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.

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    Which One is Best for Me?

    Before it’s time to hit the road and begin your new trucking career, you’ll need to decide what kind of driving is right for you and your lifestyle. For those who love to travel and tour the country, OTR (over-the-road) may be the best option. If staying close to home and spending nights with your … Continue reading “Types of Trucking: OTR vs. Local Driving”

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    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”

  • Image of a cop car with the words "Can I get my CDL if I have a felony?"

    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?”

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    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”

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    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”

  • Image of a CDL instructor and student looking at the parts of a truck

    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”