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Helpful Information About Truck Driving Careers

Check out this selection of articles below to learn more about career choices and how to prepare for in-demand job opportunities.

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    Earning Potential for a CDL Driver

    There is really no quick answer to how much a truck driver can make. The amount of money a trucker can make depends on their experience, level of licensing, and type of load being hauled. Entry-level, Over-The-Road (OTR) drivers make on average $45,000 to $60,000 per year to start. Licenses and Endorsements:  There are three …

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    Are You In It for the Long Haul?

    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. If you’re considering getting your CDL and becoming an OTR driver, make sure your loved ones are involved …

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    Rock Stars of the Road

    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, …

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    What disqualifies you from getting your CDL license?

    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).  Not everyone qualifies for a commercial driver’s license. Today we are answering the question of whether a felon can get a CDL and …

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    The pros and cons of driving each route

    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 …

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    Understanding How a Pre-Hire Benefits You!

    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. Understanding Pre-Hires A pre-hire is a letter from a …

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