Top five reasons to get your CDL in 2024

Truck drivers are in high demand; and you can get paid to earn your CDL

Have you been thinking about a new career, but worried you can’t afford the training? Looking for a career that doesn’t require a college education, but not sure if there are good paying jobs for high school graduates? If you answered yes, then a truck driving career might be right for you, because there are many truck driving jobs hiring now. Below, you’ll find five reasons you’ll want to consider earning a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and becoming an over-the-road truck driver.

  1. You can find paid CDL training through companies like Halvor Lines. We also have a great safety culture and rank high in driver satisfaction, which has made Halvor Lines a Best Fleet to Drive For 11 years in a row.
  2. There’s high demand for professional truck drivers, so you’ll always have a job. Trucking jobs are expected to grow 4% a year every year between now and 2031. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, that means more than 90,000 new trucking jobs will be created over the next several years. Add in the number of experienced drivers who are retiring, and you’ll realizing trucking offers serious job security in coming years.
  3. Many truck driving jobs pay well. The average truck driver in the U.S. earns about $60,000 a year – good money, considering you don’t need a college degree. And many drivers earn far more than that, depending on where they live, the type of freight they haul, and whether they opt for Class A or Class B CDLs. Halvor Lines drivers in the top 50% of our fleet averaged over $76,000 in 2021.
  4. Truck driving is a job that lets you see the U.S. (and often Canada, too!) Many trucking companies, including Halvor Lines, offer drivers the opportunity to haul goods across the U.S. and Canada. Drivers choosing this long-haul opportunities travel through some beautiful scenery – so pretty, in fact, that Halvor hosts an annual driver photo contest to collect pictures for our wall calendars.
  5. A trucking career path offers opportunities to earn more money and grow your trucking career. Drivers interested in advancing their trucking careers have a number of options. At Halvor Lines, experienced drivers can earn an additional 27 cents per dispatched mile as driver trainers. These are great jobs that allow you to earn more while sharing what you’ve learned with new drivers. You can find a driver trainer job description here.

    If you dream of owning your own business one day, you can also become an owner operator and run under your own authority. And here’s where you can learn what it takes to become an owner operator under contract with Halvor Lines.

Trucking isn’t for everyone, but there are tens of thousands of truckers who love their careers and wouldn’t trade them for an office job. If you’re still on the fence, check out our post “Is a truck driving career right for me?” And you’re always welcome to contact one of our recruiters to learn more about our paid Halvor Gold CDL Training program.

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