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CDL Career Paths

What Can I Do With My CDL?

Obtaining your CDL can open many different career doors for you. Each comes with different hours, amount of driving time, the magnitude of physical labor, and differing amounts of training. With all the different job options out there, how do you know which is right for you? Here are some examples of career paths you can take once you have your CDL to give you a feel for how each career operates.

Truck Driving

The trucking industry is booming, with an estimated 3.5 million professional truck drivers across the country. This career path offers abundant travel, lots of time on the road, and job security knowing how important the transportation of goods is for our nation’s economy.

Bus Driving

Apart from transporting goods, transporting people from place to place is another option after you tackle CDL training. Bus drivers have the luxury of putting down roots and not having to travel for as long a period of time as truck drivers. This career includes driving school buses, city buses, chartered buses, and shuttle buses, and you have the opportunity to work for either a municipality or a business.

Road Construction

Construction requires the use of huge vehicles like skid steers, dump trucks, cranes, and steamrollers, many of which require CDL training to operate. If you prefer seasonal work that is more labor-intensive, look into a career in construction.

Engineering Equipment Operations

Like road construction, city engineering projects need people to operate heavy machineries like cranes, pump trucks, and trash compactors. These projects can include anything from creating man-made lakes and reservoirs to building bridges over rivers.

Delivery Drivers

A CDL is often required for delivery services. Similar to the trucking industry, delivery drivers deliver goods like furniture and medical equipment to people’s homes or businesses but don’t require the same amount of hours on the road.

Whatever career path you decide to take after your CDL training, know that DriveCo is the place to start. Contact us with any questions about different CDL careers and for information on how to begin your CDL training!