As a military veteran transitioning back to civilian life, you may be wondering what your next career path is. The skills veterans learned in the military are easily transferable to the trucking industry. If you’re adjusting back to civilian life, consider a career in the trucking industry!
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Thinking about re-entering the trucking industry? If you previously held a CDL and are looking to return to trucking, United States Truck Driving School can help. Refresh your trucking skills or take a full CDL course and get back up to industry standards!
It’s a given that school bus drivers are responsible for safely transporting students to and from school in the morning and afternoon. But what about the rest of the day?
In order to drive certain types of large commercial vehicles in the United States, the driver must hold a Commercial Drivers License (CDL). Depending on the type of vehicle that you are looking to operate and what you intend to haul, you will either need to obtain a Class A or B CDL.
Updated March, 2022
Are you deciding if being an over-the-road (OTR) truck driver is right for you? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, truck drivers will continue to be in demand, making trucking a safe and profitable career choice.
There are rock stars in the sense of Led Zeppelin or AC/DC, but the real rock stars in the driving world are truck drivers. Truck drivers are the “bread and butter” of our society. Even Elvis Presley was told to “stick to truck driving because he would never make it as a rock star.” However, we know that being a truck driver is actually a great career that helps many people in the process!
The trucking industry creates stable career opportunities for people from all different backgrounds. However, a flawed driving or criminal history may leave you questioning your eligibility for a commercial driver’s license (CDL).
After you have completed training and passed your CDL tests, you will have a lot of truck driving career opportunities to choose from. Your biggest decision will be deciding to go to work over-the-road (OTR) or for a local company. Both offer specific benefits and setbacks, and it’s important to know the pros and cons before you pick either route.
When you’re looking to begin your truck driving career, you may hear of or even find yourself with one or several pre-hire letters. If you are unfamiliar with these, we’ll help explain what a pre-hire letter is, and how they benefit you as a new driver.