4 Top Reasons to Work in Trucking in 2022

Truck drivers have been called “the backbone of America,” and for a good reason. We depend on them to transport everything from household goods that make our lives easier to medications and food that help keep us alive.

Unfortunately, despite how heavily we rely on truck drivers in the US, there is currently a driver shortage for multiple reasons, including the volume of freight needed to be moved, retiring drivers, and drivers not wanting to always be on the road for such long periods (although Bender Transportation is changing that).

This insufficiency opens the door for new drivers to join this rewarding industry and reap the many benefits. Read on to learn why becoming a trucker is such a smart move, particularly when you join the winning team at Bender.

The Benefits of Truck Driving

1. Adventure

Many people are happiest when they’re on the move versus sitting at a desk all day, every day. Trucking allows you to explore the world, meet new people, create meaningful connections, and see things and places you wouldn’t otherwise. Driving for a trucking company also allows you freedom — you can listen to your own music, take breaks as needed, and enjoy the variety and independence you crave.

2. Provided Equipment

When you join Bender as a CDL A truck driver, or professional operator with 2 years of recent, verifiable experience, we provide you with your truck and only the best and most updated equipment.

You can also choose to become an owner-operator with us in which you provide your truck, and we provide the freight for you to haul. Owner-operators work even more independently but are backed by our industry-leading 24/7 support, including the following.

3. Pay and Benefits

Licensed truck drivers earn substantial incomes that include opportunities for raises as well as bonus incentives. Bender pays generous wages of $70k or more and also offers referral payments of up to $2,400 per year if you bring us a company driver who joins our team!

At Bender, we pride ourselves on providing comprehensive health benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and enhanced benefits for you and your family. And, we provide company matching 401(k) savings for drivers on our team.

4. Work-Life Balance

When you join the Bender family, we make it our priority to take care of your family. Unlike most transportation companies, our biggest differentiator is that we strive to get our drivers home — 90% of them, in fact — every day and typically before dinner.

Bender Cares About Our Truck Drivers

When you work with us at Bender, you aren’t just an employee — you’re a valued, supported member of our team. We pride ourselves on a turnover rate that is ⅓ of the industry average by taking care of our team with honesty, transparency, and consideration. We focus on keeping everyone safe, maintaining open communication, and recognizing our drivers’ hard work and dedication. When you’re ready to continue your career with the best in the business, reach out to us.