Millennials have become the talk of the town where workforces are concerned. In 2016, Millennials overcame Baby Boomers to become the largest generation in the labor force. It’s also been said that they are projected to pull ahead of Baby Boomers as the largest living generation… ever.
It’s no secret that Millennials have been given a negative rep, but really, they are just looking to do things that will:
- Change the world and
- Hold corporations accountable for their company values and contributions to their communities.
Long story short—they want to make the world a better place and not become overrun by work.
In a world looking for balance and accountability, companies like Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI) can provide Millennials with exactly what they’re looking for. At DTI, we believe that Millennials could give the trucking industry the comeback it’s been needing.
Trucking Offers Millennials:
1. A Different Career Option
Trucking offers Millennials a way to escape the status quo of a desk job. College isn’t for everyone—but becoming a professional truck driver may be more appealing.
Trucking doesn’t require a degree, and many companies offer in-house commercial driver’s license (CDL) training or an appealing truck driving school reimbursement program.
2. Competitive Pay
Unfortunately, households headed by Millennials are more likely to be living in poverty than any other generation—so Millennials are looking for a steady stream of competitive income so they can support themselves and their families.
What many people don’t know is that trucking can offer that stable income stream. As the professional truck driving market has become more competitive for employers, they have been forced to offer better pay. In fact, entry-level truck drivers in 2019 are averaging almost $66,000 per year, according to Indeed.
Drive for DTI and you could be making $96K annually after getting a couple years of driving experience under your belt.
3. Access to Good Benefits
Benefits and healthcare have been dominating the news and the minds of Millennials—and for a good reason. Being able to take care of yourself and your family is critical. And not having to pay an arm and a leg for decent health insurance should be a no-brainer.
Similarly to the competitive pay aspect of the trucking industry, access to good benefits is on the rise. Companies realize that to stay competitive, they have to prioritize the well-being of their employees.
For example, at DTI, we offer our full-time drivers a benefits package worth more than $22K per year because we want you to be covered and protected. Plus, it all comes at a minimal cost to you.
4. A Schedule to Fit Your Lifestyle
As more companies are in desperate need of drivers, they are starting to offer what millennial truckers are looking for—work-life balance through flexible schedules. With flexible scheduling, you get the best of both worlds—the solo time on the road and the quality time at home.
At DTI, we take pride in the wide variety of options we provide our drivers. We have even created schedules that allow you to know your schedule up to a year in advance. For example, Dot 4×4 Driver Woody likes the four on, four off schedule. He gets his full-time hours, but also has plenty of time to participate in the activities he enjoys outside of work. Plus, at DTI, we get our drivers home weekly so they don’t have to be away from home for weeks at a time.
5. The Option to be Part of Something Bigger Than Yourself
Truck drivers keep America going. They are the backbone of the American economy.
Without truck drivers, the nation’s economy could quite literally collapse within a matter of months. Professional truck drivers keep our freight moving, ensure our packages get delivered on time, keep food on the shelves of our grocery stores, and so much more.
Millennials are on the hunt for an opportunity to be a part of something bigger than themselves. So what’s a better way to play a role in the moving parts of our economy than becoming a professional trucker?
We sure can’t think of anything better!
Overall, becoming a professional truck driver has never been more imperative to our country or as impactful to Millennials. Join the trucking industry, get paid, be covered, discover flexibility, and be a part of something bigger than yourself.