Truck driving jobs are perfect for drivers looking to have a steady run without the hassle of being an owner operator business owner. There are so many different types of driving you can do with your company driver career. Some of those include driving a tanker, a flat bed, hauling hazardous materials, and even hauling cars. You also get to decide if you want to work for a company that does local runs so you are home every night, or if you want to work for a company that does national runs and explore the country.
As a truck driver, your salary will depend on things such as previous experience, the type of truck you drive, and any endorsements you may have. One benefit to being a company driver is that some companies will pay for certain endorsements over time, saving you a significant amount of money.
In order to work as a truck driver, you will have to pass a stringent background check. This includes preferences, a check on your driving record, criminal background, a medical card exam, and drug test. Failing any part of this background check will most likely prohibit you from gaining employment.
The first step in becoming a truck driver is to get your CDL. Each state has their standards; you can check http://www.dmv.org/cdl-education.php and look up your state. There are additional endorsements that you can obtain in order to further your career and make more money. These endorsements include semi-trailer, school bus, passenger vehicle, tank truck, and hazardous materials. The more endorsements you have the stronger your chances are to becoming a truck driver.
Becoming a trained driver takes less time than you think. Although each state has their set of regulations and training to follow, those who train full-time typically land a job in their first 2 months of becoming licensed. If financial freedom and stability are what you desire, stop hesitating and become trained as a company driver today.
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