The Open Road: Truck Driving Jobs are in Demand

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

by Vanessa S.

Have you ever thought about taking to the open road? Truck drivers are in high demand and you can make a good living, around $40,000 a year. Forget the old trucker stereotype. An empty nest couple can team drive, a young woman can see the country on her own, and a new high school grad can make a good living without a four year degree.

New GPS technology eliminates the pressure to drive through the night or over the speed limit. The time between points is monitored by the employer, and ensures rest periods and the safety of everyone on the road. Your mind can be your own as you think about what you want to – plan your next stop home, your next symphony, or the great American novel. Have fun and learn while listening to music, podcasts, and audiobooks.

If this sounds exciting to you and you would like to learn more, Coeur d’Alene’s Sage trucking school will take you on a free 1 hour tour, including a ride along.

For more on this career, take a look at this Spokane Journal of Business article.

Find books about truck driving and other careers in our catalog.

What would you do with your time on the road?

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