You need to meet certain requirements set by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and your state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to drive a commercial motor vehicle. DOT certification is one of the requirements.
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What is a Class C license?
If you’re thinking about driving an airport shuttle or a vehicle that will carry hazardous materials, the Class C CDL is for you. Choosing a license is the first step in this journey.
If becoming a truck driver sounds like an appealing career option, you will need to decide which type of commercial driver’s license (CDL) you want: Class A, Class B, or Class C.
It seems that every week in the headlines we read about the massive supply shortage, from lumber to computer chips the list keeps growing. But just as important, we have a national shortage of professional drivers, the people delivering us the goods we need to support a functioning society.
Becoming a truck driver starts with deciding on the type of vehicle and freight you’re most interested in. Narrow your options by looking at the three classes of commercial driver’s license types (CDLs): Class A, Class B, and Class C CDL. In this article, we’ll focus on the Class A CDL, which gives you the most options when it comes to looking for jobs.
As of January 2022, an average OTR truck driver can make upwards of $52,000 per year. Compared to the rest of the gigs in the trucking industry, this is huge!
Truck driving is one profession our country can’t live without, and the need for new, well-trained drivers is great. The American Trucking Association says there is a shortage of over 80,000 drivers.
The following FAQs are based on the questions and concerns we hear most often from truck drivers and driver-trainees about the new entry-level driver training rule.
Becoming a professional truck driver offers many benefits: stability, a good income, travel, sign-on and referral bonuses, and much more.
Tanker truck drivers are in charge of transporting gas and petroleum products across the country. They can take their cargo to commercial gas stations or loading centers. Their job is crucial to ensure people can get to their jobs, schools, homes, etc., and as such are typically among the top earners for truck drivers.