Reasons to be an OTR driver
Are you thinking about taking an OTR job? We’ve got a few reasons this could work for you!
- If you want to make more money year after year.
On top of the unique work lifestyle, long haul truck drivers are making 17% income than the previous year. Bonuses for experienced and safe drivers make it hard to find a better job. Trucking companies offer OTR drivers pay that competes with managers in other industries. Being an OTR driving might be right for you, especially if managing other people isn't your cup of joe.
- If you don't like dealing with people constantly.
Truck drivers spend a lot of time with nothing but the good company of an open road. Some people, especially introverts, get easily drained or tired when they are around others. Introvert truck drivers benefit from not having to deal with people constantly.
- If you love freedom to work how you want.
We hear a lot of stories about drivers who came to trucking after leaving a job they couldn't put up with any longer. Most of them tell us about a manager or coworker who wouldn't give them space and kept "breathing down their back." If you hate having someone looking over your shoulder and constantly micro-managing you, then truck driving is the way to go.
Drivers choose their own routes, stop when they need to, and for the most part, complete their job without the overwhelming oversight of managers and bosses.
- If you want to see the beauty of America while getting paid.
Traveling and seeing the United States is the most popular reason drivers love OTR jobs. From your truck, you can get paid to see the majestic mountains of the West and the golden seas of crops across the Midwest. You will see the most beautiful sunsets of your life. Along the way, you will meet people from all walks of life. If traveling throughout the US is on your bucket list, there is no better job than OTR driving.
If this sounds like you, OTR driving might be your dream job. Apply here if you're interested.