What It Takes to Become a Trucker

What It Takes to Become a Trucker

A trucker has the experience, reliability, and credentials to deliver precious goods.

Trucking is a tough business, but for the right person, it is great fun and a fulfilling career. Being a trucker involves driving long hours, enjoying plenty of solitude, and adhering to a strict schedule. It also requires significant exposure to the elements and excellent customer service. If you got it, a trucker brought it. When working with Evan Transportation, you can rest assured you are working with a qualified crew. Below is a little more insight into what it really takes to be a trucker.

Steps to Become a Trucker

Have a Regular Driver’s License

The first step of becoming a trucker is to have a regular driver’s license. One should already have a proven track record of safe driving. With this license, a future trucker can get a headstart by driving delivery trucks.

Be “Of Age”

The main goal for a trucker in training is to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL.) One must be at least 21 years old to pass the CDL test. However, it is possible to get a learner’s permit as early as at 18 years old.

Achieve Educational Requirements

One must also have a minimum education of a high school diploma or a GED. A GED is a Graduate Equivalency Degree or General Education Degree. One must look at their state’s requirements for obtaining a GED. In Maryland, one can enroll in classes and be ready for the certificate in as little as six weeks.

Complete Training for CDL

If you have a regular driver’s license, are at least 21 years old, and have a high school diploma or GED, you qualify for truck driving training. One can find training in various venues, including private truck driving schools, community colleges, and company-sponsored programs. Training can be as short as a few weeks or as long as a year.

Obtain CDL & Other Essentials

The next step is to obtain the CDL. One decides which classification to test for, the classifications being a, b, and c. A trucker might also need endorsements if he or she is driving a specialty vehicle, like a school bus.

Find Employment

Various truck driving associations can help pair new truckers with employers. Some truck driving schools also provide career counseling. Truckers are on their way to a great career!

Evan Transportation’s Requirements

Evan Transportation’s truckers all have at least two years of trucking experience, a Class A CDL, and a clean MVR (Motor Vehicle Record.) We also prefer our drivers to have a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Card.) Whether you are looking for employment or for reliable trucking services, Evan Transportation looks forward to hearing from you!

For All Your Trucking Needs

Follow us here at Evan Transportation to get more updates on driving tips and the trucking industry. Evan Transportation provides trucking and transportation services for clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. All of our drivers and staff are offered competitive salaries, benefits, and are guaranteed to be home every day. Interested in finding out more? Visit us online or give us a call at 443-673-3365. For even more information, visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

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