October 6th, 2014 | Phoenix Truck Driving Institute

Once you have successfully completed your training at CDL school and have earned your CDL, it’s time to find the perfect trucking company for you. Trucking companies offer a range of employment opportunities and benefits, and in today’s market, drivers are in high demand. Taking some time to examine what you want from your career before you begin applying for jobs can help you find the perfect match when it comes to seeking out your future employer.

Ask About Pay Rates and Average Salary

When you’re first starting out as a trucker, it’s important to know how you will be paid. Some trucking companies pay by the mile, while others pay by the hour or the average number of miles driven per week. It’s also important to keep in mind that your mileage may vary wildly, especially during your first year with the company. Asking about the average salary new hires can expect to receive will give you a better idea of what your real earnings are likely to be at first.

Ask About Opportunities to Advance

Although you are just starting out as a new trucking employee, ask about opportunities to advance, especially if you would like to move on from traditional cargo to more specialized trucking. Asking these questions now will show that you are dedicated to sticking with the company and interested in furthering your career, which are both desirable qualities. Furthermore, you’ll want to choose a trucking company that will work with you and provide you the opportunities you want when you are ready to take your career to the next level.

Phoenix Truck Driving Institute can help you prepare to find your ideal employer as a truck driver. Call us today at (877) 205-537 or click through our website to explore our CDL training options in the Phoenix area. We also invite you to take a look through our blog for additional tips and advice.