One of the big decisions you will need to make after getting your Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL) is what type of load you want to haul. You see dry van, reefer, and tanker most often, but there are good reasons to consider flatbed truck driving for a career.
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Many options become available to you as a commercial truck driver once you receive your Class A CDL. Leading carriers offer perks like sign-on bonuses, good pay, and plenty of benefits. You can choose the company route and drive for OTR, regional, or local trucking firms.
There’s no age limit for truck driving jobs. In the list of pros and cons of truck driving, this is a pro, especially because the trucking industry currently has a driver shortage and trucking companies need more people to choose this profession.
Failing CDL truck driving school is not a topic we want to address, but it is one we need to address. Not all new drivers pass the test, get their commercial driver’s license, and move on to a truck driving career. There are several reasons why that happens.
Whether you’re just starting out or have been driving for a while, you may be looking for ways to diversify your skills and advance your career as a CDL driver in the trucking industry. Driving a refrigerated truck is one way to accomplish this and that’s why this whole post is focused there. Here are five top reasons you and your career might benefit from learning how to drive a reefer truck.
Many doors will open once you receive your commercial driver’s license (CDL). Even more open for truck drivers who get one or more CDL endorsements. You can’t drive certain commercial vehicles without them.
Getting a CDL (commercial driver license) is the first step in your trucking career. During the process, you can also test for endorsements to drive a school bus, transport hazardous materials (HAZMAT), or many other commercial motor vehicles (CMVs).
Is being a truck driver hard? That’s a valid question, one well worth asking if you’re considering getting a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and starting a trucking career.
When you’re choosing which freight to focus on, there are several questions to consider. The following article addresses the top questions truck drivers ask themselves.
Imagine this scenario. With your commercial driver’s license (CDL) firmly in hand, you walk confidently into the carrier’s recruiting office and await your first truck driver interview. You prepared for the list of truck driver interview questions the hiring manager will ask and have a few of your own.