10 Reasons You Should Become A Truck Driver

Currently, there is an increasing shortage of truck drivers across the nation! Truck driving can be an exciting job opportunity for anybody who likes to be independent, determined, adventurous, and self-motivated. If you haven’t been convinced yet here are 10 reasons you should become a truck driver!

10 Reasons you Should Become a Truck Driver

Job Security

There is always a need for truck drivers! Truckers are part of the backbone of our nation’s economy, the need for truck drivers is ever increasing. In other words: If you have a valid CDL, you have a job!

Travel the Country

You get to travel the country, as a driver you are constantly moving loads on the road. It is a great way to see our vast and beautiful country from sea to shining sea.

Good Salary

First-year drivers can earn anywhere between $50,000 to $80,000. Plus, in recent years pay and benefits for PTI drivers have increased!

Learn more about our regional pay increase here

Excellent Benefits

Many trucking companies also offer their drivers benefits on top of a steady paycheck. Here at PTI, we offer our drivers:

  • Health (Medical, Vision, Dental, HSA, and free onsite clinic)
  • Pay (Paid Vacations & Holidays, Detention Pay, and Short/Long term disability)
  • Financial (401K Match, Financial Counseling, Employee Assistance, and Life Insurance)
  • Bonuses (Orientation bonus, $1000 referral bonus, Monthly MPG bonus, Sign-On [For some fleets], and $150 to $500 for red rewards)
  • You can also bring a human friend or a furry friend!

Learn more about our benefits here and our Red Rewards program here

Hands-on Training

Here at PTI, drivers get hands-on training on various trucks and trailers at our headquarters in De Pere, Wi. All our trainers are accommodating of incoming driver’s needs and we believe that trainers are there to coach and train only, there is no team-model dispatch training.


A driving job that puts you behind the wheel, literally. You won’t be stuck in the monotony of 9-5 desk jobs. Enjoy the freedom of road and thousands of miles of scenic highways!

Flexible Work Schedule

Drivers can work 70 hours over an 8-day period and up to 14 hours per day. Our operations team works with drivers to accommodate them to a schedule based on their needs.

Bring your family and/or pets

The ability to bring your family or your pets along for the ride!

Learn more about our passenger program here.

Company Culture

Good company culture goes a long way for all employees, whether drivers or corporate employees. PTI is a shining example of good company culture, as a family-owned business, all employees are valued and recognized for their hard work! This culture results in a family-like work environment. Without our drivers and corporate employees, PTI would not be able to grow into the company it is today.

Learn more about us here.

Variety of Trucking Positions

Truck drivers have numerous driving opportunities such as:

  • Dedicated
  • Local
  • Regional
  • Intermodal

Here at PTI, we give drivers the flexibility to work with operations to adjust which positions and fleets, they would like to work with. Learn more about our driving positions here.