Sizing Up the Truck Driver Challenge
“If you’ve got it, a trucker brought it.” – UNKNOWN
“Trucking is the key link in the production and distribution chain, and the foundation on which our prosperity is built.” – MICHAEL H. BELZER, SWEATSHOPS ON WHEELS
More than $1 out of every $10 produced in the U.S. GDP is related to transportation activity. (Source: BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION STATISTICS)
Truck drivers are the engine of the US economy. This is a call to all people who want to work hard, start a more exciting life, and get a much fatter paycheck.
The United States relies heavily on truck drivers, every day, to get the goods we need to sell and consume.
In a world of fading blue collar jobs, the trucking profession, especially long-haul driving, still provides great pay and steady employment for little training.
But the career isn’t for everyone.
Being a “Knight of the Road” means spending much time away from home and, in many cases, making the truck your home.
That’s why the industry needs more truck drivers, and there is currently a shortage of over 70,000 truck drivers every year.
“The average age of a truck driver is 49, and many of them are now retiring. This, combined with a lack of qualified drivers and industry turnover, in general, has some projections showing a need for 100,000 drivers heading into in 2017.” – DRIVER SOLUTIONS
And this trucker shortage has now become a chronic issue.
You’ll Never Drive Alone
We are committed to helping the industry solve this issue and helping new truck drivers enter the industry, as well as making life easier for the existing truck drivers.
Not only does CAD stands for ClassADrivers.com, but it is the acronym of our main principles:
- C for Clarify – We will define and clarify what the main challenges are, as well as the opportunities.
- A for Assist – We will assist the wanna-be truck drivers, as well as the existing truck drivers.
- D for Deliver – We will deliver solutions to the trucking industry.
The “Become a Truck Driver” Section
If you’ve ever thought that you’d like to consider driving a truck for your career, the “Become a Truck Driver” section of ClassADrivers.com is for you.
In this new “Become a Truck Driver” section, we lay out why truck driving is a strong career and how to:
- Make more money.
- Get on the road quickly and successfully.
- Maximize your future opportunities.
In the “How Much Do Truck Drivers Make?” guide, we tell you the average salaries for different types of drivers and help you decide if you want to earn a living behind the wheel.
The “How to Become a Truck Driver” guide features the 11 steps you need to take before you can call yourself a trucker.
Learn if truck driving is the career for you and hear from established truck drivers in “Will I Be Successful?” These drivers share their stories about their first deliveries and give the insights you need to be successful.
If you’re on the road to getting your Commercial Driver’s License, check out our “Get Your CDL” section for study guides, checklists, and other resources to make sure you nail your exams.
After you get your CDL, the next step is to tackle “Your First 100,000 Miles.” Read through that section to learn all the best survival tips for your first year and beyond.
“Advanced Tips” is for established truckers who have questions about their trucks and the future of the trucking industry itself.
With these sections of our site, we want to make sure that you are safe, successful, and smart about your career. With ClassADrivers.com, you’ll never drive alone.