Egg Roll, the new Minnesota Vikings football stadium, and Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots.

6.)Advancement opportunities.

The opportunities in the trucking industry are boundless for those that are willing to work. We are proud that former TMC drivers have advanced to opportunities in multiple departments and disciplines: Sales, Operations, Recruiting, Training, Road Repair, and more.

Navigating your way into the trucking industry can be difficult…luckily we can help! Give us a call for guidance at 800-247-2862 and we’ll be happy to assist.

Pictured below is TMC driver Aaron Perez, who will be celebrating his 24th birthday on August 1st. He is a recent graduate of PDI in Rochester, NY.