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Top Reasons to Become a Professional Truck Driver

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Are you looking for a career that takes you off the beaten path? A career that gives you freedom and responsibility and is in heavy demand across the country? Then you should consider earning your commercial driver’s license and becoming a professional truck driver.

Here are some of the top reasons why thousands of job seekers have found truck driving to be their perfect career:

As a professional truck driver, you won’t need to spend long hours in the office. Instead, you’ll be on the road, meeting new people and seeing the country.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers earn a median salary of $48,310 per year, or $23.23 per hour. The highest 10% earn more than $69,480 annually!

With the freedom of the open road comes trust and responsibility. Your employer will trust you and your skills to safely deliver cargo and complete tasks without direct supervision.

Enjoy the peace of driving down the highway? As a professional truck driver, you get paid to travel the country and do what you love – drive!

Nationally and across the State of Texas, we are experiencing a shortage of professional truck drivers, and the employment demand is only growing. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, industry will require an additional 122,100 jobs nationwide by 2030.

Need a job fast? Blinn's Truck Driving Program consists of two courses that are a combined five weeks in length. During that time, you learn to conduct pre-trip, on-the-road, and post-trip vehicle and equipment inspections and gain skills in map reading, managing logbooks and cargo documentation, dispatch procedures, emergency responsibilities, and transportation agency regulations. In just five weeks, you will be ready to pass your Commercial Drivers License exam and then hit the road.


Want to learn more about how you can quickly complete the training necessary to take your commercial driver’s license exam and become a professional truck driver? Visit www.blinn.edu/truck-driving or call 979-209-7205.

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