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Myths of Truck Driving as a Job Debunked
1. Truck driving has little salary
In the U.S., the Labor Department has plotted that the annual salary for a truck driver is at
around $40,000. Meanwhile data from another source say that a truck driver earns higher;
around $60,000 per year.
But it is important to keep in mind that there are factors considered before getting your desired
pay in truck driving. For one, a company sees your work experience and of course, the type of
CDL license you have. Reports also say that a truck driver’s hourly rate varies from state to state.
Alaska has been reported as the state with the highest income potential for truck drivers, with
an hourly mean wage of $26 or $54,070 annually.
2. Truck driving has lesser benefits compared to an office job
3. Having more miles covered means more earnings
It is in no doubt that you will be paid an hourly rate once you have become a truck driver. But
what you might not see is the costs and expenses you will be making. Cost of living varies from
state to state. Thus, it is recommended to manage your pay wisely. Also, when applying to a
company, it is best to estimate your expenses and compare it with your potential salary and see
if you can live by it. There is no harm in estimating and looking after yourself. Having truck
driving as a job must be beneficial both to you and the company.
4. Truck drivers cause most of the road accidents according to :
5. Women truck drivers perform less, compared to men based on Midwest Carriers Corp.