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America needs more truck drivers. According to the American Trucking Association, more than 70 percent of all consumer goods in the U.S. are moved by truck. Do you enjoy traveling or working independently? You might enjoy a career as a truck driver! Whether you want to deliver cargo or passengers, getting your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is the first step.
There are a lot of options for truck drivers, from driving local routes to driving all over the country. Once you get your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), and any required special endorsements (depending on your cargo,) these opportunities will be open to you.
As a Commercially Licensed driver, you will, of course, need to be willing drive, must pay attention to details, and may need to be able to help unload cargo.
A 2017 report by the American Trucking Association said that this industry needs to hire almost 900,000 more drivers to meet the rising demand Employment of truck drivers is expected to increase by about 6% over the 2016-26 decade. As a driver, you could travel the country, work locally, drive a bus, or work a steady route.
Depending on the type of vehicle, cargo, and driving you do, commercial drivers can earn more than $60,000 a year. with some companies offering signing bonuses.
This program will train you to earn a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) A or B (upon passing the MVA test) that prepares you to drive eighteen-wheel vehicles (Class A) or school buses/concrete mixers, etc. (Class B). Passenger endorsement courses are also available.
Total approximate cost is $4,625 (CDL A); $2,125 (CDL B).
CDL-A is 300 hours. CDL-B is 75 hours.
Classes are offered monthly at Cecil College. Classes run either Monday through Friday during the day for full-time, or Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday evenings and weekends.
All students must be interviewed and accepted prior to registering for any CDL courses. To schedule your interview, contact Tina Durborow, 410-287-1615, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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