Every successful trucking career begins by obtaining your commercial driver’s license. But when you go to apply for trucking jobs, many of them will require at least one year of experience. This can make it seem impossible to get a position right out of school. Think you’re out of luck? Think again.
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There are major trucking companies with paid training and others will hire a driver with no experience as long as they have graduated from an approved CDL training facility. Many times, these entry level trucking jobs will offer drivers paid on the job training. Drivers will spend 4-9 weeks in training and finish by driving as a team with their trainers/mentors. The trucking company needs to be confident in your skills as a solo or team driver.
Most entry level trucking jobs available are for over the road or regional routes. Since most new drivers will learn the majority of their skills in these first few years, it is important to develop habits that will ensure a long-term career in trucking.
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