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The Many Job Opportunities When You Get A CDL

It's More than just Truck Driving

Whether you are just entering the workforce, contemplating a change in career, or seeking additional employment opportunities for supplemental income, getting a commercial driver’s license (CDL) is the perfect way to open yourself to a wide variety of job opportunities. Driving is a rewarding career and one that pays well and has the added benefit of not being confined to a desk or factory floor for eight hours.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the yearly income for tractor-trailer truck drivers will range between $26,920 and $63,140 depending on experience and truck or tractor-trailer type. When you get a commercial driver’s license, there are so many different types of employment available from private, non-profit, and government agencies such as:

  • Heavy Equipment Transport
  • City Bus Driver
  • Light Truck Delivery
  • Chauffeur or limousine driver
  • Tractor-trailer (OTR) Driver
  • Beverage Delivery
  • School Bus Driver
  • Patient Transportation Services
  • Taxi Driver
  • Parcel Delivery Services
  • Hazardous Materials Transport
  • Ambulance Driver
  • Chartered/Tour Bus Driver
  • Moving Company Driver
  • Vending Machine Supplier
  • Airport Terminal Cargo Driver
  • Independent Transportation Services

Opportunities for part-time employment are common for those with a CDL license. If handling an 18-wheeler or driving long hours across the nation is not for you, consider that the average wage for light truck or delivery service drivers is $33,490. These jobs will keep you in your local area and offer plenty of out-of-truck activity.

If you’re able to follow GPS directions, display good stamina for driving distances, have kept your driving record fairly clean, and enjoy being outdoors – then a commercial driver’s license is a good investment in your future. Contact us to discover how gaining a CDL can change your life.