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Exploring Truck Driving and Its Attractive Benefits for 2024

Astrologically, 2024 has been dubbed the year of action. This is the year to take charge of your career goals and life ambitions. If you’ve ever considered an OTR truck driving job, there is no better time to understand the compensation and benefits of truck driving.  

Pros of Being a Truck Driver

Entering the Freight Industry for the First Time?

Many industries rely on trucking to move their goods to required destinations. Regional OTR trucking companies may offer a variety of services or specialize in a type of product like pharmaceutical items. Midwest Carriers deliver local, refrigerated freight truckload, chilled or frozen goods on routes east of the Mississippi. No time like the present to get into a fast-growing, high-demand industry.  

Make the Switch to Driving 

Finding flexibility in a career is rare to come by and a priceless benefit most often seen enjoyed by entrepreneurs. A Regional OTR truck driving job is similar in that way, by attracting self-starters who want to have some independence. It aligns with the values of family and flexibility at Midwest Carriers. An efficient and smooth operation gets drivers home every week. Putting time where it counts, doing things you love and/or being with the ones you love. 

Regional OTR Trucking Companies

If you have at least a year of truck driving experience and are considering which trucking company is right for you, why go with a company that will lose you in their lot of trucks and trailers? Midwest Carriers takes pride in knowing our drivers by their name, not their truck number. By putting our drivers first, we ensure they’re well-paid and the trucks they drive are well taken care of. It means knowing our 166 trucks and 455 trailers are always ready for them to drive. 

Highest-Paying Trucking Job

How does a higher pay-per-mile sound? On average, a regional over-the-road truck driver at Midwest Carriers takes home $95,539 per year, that’s $1,837 per week. According to the Truckload Carriers Association, this is 20% higher than the industry average. The paycheck is just part of the story.

Let’s break it down: 

  • 2,400-mile minimum + $0.70 per mile afterward 
  • Monthly performance bonus
  • Weekly home time 
  • 24/7 support from operations 
  • New trucks with regular maintenance 
  • Medical, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance 
  • Matching 401k 
  • Employer-paid life insurance and short-term disability 
  • Paid vacation 
  • In house truck and trailer maintenance

We’re hiring! 

If that list was enough to make you say, ‘Where do I sign up?’ Head to our website to apply If you have a Class A CDL driver’s license with at least a year of driving experience, we’re ready to meet you!