Professional truck driving is a great career path, with a wide variety of benefits and perks. Here are Minimax Express’s top five reasons to become a professional truck driver:
Freedom and camaraderie
If you appreciate your independence and enjoy working autonomously, then truck driving can provide you with this freedom. Out on the road, you’re the boss – you can listen to your favourite radio station and take breaks as needed.
At the same time, being a professional truck driver also provides you with the camaraderie of other drivers. Commercial drivers often say that the best part of the job is the bond they develop with other drivers, and all the ways that they support one another on their routes.
Our economy is reliant on the commercial trucking industry. 90% of all consumer products and essential goods are shipped by truck throughout Canada. The industry is thriving, and the need for drivers only continues to grow.
There is also a significant shortage of drivers — many are nearing retirement and the industry is actively seeking to attract drivers to take their place. It doesn’t matter where you live, you can count on there being truck driving job postings.
Operating large vehicles
Motors, machines, and heavy equipment are fascinating for many truck drivers. Some have loved trucks since childhood, and others feel fulfilled by being in control of such large and powerful machines. Operating a large vehicle is a large responsibility, but it is also empowering.
Driving the economy
The pick-up and delivery of goods helps to drive the economy. Supporting the economy provides drivers with a sense of value — knowing that you are contributing to the local, provincial, or even national economy feels good.
Want to be home for dinner? It is possible.
Becoming a professional truck driver doesn’t automatically mean you have to spend a lot of time far from home. Local drivers are able to return home every night — and this really helps with maintaining a work/life balance.
Minimax Express provides short-haul LTL services in Ontario and Québec. This means that our drivers have regional work with a predictable schedule, and our drivers can get into a nice routine.
There are many good reasons to become a professional driver. If you’re interested in learning more, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! You can also view our current career postings by clicking here.