How To Become a Truck Driver
How to Become a Truck Driver
Many people find driving a truck to be a fulfilling and profitable career, and with the right schooling, you can be on the road in just 4-6 weeks. Because driving an 80,000 pound rig is a great responsibility, however, trucking is one of the most regulated industries in the US. So if you make a wrong turn, that could have severe consequences for your future career.
Truck drivers are required to:
- Get the proper training.
- Obtain a special license.
- Be physically and mentally able to drive an 18-wheeler.
With this guide, we take you through 11 easy-to-follow steps and tell you exactly what you need to do to get your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and start getting paid to command the wheel of a truck.
The most important part of this process (and why we put it first) is to determine you actually want to become a truck driver. This unique career requires a special dedication and specific personality, so take the first step and read the first chapter of our guide.