The economy fluctuates quite a bit in a year, but it has changed dramatically in the last three. Supply and demand chains change almost every month, different products are difficult for consumers to find, and prices of everyday items have soared.
This market is challenging for everyone, but it is even more demanding on truck drivers. Independent truck drivers are finding it increasingly difficult to operate under these conditions as rising diesel prices threaten to shut down the market altogether. However, there is one step you can take to permanently eliminate the strain of high fuel prices from your budget.
Let’s look at the rising price of diesel and what you can do to stop paying for it!
Rising Price of Diesel
The price of diesel has hit a record high in the United States. According to Business Insider, average diesel prices are around $5.50 per gallon.
Diesel is in the middle of its worst crisis since the late 1970s. Despite the crisis, the market relies on truck drivers to continue delivering much needed products to consumers across the U.S. every day.
How Does This Affect Truck Driving Jobs?
Unfortunately, rising diesel prices also mean lower income for truck driving jobs. The diesel prices are so high that some companies are taking a loss when delivering their loads. These losses mean that small companies without solid financial reserves can’t overcome the length of time necessary to wait out the price inflation.
How Can K&B Transportation Help?
Fortunately, there is a way for you to avoid paying for fuel as prices rise. At K&B Transportation, we pay for the trucks, the truck maintenance, and the diesel fuel. More importantly, we treat our drivers as more than a number. If you’re looking for a worry-free truck driving job, K&B Transportation is hiring!
Our company has been around for more than 30 years and has continued to grow despite the economy’s ups and downs. Since we have a strong business history and constant positive growth, our company can withstand the high diesel prices in the current market.
Other Benefits of Working for K&B Transportation
Besides job security and a stress-free environment, our drivers receive many other benefits, such as:
- Competitive pay scale: We pay a competitive rate and raise that rate as you continue to work for us.
- Vacation time: You will receive a generous amount of paid leave time on top of your time off the road.
- Dedicated home time: Certain positions offer dedicated home time that you can choose yourself.
- Safe driver bonuses: You get rewards for every six months of a clean driving record, even as a new hire!
- Paid flights: When our Road Warrior drivers (that live outside our K&B hiring area) take their time off, we fly them home on our dime!
- Health insurance: As a full-time employee, you can enroll in our health insurance plan offered by Aetna.
Join Our Team Today!
If you’re tired of looking for companies to contract with, paying for licensing and high diesel prices, and maintaining your truck, join the family at K&B Transportation.
We hire people from all over the continental United States and Alaska. With our Road Warrior Package, you can start driving today and earn a minimum of $1,625 a week!
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a guaranteed, high paycheck instead of struggling as an owner operator? Call K&B Transportation today at (800) 851-8651 to talk to a recruiter and start the next phase of your trucking journey.