How to Make More Money as a Truck Driver
The reasoning behind becoming a truck driver may be different for everyone, but one thing remains the same; everyone wants to get paid. In trucking, there are many ways to get paid more, from choosing the division with the most potential to taking advantage of other ways companies may offer more money. We will look at becoming a potential company driver for Armada Trucking Group specifically and which path has the greatest income potential as well as what other extra earnings opportunities are available.
Become a Reefer Company Driver
At Armada Trucking Group there are many divisions to drive for offering different levels of flexibility and income, with the reefer division being the biggest money maker. There are options to become a driver for Fedex or Amazon, with part-time and weekend only jobs, however if more income is what you are looking for, the reefer division is for you. Becoming a reefer company driver includes a minimum dispatch of 3 weeks with mileage ranging from 4000-7000 miles. With the amount of time spent on the road and the potential mileage coverage, this division will generally bring in the most money. Driving for the reefer division has the most income potential when looking at base pay and potential mileage pay, but there are other opportunities to take advantage of to make some extra money whether you're driving for the reefer division or one of the others.
Check for Bonus Opportunities
No matter which division you choose to become a driver for, there are bonus opportunities available to add even more money to your pocket. At Armada Trucking Group we offer weekly bonuses for anything from terminal fueling, unassigned routes and more. Other bonus opportunities include load recovery, driver referrals, holiday bonuses, and plenty more. Visit our website to learn more about bonus opportunities and all other amenities Armada Trucking Group has to offer drivers.
Experience vs. No Experience
With more experience comes more pay, which is true for most jobs including truck driving. If you’re just starting out, pay will only increase as you gain more experience. Visit the income calculator on the Armada Trucking Group mobile website where you can enter information such as years of experience, potential weekly mileage coverage and more to estimate your weekly earning potential.
Long story short if you are looking for the path with the most earning potential as a company driver at Armada Trucking Group, a good place to turn to would be the reefer division. Don't forget to take advantage of any bonus opportunities which may suit you for some extra income. Having experience also doesn't hurt your wallet whether its thanking you now or later.