Are you interested in becoming a truck driver? Truck driving can be a rewarding and lucrative career path, perfect for people who enjoy traveling and working with independence and autonomy. The field of transportation is constantly expanding and is a perfect fit whether you’re just starting out with your professional career or are looking to make a career change. Here are a few steps you should take if you’re interested in exploring truck driving:
1. Meet the age and licensure requirements. While the open road might be calling your name, you need to be over 21 and have a valid driver’s license in order to pursue a trucking career.
2. Complete Class A CDL training. The next step is to complete CDL training in order to obtain a commercial driver’s license. This training takes place at several different locations and consists of a combination of both instruction and hands-on learning. The CDL training provides the necessary skills to embark upon this new career and is an important step in building up the experience necessary to be a successful truck driver. Need help paying for tuition? We offer a variety of tuition assistance programs that make training affordable and accessible to all.
3. Look for jobs. Truck driving is a thriving industry, with many exciting job opportunities even for those just starting out! After you receive your commercial driver’s license, you’ll be eligible to work as an entry-level driver. We have a robust job placement program as well as monthly recruiting events in order to help graduates find the job of their dreams. Even after you’ve graduated, we also provide ongoing career assistance that will help put your CDL qualifications to use!
4. Hit the open road. Now that you’ve found your first job, it’s time to head out and put your skills into practice! Your training and experience will be sure to pay off as you embark upon this exciting new truck driving career.
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