CAREER TRAINING RESOURCES
Helpful Information About Truck Driving Careers
Check out this selection of articles below to learn more about career choices and how to prepare for in-demand job opportunities.
Family support is vital to your success!
Updated April 2021 We know changing careers can be a challenging decision. You may be having a hard time convincing your spouse and family members that going to CDL school is the best choice for you. Since many new drivers have to start out their career in over-the-road (OTR) positions, there is a good chance … Continue reading “Get Your Family on Board with CDL Training”
Finished my CDL Training, Now What?
Congratulations! You have finished your CDL Training and are we assume you are ready to take on the next step. However, before you are ready to get out on your own, there are a few more steps you need to complete. Make sure you check these items off your list. 1. Finish your Licensing Process … Continue reading “What To Expect After CDL Training”
The King of Rock and Roll Started his Career as a Truck Driver
We all know truck drivers are the Rock Stars of the Road. America’s economy would not be the same without you. But did you know that the King of Rock and Roll started out as a truck driver too? Yes, Elvis Presley landed a job driving a truck out of high school. Ultimately, it was … Continue reading “Elvis Presley was a Truck Driver Too”
Understand Your Driving Options
When starting your trucking career, one of the first decisions you will have to make is if you want to drive local or hit the open road. If you love traveling and are interested in touring the country, OTR driving may be the option for you. But if you want to stay closer to home … Continue reading “OTR or Local Driving? Which is Best for Me?”
How Much Do Truck Drivers Make?
Updated July 2021 The exact salary that truck drivers make will depend largely on the position they hold and the regular route that they drive. The main job that most truck driver’s start out with is over-the-road (OTR) driving. These routes have drivers travel across large portions of and sometimes the entire continental US to … Continue reading “Realistic Salary Expectations for Truck Drivers”
Understanding The Effects Of A Previous Felony
Yes, as a felon you can get a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). However, it depends on a number of factors, including what kind of felony you committed and when. At the federal level, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates who can get a CDL. Each state also has rules governing CDLs and who … Continue reading “Can I Get a CDL with a Felony?”