My pops is a trucker and it gets steady pay. Enough to send me to college, I guess. There's prerequisites to being a trucker, but my old man finished it all in less than a year. Plus that Class A license looks piff
His hours vary but work starts very early, from 2-5 in the AM. I believe you need to buy your own truck but that comes in very useful when we need things to be moved around.
The problem is, this business tends to be detrimental to your health. My old man has all sorts of problems physically, from neck to back pains. I've helped out once and it is far from easy work and it can't be healthy to be sitting in a vibrating truck hours on end.
Basically, I have no plans to follow my father's career path.