Why are truck drivers so in demand?

The answer is simple…professional truck drivers deliver the goods that keep America and our economy moving! Truck driving is not just a job that can pay well; it is the beginning of a professional career, and the fastest road to success. The shortage is not due to a lack of interest, just basic economics – the demand for professional truck drivers is growing faster than the number of new drivers entering the field and is a profession that cannot be outsourced!

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the truck driving occupation to grow faster than the average of all occupations and the number of heavy truck and tractor-trailer drivers is expected to rise by 330,100, or 21%, between 2010 and 2020. The DOL/BLS Employment Projections program forecasts almost 2 million heavy truck/tractor-trailer drivers will be needed by 2020! Changes in federal regulations and increased competition from other sectors of the economy are forcing major changes in the trucking industry. Those changes, in addition to retiring drivers, are putting a premium on new drivers and may result in increased compensation.

Truck Driver Salary & Benefits

A career as a truck driver can offer an individual a way to go from unemployed or underemployed to a middle class lifestyle quickly. Truck driving is not just a job, it is a career and lifestyle. First year drivers average $40,000 to $45,000 their first year.* And that is just the beginning to what a truck driver can earn!

  • Starting pay averaging $40,000 per year
  • Job Security - Truck driver jobs can't be outsourced
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Changing Scenery! See the country while getting paid
  • Take your pet with you on the road!
  • Team Driving allows couples and friends to drive in shifts to earn more money

Roadmaster offers the following:

All Roadmaster locations have administrative offices, spacious classrooms, and computer labs. The schools maintain specially designed driving courses where students practice backing, coupling, uncoupling, and docking tractor trailers.

Roadmaster owns a fleet of late model tractor-trailers used exclusively for student training and provides equipment for Commercial Driver License (Class A CDL license) testing at all locations.

  • Comprehensive & hands-on truck driver training
  • Top-notch practice equipment, facilities and instructors
  • You may be pre-hired by on-site recruiters before finishing school if qualified
  • Job placement assistance
  • 3-4 weeks of classes that focus on CDL training and Class A CDL license exam preparation
  • 12 training locations nationwide
  • Financial assistance for those who qualify

Why choose Roadmaster Drivers School?

Becoming a truck driver is possible with the right driver training school behind you. With a solid reputation in the field, Roadmaster Drivers School can help you become a professional truck driver with only 3 to 4 weeks of specialized hands-on training. For over 20 years, Roadmaster has trained over 60,000 entry level drivers and continues to help put people to work every day!

Offering 12 training locations across the country, Roadmaster is an industry leader in CDL training, employing experienced instructors and offering students comprehensive classroom and behind the wheel truck driving education so they are fully prepared to start their new job in the trucking industry. By focusing on giving students the best education and maintaining high job placement standards, Roadmaster has gained an excellent reputation in the trucking industry for quality training of entry-level commercial truck drivers. At Roadmaster, you will gain the confidence and know-how needed to enter into the professional trucking industry, setting yourself apart from the rest. Roadmaster is serious when it comes to helping graduates find a job and begins job placement assistance in the first week of training. If qualified, you could even be pre-hired with a trucking company during your first week of training at Roadmaster! Many graduates receive multiple offers of employment from major transportation carriers such as Werner, Schneider, TMC, Covenant, Swift and more!

*wage info supplied by Werner Enterprises

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