Updated January 2020
As we ring in 2020, many are looking for ways to better their lives in the new year. One of the best ways to do this is to focus on improving your career! If you’ve been on the hunt for an in-demand field with high-earning potential, you’ll want to consider becoming a professional truck driver.
There are currently about 60,000+ truck driving jobs open throughout the US. That number is only expected to increase in the coming years due to a consistent rise in consumer demand. There’s no better time than now to train for your new career in trucking!
A Truck Driving Career Can Help You Accomplish Your Goals
If your new year resolutions include earning more money, traveling, or starting a career you truly love, starting CDL training is an ideal option for you. A career as a professional truck driver gives you a high earning potential, allows you to see the country while earning money, and gives you freedom from your typical, boring 9-to-5 desk job.
Getting Your CDL Doesn’t Take Long
Getting your CDL is a reasonably quick process, especially when it’s compared to many 2-or-4-year schools that are required to get other jobs with similar pay and benefits. At United Truck Driving School, you will be able to complete your CDL training in just a few weeks! As soon as you finish your CDL training and pass your road test, you are ready to begin a new career with high-earning potential and great benefits.
Students can complete their Class A license in 4 weeks (160 training hours) or their Class B license in 3 weeks (120 training hours). Students also have the option of getting their Class A license plus passenger training in 4.5 weeks (186 training hours). Either way, you are done with your coursework in about a month and are prepared to take the driving test to earn your CDL.
Trucking Provides Awesome Benefits
Trucking carriers often offer a whole host of benefits in addition to an annual salary. Some of these benefits may include the following:
- $40,000+ in annual pay
- Full healthcare benefits for the driver and their family
- Possible reimbursement for tuition expenses paid to the driver on a monthly basis (if you sign a 1-year contract with most carriers)
- 401k and other retirement benefit options (depending on the carrier)
- Eligibility for bonuses if performance standards are met
- Annual paid vacation time off
These are just some of the great benefits that carriers often offer their truck drivers. The benefits you receive will depend on which trucking company you choose to work for. The job placement assistance team at United will teach you how to advocate for yourself to find the best possible fit to meet your needs!
Get Hired With Our Job Placement Assistance
Once you finish your training and obtain your CDL, United is committed to helping students and graduates with job placement! If you ever need help finding work, we will hook you up with some of the biggest employers and carriers in the business to ensure that you find the quality employment you need and deserve to put your CDL to good use.
Financial Assistance to Make CDL Training Affordable
We are proud to offer financial assistance options to help students finance their CDL training at United. In addition to financial assistance, we also accept a host of government-funded programs. Military members and veterans may also be eligible for additional assistance through our financial assistance programs based on their services and qualifications.
Even if you don’t qualify for financial assistance, we have options available to help cover the cost of your CDL training. United also works with some of the top trucking companies that offer tuition reimbursement! Our goal is to make getting your CDL as affordable as possible.