Are you currently debating on whether or not to start a seasonal job vs. a full-time career? We recently discussed the advantages of a truck driving job versus a landscaping job.
While on the surface a temporary or seasonal job may seem advantageous to you, but when you compare it to a full time job like truck driving, there really isn't much of an argument.
Below, we want to further expand on this topic by discussing the advantages of truck driving compared to another popular seasonal occupation: construction jobs.
Working a construction job gives you the opportunity to work outside for a living. You also get to travel locally from site to site, and during the peak of the season, you’ll be able to get a lot of hours.
With it, you'll also get the satisfaction of project completion and management, teamwork, and more.
However, weather plays a huge factor in the construction industry. Severe weather conditions can put you behind schedule and out of work for days at a time, and once your job stops or the season ends, your paycheck stops too. Even worse, you might not even be guaranteed that you’ll have the job again next season.
When you choose to work a truck driving job, you’re signing up to get paid to travel. You’ll get to see parts of the country that many people can only dream of seeing in their lifetime, while making a difference in the world.
What better office view than the open road?
In certain cases, you also have the opportunity to work as a team. You can run a lot of miles that result in you earning more money overall.
On top of that, if you enjoy being your own boss, you’ll enjoy the freedom that comes with being a truck driver. You’re in charge of planning your trips, staying within DOT regulations, and more. It's a rewarding job that will challenge you to do your best day in and day out.
One of the best parts about the job itself, though, is that trucking never stops. Truck drivers and their big rigs play a vital role in the economy. Whether it's rain, sleet, or snow, when you decide to become a truck driver you become a part of the industry that keeps America rolling, 365 days a year.
Unless you're working as a full time employee for a larger construction company, employee benefits will be hard to come by.
However, in a truck driving job with PAM Transport, you’ll have some of the best-in-industry employee benefits available to you.
At PAM, you’ll be able to receive benefits such as:
- Health, dental, and basic life insurance
- 401(k) retirement plans
- Paid time off
- And more!
Construction jobs, along with other seasonal jobs, might seem attractive because of a seemingly high hourly rate. However, once your work stops, so does your paycheck. A higher hourly rate doesn’t do much good if your work is only temporary.
In a truck driving job with PAM Transport, you get a paycheck consistently throughout the year. The more miles you get the more money you make and you'll receive a paycheck for your hard work each week.
PAM offers great opportunities for you to advance your career in various ways, while also maximizing your first year income. For example, you can:
- Drive Team Hazmat
- Become a Driver Mentor
- Become an Owner Operator
All 3 of these opportunities allow you to become a more skilled, experienced, and versatile driver, while adding to your first year pay. Did you know that in your first year on the road with PAM, you can make up to $50,000?
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When it comes down to it, we really don't think there's much of an argument between truck driving jobs and lawn care jobs. Driver Solutions can help you get the CDL training you need to become a truck driver. Just take a few moments to complete our online driver application now.