Solo Truck Driver Career Profile

October 31, 2016 Roadmaster

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Choosing a career is tough and there are a lot of things you have to consider when deciding your future. You might be thinking Will I get a job in this career? How much does it pay? Can I move up and make more money?

If you’re looking into a career in CDL truck driving, then the answers are Yes! Truck drivers are needed across the country and carriers are hiring nationwide today. With CDL trucking, you can start making real money your first year of driving! Also, a career in truck driving has many opportunities to move up to new roles in the industry.

Solo truck driving is a great place to start a career in trucking. You don’t have to worry about specializing in anything, but that’s something you can gradually do to make more money (specializing in something like hazardous cargo, for example). With Roadmaster, you can learn what you need to know to pass your CDL test and begin your career after only about a month of training!

Required License:

Class A CDL. The CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) is a state-issued license that tells officials a driver is qualified to drive their truck. The classes (Class A, Class B, Class C, etc.) identify the differences in the types of driving. To move vehicles as heavy and powerful as a semi truck, you need a Class A CDL.

How Long to Become A Truck Driver:

If you worry about having a full-time job to work, a family to take care of or other obligations to handle at the same time, don’t! You can still train in a matter of weeks, and some drivers finish courses in less than a month.

Roadmaster Drivers School offers flexible scheduling so you can train on the weekends or at nights over a longer period of time. Life can be demanding, but a quality school will work around your schedule. Maybe you’re wondering What if I get through the training but still don’t feel ready? or, What if I still need to work on certain skills?

Don’t worry! Let’s say you get through all the training but you can’t quite get the hang of one of the backing maneuvers. Roadmaster won’t just give up on you, and we certainly won’t push you through the program and into the CDL test if you’re not ready. We’ll do our best to work with you so that you can get that maneuver down and be ready for your CDL exam.

Speak with a Roadmaster representative to learn more about course schedules at campus locations.

How Much Money Do They Make

: Solo truck drivers make up a large percentage of the trucking industry. Their earnings vary depending on the available bonuses offered by their carrier. That’s why having the option to choose your carrier is such a great benefit!

CDL truck drivers can earn $40,000-$45,000 their first year on the road!1 On top of that, truck drivers might be eligible for other bonuses through their carrier. You could earn extra money by driving safely, passing inspections, referring friends, and traveling a certain amount of miles in a month.

Responsibilities

: The majority of the job is spent driving cargo in a truck across the country and maintaining the truck itself. Truckers also have to check in with dispatchers, log their loads and unloads, and may do a little lifting at dropoff and pickup locations.

Interested In A Career In Truck Driving?

Solo CDL truck driving is a great place to start a career in trucking! The first thing you’ll need is a little training and your CDL. Roadmaster can help you there!

At Roadmaster, students are taught by industry professionals both in the classroom and behind-the-wheel. Our instructors also show trainees how to search for and apply for trucking jobs. In just a few weeks, you could be ready to take your CDL test and start applying to jobs in your new career!

Browse through our blog or website to learn more about a career in truck driving. If you have questions, chat now with a Roadmaster representative, or leave a little contact information here. Carriers are hiring across the country, so don’t wait to get your trucking career underway!

 

1Wage info supplied by Werner Enterprises

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