With growing wages and an increasing need for drivers, the trucking industry is a more attractive career than ever. If you are just starting to consider truck driving, you may be wondering how you can get a well-paying job with one of many trucking companies hiring new drivers. You probably know that you need a commercial driver’s license (CDL), but simply having the license to operate a commercial vehicle is not enough to ensure you will get hired for a truck driving job. What can you do to stand out from the many other candidates?

Although you can study and earn your CDL on your own, many trucking companies specifically look for truck drivers that have graduated from accredited programs. Yuma Truck Driving School is an accredited school where you will learn from some of the best drivers in the industry. We give our students the skills and certifications needed to obtain a job. Most of our students receive employment offers before they even graduate

Attending a CDL school helps you stand out when applying to trucking companies.

Experience

When you apply for a trucking job, recruiters will look for truck driving experience. If you earn your CDL by self-teaching, you likely won’t have spent much time, if any, driving an actual truck/trailer. This is one reason why trucking companies prefer new drivers who have graduated from a truck driving school. They know that graduates of accredited CDL schools have actual hands-on experience beyond simply passing the CDL skills test.

At Yuma Truck Driving School, we make sure that our students have on-the-road experience driving tractor trailers. You will train with seasoned drivers who will help you gain the experience you need to stand out from other candidates. We also work hands-on with trucking companies so you will get real life experience. This will help you understand exactly how to succeed post-graduation.

Safety

Another reason trucking companies prefer graduates of accredited trucking programs is for safety reasons. Transportation companies have to insure new drivers and they need to make sure that these truck drivers meet safety requirements. Without verification that a candidate graduated from a CDL school, many trucking companies are hesitant to hire because it can be more difficult to get insurance.

Truck driving school graduates also get hands-on and classroom experience that covers important safety topics. At Yuma Truck Driving School, we make sure to provide you with the safety information you will need to know as a truck driver. Our accredited program teaches students how to meet and exceed trucking safety standards.

Job Placement Assistance

Finding your first job with a trucking company after getting your CDL can be difficult. At Yuma Truck Driving School, we offer job placement assistance. This means that you have people on your side to help you find a trucking job that matches your lifestyle and requirements.

When you graduate from our school, we do our best to set you up for success. Our students have gone on to work for some of the top trucking companies in the nation. You could be one of our successful graduates! Contact us today for more information and start on the road to your new career.