When you think of a trucking job, the idea of a driver traveling around the country for days on end to deliver cargo may come to mind. This is one type of trucking job, and many people do very well in it. However, long-distance trucking is not the only opportunity available to Commercial Driver's License (CDL) holders. Many CDL Class A drivers make local deliveries and are able to go home every night. Specialized truck drivers can gain skills and endorsements in a specific field, resulting in higher salaries and a larger selection of jobs. Read on to learn about the truck driver jobs that 160 Driving Academy can prepare you for!

Jobs in the Trucking Industry

160 Driving Academy can prepare you for your CDL test with 40 hours of classroom instruction and 120 hours of training behind the wheel, or we can assist current CDL holders with earning new endorsements. An endorsement is earned by passing a written test that examines your ability in a specific trucking category, such as Hazardous Materials (HazMat) or transporting large cargo such as double/triple trailers. Simply earning your CDL will qualify you for many standard commercial trucking jobs that pay a starting salary of at least $40,000.

160 Driving Academy can train CDL holders for HazMat and double/triple trailer endorsements. Some advantages of specialized truck driving jobs include:

  • Higher salaries that can equal over $100,000!
  • More choice of jobs

If you love to travel, it will be easy to find a job that will take you all over the country. Whatever your dreams may be, 160 Driving Academy is the school that can help you reach them. With 25+ training locations throughout the Midwest, we’re conveniently located so that you can commute to school every day.

With us, your truck driving job opportunities are endless. Don't delay—fill out our registration form or give us a call now to choose your preferred location from one of our many training campuses across the Midwest!