If hitting the open road sounds like your idea of a good time, then you might want to consider joining the 3.2 million people who make truck driving a career. A physically demanding job, truck drivers must be alert and focused for long periods of time. In addition, commercial truck driving may require you to help load and unload deliveries.
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- Class A CDL Driving Programs
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How to Start a Commercial Truck Driving Career
For long haul truck driving, you will want to find a truck driving school. The truck driving classes offered will cover such material as:
- operation of tractor trailers
- government regulations
- navigating crowded streets
- truck inspections
- long haul truck driving safety
Look for a truck driving school that is certified by the Professional Truck Driver Institute.
Once you have your truck driving degree, you will need to pass a state test for a commercial drivers license (CDL). Depending on the type of commercial truck driving you plan to pursue, you may need one or more of these licenses:
- Class A CDL
- Class A CDL Advanced
- Class B CDL
Most truck driving programs will help you register for the appropriate examination.
Dedicated Truck Driving: A Career for the Future
Over the road truck driving remains one of the most affordable and convenient ways to transport goods. The future for CDL truck driving remains bright. The industry expects job openings for long haul truck driving to increase by 14 percent in the next decade.
Most truck drivers are paid by the mile with bonuses for timely delivery. However, the average median income for professional drivers works out to $17.92 an hour.