If you’re thinking about becoming a professional truck driver, here are a few things you need to know:
First of all, congratulations on making a smart choice. The trucking industry is ripe with opportunities for men and women looking for a solid career that can improve their future. Here’s why right now is such a great time to become a professional trucker:
Available Jobs — Currently, there’s a shortage of truck drivers in the industry. That means it’s relatively easy to get a job if you’re qualified and have the right training. At Roadmaster Drivers School, for example, our Job Placement Assistance program helps many students sign with carriers even before they graduate from our program!
Great Pay — The average starting salary for a professional truck driver is almost $40,000/year. If you consider that it can take as little as 3-4 weeks for most Roadmaster students to complete their training, it’s easy to see that few other occupations offer such a quick path from being unemployed or underemployed to earning good money.
Job Security — Truck driver jobs can’t be outsourced, plain and simple. That means that the abundant, well-paying jobs won’t be going anywhere for the foreseeable future, which makes getting trained to become a professional truck driver a smart investment.
What It Takes
So what’s it take to become a professional truck driver? Put simply: You need your Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)!
In order to get your CDL, though, you’ll want to be properly trained. Aside from the CDL exam being extremely difficult to pass without the proper training, many trucking companies prefer to hire individuals who have successfully completed a reputable CDL training program.
So, in order to get professional training on the skills needed to help you successfully complete the CDL exam and land one of those good-paying jobs we were talking about earlier, you will want to attend a professional truck driving school.
Fortunately, the process of getting trained and finding a job can be pretty simple if you know where to go.
Roadmaster’s accelerated training program, for example, will provide you with training on the skills necessary to help you successfully complete the CDL exam, and our Job Placement Assistance program will help to get you in with one of the nation’s top trucking companies.
If you want to know more about how exactly to get your Class A CDL license, check back right here on our blog next week. We’ll be discussing some of the specific steps involved.
Can’t wait? Then don’t! Our Admissions Representatives can help with your questions and with getting you started on your way to a new career!
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