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.