No matter what happens in our society, we still need trucks. Take the serious economic downturn that we are now slowly recovering from. People still needed to eat, they still needed to buy the necessities in life, and many were still able to buy the extras that keep our economy going – in fact, the economy did keep going. Everywhere you look in life, a truck of some description had a role to play.
We need trucks and so we need drivers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the industry requires over 20,000 extra new drivers every year, and that is before you take into account the baby boomers who are about to retire in large numbers. So employment options are there for those willing to take on the challenge.
As a career, truck driving offers a lot of options. You can take up a position where you only drive locally, intra-state, or interstate. You can drive dump trucks, delivery trucks, large semitrailers, or tankers – and that is just a small sample of the types of jobs available. I suggest the next time you are on the road that you take note of the numbers and types of trucks around you. You’ll be surprised!
Truck driving is well paid when compared to many other industries. Truck driving is also one of those jobs where, once you’re in the cab and on the road, you’re totally in charge. There’s no one constantly looking over your shoulder – besides, ask a hardened driver and they’ll tell you there’s nothing like the freedom of the open road.
What do you need to become a truck driver? The main requirement is a commercial drivers license. These are issued by the states, and like a normal drivers license, you are required to prove that you know the road rules and that you’re competent at driving a truck. To give yourself the best opportunity of achieving both, you will need truck driver training and that is where we can help you. With over forty years experience in this truck driver training industry, we know what we’re doing, and that’s helping you become an effective and happy truck driver.