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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.
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?”
Find out if a CDL Career is Right for You
Updated December 2021 If you are looking for a steady career and a solid paycheck with benefits, getting your CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) may be worth a hard look and thoughtful consideration. With Napier, you would have the option to receive a Class A CDL. This enables the holder to operate vehicles up to a … Continue reading “5 Reasons To Get Your CDL”
An Inside Look at the Over The Road Lifestyle
Updated March 2022 Life as an OTR truck driver can have its pros and cons. While there are benefits that make this the ideal career and lifestyle for some, challenges need consideration. You must find out which career path is best for you. We will look through some of the advantages and disadvantages of over-the-road trucking. Living … Continue reading “Life as an OTR Driver”
Prepare for Orientation at a New Trucking Company
You have finished your CDL training and you’re excited to get on the road, but there is one more step before you can get behind the wheel. Most trucking companies will start with a CDL orientation. Each trucking company will have its own training specific to their company. However, there are many topics that are … Continue reading “Your CDL Orientation – What to Expect”