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what benefits do you guys offer when im starting out.

I have my CDL, my educations if a high school diploma but i plan on going to a two-year college.

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Michelle’s Answer

Hello, Kareem !

Great question directed for advice. We aren't a trucking company as asked in your question, but I am happy to give some advice about prospective benefits while working.

Each employer will offer you a different benefits package. You may first discover what that package is by reading employment notices for truck drivers as well as going on job interviews during which the prospective employer will lay out the benefits they offer as an individual company. There will be no telling which benefits you will receive until you either read it in a job notice or the companies themselves tell you. You also may want to consider phoning the Human Resources departments of some companies to ask about benefits. Keep notes about which company offers which benefits.

In general, it is customary for American employers to offer great benefits while you are employed by them. Some of the usual benefits in some packages that you may expect to hear or read about from various employers are Medical and Dental insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Accidental Death Insurance, Prescription and pharmacy benefits, Retirement Planning, EAP (Employee Assistance Program), Paid time off as in personal days and holidays, Paid vacation time, Sick leave/Sick days, Family Leave if you're expecting to have a baby, Disability Benefits, Workers Compensation, Unemployment Insurance, some even offer paid trainings, tuition payment and student loan repayment. Keep in mind that this is a general idea of what some companies offer and every company may offer some of these things, a few or possibly all of these benefits, but each company has their own package to offer an applicant. Also, sometimes companies provide equipment or devices for their employees like cell phones or lap top computers or special things they need on the job. One of the benefits I didn't mention at first because it probably wouldn't apply to the trucking industry is Gas/Mileage Reimbursement. You will never know the exact benefits you will receive until you read about them in a notice or hear it during an interview or make a direct inquiry to Human Resource departments of companies.

Since you will be going for your Associate Degree, this will give you a good chance to network with people who know people at various trucking companies and can inform you of what benefits they are receiving. That would be a perfect way to become familiar with various benefit packages.

I hope that this can guide you in the direction of how to learn about specific benefit packages at trucking companies. Best wishes to you in all you do !
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