Trucking

Receive your Commercial’s Drivers License (CDL) training from a top trucking technical school today. Truck drivers can have the opportunity to see America as an over-the-road trucker or can drive trucks in their local community.

The requirements for a trucking career differ slightly from state to state, but the general requirements are very similar. All states require an individual to have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). There are two types of CDL’s, a Class A CDL and a Class B CDL. If you have a Class A CDL, you can perform any kind of driving job, including over-the-road 18-wheeler jobs. With a Class B CDL, you can do smaller truck driving jobs, such as driving a snow plow. Some jobs will require you to have specific endorsements. To obtain a CDL, you would usually need to attend an 8 week program and then take the permit test. Drive training would follow.

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Trucking Training and Employment Information

There are tons of jobs you can get with a CDL. Nearly every company needs truck drivers to deliver products to their designated location. You can do over-the-road trucking and drive long distances or just do local trucking within your state. Some truck drivers are only required to drive an hour or two to each location. Others are away from home for months at a time on the job. You could drive for huge corporations such as Wal-Mart of Target or you can drive smaller trucks for companies like UPS or FedEx. On average, truck drivers make about $40,000 a year. The occupation is expected to grow 21 percent, which is higher than the national average. More job statistics can be found at bls.gov.

Truck Drivers earn more based on the experience they accumulate over the years. Along with competitive pay, they also receive great benefits, including paid time off. They also have the opportunity to visit many places all over the country, especially if they have an over-the-road trucking career. They meet many new people, learn new things about the world, and grow as an individual to further their career. Many companies allow their truck drivers to take extended vacations, especially if they have been on the job for several months at a time. Some companies will even provide paid training if you do not already have a CDL.

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Technical Schools Guide makes finding the right Trucking Technical Schools simple. We list both large and small Technical Colleges throughout the United States. Whether you are planning on attending a 2-year college, 4-year college, vocational college, purely technical college, or just single college courses, the listings above should contain each type of trade school, college, or university. Financial aid is available for many of these colleges but visitors will need to contact each school directly to get assistance. Technical Schools Guide does not maintain specific course, tuition, application, accredation or records of information on specific schools. All inquiries should be made directly with such schools. All information contained above is believed to be accurate and reputable. If a discrepancy is found, please contact the Technical Schools Guide staff by clicking on the "contact us" link below. We are also able to update college information and locations through this contact address. Featured listings on Technical Schools Guide are generally for-profit school listings. These listings help pay for bandwidth and maintenance of the Technical Schools Guide site. Thanks for visiting Technical Schools Guide and good luck in your Trucking Technical school experience!

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