Why Demand Is High for Commercial Truck Drivers

As the job market continues to improve, the trucking industry continues to add new jobs each month. Commercial truck driving offers you the opportunity to see the country and enjoy time to yourself while playing an integral role in the American economy. If you would like to consider a job in the commercial trucking industry, stop by one of HDS Truck Driving Institute’s Tucson open houses to learn more.

Integral to Economic Recovery

The trucking industry has always been integral in the movement of consumer goods. Trucks carry anything from raw materials and ready-to-buy products to food, livestock, and chemicals. Although the trucking industry, like many others, saw a reduction during the early years of the recent recession, today it is leading the national recovery. As the U.S. economy continues to improve, the need for both raw materials and consumer goods has increased. Thus, the trucking industry has needed to expand as well, opening up new jobs every month. Because the demand for new truck drivers is so high, there is currently a shortage of drivers. CDL schools report that many graduates have six to 10 job offers before they have even passed the CDL test.

Fast On-the-Job Training and Advancement

Commercial truck drivers are also desirable because on-the-job training is fast and effective. Once you are employed, you will immediately begin building upon the training you received in CDL school. In as little as one year on the job, you can have gained enough experience to significantly advance your career and command a higher salary. After just three years of driving, many truckers enjoy salaries in the range of $50,000. Additionally, if you want to pursue specialties such as the transport of hazardous materials, this training is provided by your employer while you work.

HDS Truck Driving Institute will prepare you for a successful career as a CDL trucker. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about admissions, training, and job placement in Tucson. You can also reach us by phone at (877) 205-2141for the answers to your CDL training questions.