CAREER RESOURCES

Career Resources for Truck Drivers

At American Truck Training, we don’t just teach you to drive and send you on your way to become a truck driver. We believe that once you come to American Truck Training, you become part of the family. Because we have a great reputation in the industry, along with a great number of contacts at trucking companies, we are able to offer our students trucking career resources they can use throughout their careers.

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JOB PLACEMENT

If you find yourself looking for a new opportunity to use your CDL, make sure to call the career development team at American Truck Training. We love connecting our former students with new companies for new career opportunities.

REFRESHER COURSES

There are a couple of reasons to take refresher courses. Some veteran drivers find themselves developing habits they need to break. Many students will drive professionally for a while, leave the industry to pursue other interests, and then make the decision to come back.

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

As you progress in your career, you may find that you need some more training. You may call us any time to see if we offer the specialized training you need.

Is a career in trucking right for me?

Determining if driving a truck is your dream job isn’t easy. There is no on-the-job training and unfortunately, you aren’t born with the know-how to be a professional truck driver. You have to get some training to become a truck driver.

There are some qualities that many drivers in long-haul trucking share, though. First of all, they share a sense of adventure. They love to go through new places and see the sights. They don’t mind waking up in a different place every day, and they don’t mind being away from home for days or even weeks at a time. Most professionals begin their career in over-the-road trucking.

Different Types of Trucking

No matter where you go or what type of rig you drive, the training is virtually the same. All require the same training; what differs is the range and how the drivers are paid.

Long-haul or over-the-road drivers deliver freight from one location to another across the country. You may also drive as part of a team, which means driving in shifts. You drive while your partner sleeps. Typically, long-haul drivers are paid by the mile.

Regional truckers deliver within a set geographic region and may be gone for only a day or two at a time. Usually, they’re still paid by the mile. They get more time at home than a long-haul driver.

Local drivers stay within their local area and are typically home each night. These drivers are usually paid by the hour. This is great for drivers who want to spend more time at home.

Every employer/job is different, so explore your options, and take time to understand the nuances of the industry to determine if a trucking career is right for you.

Looking for a job in the trucking industry?

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