Benefits of a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
Training for a Commercial Driver's License may sound intimidating, but after the training process is complete, you will find yourself with a long list of available career opportunities. You can apply and train for three different classes of commercial driver's licenses, but this blog post will cover the benefits of having a Class A CDL which certifies drivers "to operate any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, provided the towed vehicle is heavier than 10,000 pounds."¹
Multiple Career Opportunities
With a Class A CDL, you will be able to drive multiple types of large vehicles including tractor-trailers, double trailers, tanker vehicles, and more. The variation of different vehicles allows more opportunities to work for different types of hauling, freight, and other commercial vehicle dependent companies. Truck driving companies are experiencing a shortage in truck drivers, so driving careers extend around the nation for those interested in becoming a truck driver. To read about what Sisbro can offer you as a driver, click here.
Flexible Work Schedule
Full-time, part-time, daily, weekly, seasonally, over-the-road - All scheduling possibilities for someone with a Class A CDL. If you are someone who likes the idea of getting paid to travel, an over-the-road (OTR) truck driving career could be the option for you. However, if you prefer to work during the day and be home at night, hauling loads regionally would be the better option. The ability to choose your own lane/route and having flexibility is important at Sisbro, and you can check out our available lanes and routes.
No Long Schooling
Whether you are 18 and right out of high school or someone looking for a change in career, CDL training can usually be completed in a few months and with tuition assistance programs. Higher education isn't for everyone, and CDL training allows drivers the possibility of entering a stable work force with little schooling. While commercial drivers are not allowed to drive across state lines until the age of 21, intrastate truck driving careers are possible.
Obtaining a Class A CDL provides you with the ability to drive various types of vehicles for various types of companies. If you are someone looking for a change, check with your state of residence on its CDL process and begin taking advantage of almost endless career opportunities.