Frustrated with the job market? These five best companies for truckers really do know how to treat their employees, offering impressive salaries and coveted job stability. Whether you are a green trucker just starting out or are a veteran of the road, these dream employers will renew your hope in the reason you fell in love with trucking to begin with.
UPS is one of the most coveted employers in the world for truckers. It is easy to see how this front runner is able to pay its truckers quite well. This 100 year old company has the clients, the pull and the revenue to offer its truckers an average of a little over $70,000 per year. The ratings that the company has received from its truckers are quite impressive when you consider the number of employees that the company has. A 3.3 Glass Door rating may not sound high, but across a broad scale — its actually quite good.
Old Dominion Freight Line
Offering truckers, on average, $64,000 per years, Old Dominion Freight Line which employs 19,000 people worldwide. Whether you are in North America, South America, Central America or Far East, Old Dominion Freight Line offers shipping services in your area. With a whopping $2 billion in revenue year round, it is not any wonder this company who has been in business since 1934 can provide employees with such an impressive beginning salary.
In 2007 alone, the company profited $976 million, an impressive feat from this company whose roots date to 1924. If you are looking to work with Saia, you will likely make a little over $73,000, the company’s average salary for truckers.
This company has pretty interesting roots, starting out as the Yellow Cab Company that operated as a horse-drawn hack. Today, YRC Worldwide has grown to mass proportions. You can expect to take home around $56,000 annually when you sign on with YRC.
Crete Carrier not only pays around $55,000 per year but it also comes with personal time off, paid vacation, retirement benefits, health benefits and more. While the other companies on our list can offer similar perks, many truckers find that Crete is a touch above the rest in this department. If your current company does not allow you to travel with your family — come to Crete. From your spouse to children, you can bring along approved family members at no cost.
Passion was the reason you became a trucker but good money and excellent benefits do not hurt. If you are unhappy with your current employer, there is always hope and those dream jobs do exist… you just have to know where to look.