So you’ve decided on a career as a trucker: congratulations! For dedicated and independent folks, trucking is a rewarding and exciting career. Now that you’re looking at CDL schools, you’re probably wondering how you’re going to afford truck driving school. Luckily, Yuma Truck Driving School offers numerous financial aid options: this blog will tell you everything you need to know to stop worrying about your tuition and start learning how to be a trucker!
Many Trucking Companies Reimburse Your Training
Trucking is a rapidly growing, in-demand profession: in fact, it’s one of the most common professions in America. Since truckers are in such high demand, it’s not surprising that some trucking companies reimburse your costs of CDL training once they hire you. Of course, this definitely depends on the school, but Yuma Truck Driving Institute is one of the schools that is able and willing to do this.
Other Sources of Financial Aid
There are other places to get financial help with jump starting your trucking career, like:
Each of these sources have different requirements and stipulations, so be sure to read up on what each of them offer.
The time is now to make a positive change in your career. Yuma Truck Driving School is part of a family of truck driving schools that span the entirety of Arizona and beyond. Give us a call at (888) 647-3239 or contact us on the web to find out how you can make a serious shift in your career trajectory.
Most people know that the railroad and the highway significantly changed the landscape and culture of the United States, but did you know that trucking has as well? Trucking is now one of the most common professions in America, but trucking has always been a profession that stirs up feelings of freedom and adventure. When you combine that idea of freedom with the ever-increasing importance of the trucking industry, it’s not surprising that trucking touches popular culture fairly often.
We Got a Great Big Convoy
If you’re a child of any decade after the 70’s, you might be surprised to know that there was a number one hit song about truck driving. Outlaw country was in its heyday back then, and since trucking was perceived as a sort of “outlaw” profession due to the freedom and adventure involved, it’s no surprise that a country singer did a song about trucking. Enter C.W. McCall’s “Convoy”, an immensely entertaining tune filled with trucker slang that details a sort of trucker rebellion that spans across America. Although it’s not a terribly accurate picture of what it’s like to be a modern trucker, it’s an awful lot of fun. It even spawned a movie!
Trucker Hats and More
I don’t know you, but I know you’ve seen a trucker hat before. The reason you have is because trucking has even touched the world of fashion! Trucker hats were big in the 70’s but have made a comeback in recent years thanks to celebrities like Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, and Judah Friedlander of “30 Rock” fame. The ironically blue-collar trucker hat was a major fashion statement for suburban youth, and they can still be seen in some of the trendier bars (accompanied by a tall can of Pabst Blue Ribbon, of course.)
Trucking matters, not just because of popular culture. Trucking keeps America’s goods moving, and if you’re looking for an exciting career that really makes a positive impact on this country, look no further than truck driving. Yuma Truck Driving School can help you get there: give us a call at (888) 647-3239 or contact us on the web to find out how you can join the great big convoy of American truckers.