If you are job hunting this year, definitely look into getting a job as a truck driver. According to a report by the IRU, the US will need to hire one million new drivers in the next 15 years.  Because of the shortage of qualified drivers, companies are going out of their way to offer a competitive benefits package and excellent wages. Wages for long haul truck drivers were increased by 10% in the last eighteen months, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Some companies will go as far as to offering sign up bonuses up to $8000. Here are the top five truck driving companies that will hire you.
1. C.R. England
C.R England is the leading company on the market when it comes to refrigerated carriers. Despite having close to 7000 employees, C.R. England is looking to hire at least 500 new drivers. The company is in search of new and experienced CDL-A drivers with clean driving records. They also offer further drivers training to get a license. The payout is weekly, and they provide an excellent benefits package. You can apply for the job on their company website. New entry-level drivers are paid $570 per week.
2. Swift Transportation
Swift Transportation is the leader of the pack when it comes to technological innovation, which is a must in an ever-changing and increasingly technology-dependent world. They supply drivers with trucks that are practically new. This is a huge plus not only from a safety standpoint but because you’d likely be spending a lot of time in them. Swift offers its employees a lot of benefits, including paid vacation and insurance. The company is committed to training its employees, and you can even attend a program to become a mentor. The pay is weekly, and the hourly rate starts at $17. You can apply for the job on their website.
3. Knight Transportation
Knight Transportation is a growing company with close to 5000 employees. The company is focused on safety, efficiency, and exemplary customer service. Despite being a large company, they still uphold family values. You can opt to be paid daily or weekly. All the managers are focused on developing an excellent professional relationship with employees. The pay starts at $10 an hour, but there is a lot of opportunity for career advancement. If you are interested in working for Knight Transportation, you can give them a call at 1-888-4KNIGHT.
4. FFE Transportation
Frozen Food Express has a long history of operating in the US. The company is looking for experienced drivers across the country. Depending on where you live, you can get a $5000 sign up incentive and be paid as much as $1100 a week. To see if you qualify for a job at FFE Transport, check out their company website.
5. Amazon Flex
Amazon Flex is one of the most flexible jobs out there, but it does require you to own and drive your vehicle. You can plan your schedule how ever you want and earn from $18 to $25 per hour. Their drivers deliver packages for Amazon. Other things you need for this job are a reliable smartphone with a camera and the ability to use the Amazon flex app. The payout is twice a week and depends on the number of deliveries you made. This is an excellent option for job seekers who own a car and want to stay close to home.