Professional drivers who have a commercial driver’s license can expect many exciting new career opportunities on the horizon. This is because there is currently high demand for truck drivers in the United States.
There is an ongoing truck driver shortage which has been reported in numerous major media outlets, and which is expected to worsen. With too few truckers to fill open positions, qualified CDL drivers are in high demand by employers, and those looking for work can explore many exciting hot jobs. In fact, SmartTalent has open positions right now with great companies for CDL drivers to consider.
Since demand is high for CDL drivers, those looking for work in this industry can receive competitive pay and other job perks. As you consider hot jobs for CDL drivers, some things to look for include:
- A focus on safety. You want a company that cares about you and encourages you to be safe; not a company that is going to pressure you to cut corners, or even break the law. You should only work for a company that requires you to keep driver logs, complies with hours-of-service rules, and follows all state and federal regulations.
- Your desired work hours. Many people mistakenly believe that being a trucker means driving for long distances or driving overnight and at odd hours. This is not necessarily the case. You can find day shift jobs that let you work during normal hours.
- Job benefits. Look at the salary and other benefits for any jobs you are considering. The shortage of truckers means salaries are well above minimum wage and truck drivers can often earn a very good living if they can find the right positions.
SmartTalent helps commercial drivers find great jobs in Kirkland, Fife, Renton, Lacey, Lynnwood, Everett and surrounding areas. Contact us right now to find out about jobs our staffing service currently has open and available for CDL drivers. We’ll help you explore opportunities with top companies to find a job that has everything you are looking for.