Once a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) has been earned, there are many different routes a driver can take in his or her job search. There are hundreds of different trucking companies that hire numerous truck drivers for their variety of skills. Many of these positions will require extra truck driver training courses, experience and additional endorsements on the driver’s CDL. With this added training and education, most of these specialized trucking jobs will pay more money for these added requirements.
Some of these specialized trucks are:
- Moving Trucks – These are just what they sound like; the trucks that load and move furniture from home to home or business to business. These jobs can pay a bit more, but also will usually include the driver assisting in the loading and unloading of the truck.
- Tanker Trucks – These are the trucks that haul liquids. The load for these trucks can be anything from milk to gasoline. Some of these loads, like gasoline, will also require the driver to know how to haul hazardous materials.
- Cattle Trucks – These are the trucks that actually haul live animals. Drivers of these trucks must know the proper techniques to ensure this fragile live cargo arrives in good condition.
- Heavy Equipment Hauler Trucks – These are the vehicles that carry the huge bulldozers and other tracked vehicles that cannot drive long distances on the road. This is a tough position that may include a requirement to be able to drive the heavy equipment being hauled.
These are a few of the more exciting truck driving jobs that are out there for the driver with a CDL. One of the great things about earning a commercial driver’s license is the numerous different positions a driver can have in his career. The different types of trucks and the requirements to drive them can truly keep truck driving interesting for a very long time.