The Life of a Professional Driver Has Changed
Data collected by the United States Department of Labor indicates that new drivers are typically earning between $37,000 – $41,000 per year – with increases to those drivers who excel in the industry after completing schooling. Increased pay and incentives continue as a new driver gains experiences – an experienced driver can make well in excess of $50,000 – $60,000 per year.
Companies again are constantly changing their fleet – with most equipment being no more than 2-3 years of age. Most of the equipment that new drivers will be allowed to operate will have a spacious cab area – including full beds, televisions, satellite radio, refrigerators and microwaves. With the increase in technology, most trucks will also have on-board WIFI, allowing the driver to communicate home and abroad via internet with access to email.
New drivers will also be provided benefits – tailored to his or her (and family’s) needs. Companies typically offer full insurance (health, dental, vision [life and disability]), paid vacation, holiday and sick pay, profit sharing, stock options, retirement plans (including 401k), tuition reimbursement (for those students who paid directly for their schooling) and driver ride-along programs.
At TransTech, we want to ensure that all students prior to enrollment are aware of the lifestyle change that is required of a professional driver. Being a truck driver is not a career for everyone, and requires both great consideration and research. Since 1978, TransTech has trained thousands of students, who with the training they received, have become part of one of the fastest growing and rewarding careers today.
All TransTech locations provide job placement assistance to every student while enrolled – and lifetime assistance to student graduates. As a result of TransTech’s experience and longevity in the transportation industry, students will be able to take advantage of the quality local, regional and national employers that hire from TransTech.
- Upon graduation, all TransTech students will receive a Certificate of Completion, which will ensure immediate employment by the nation’s top carriers.
- TransTech’s highly trained staff will review each student’s application to ensure accuracy and completeness. The application is then forwarded to the trucking company to assist the student in obtaining employment – even before the student graduates from training.
- In 2015, TransTech’s placement survey showed that 97% of graduates were hired within 30 days of graduation.