Most of the things you buy these days were transported on a truck at some point.
There are around 3.5 million truck drivers in the United States. Their average salary is close to $60,000 per year.
In 2021, however, there may actually be a shortage of drivers willing to move your purchases.
If you are interested in applying, getting behind the wheel won’t take long.
Training to get your Class A commercial driver’s license takes about seven weeks if you go fulltime. You will also need to be 21 if you plan to drive across state lines.
Trucking comes in many shapes and sizes, from delivery vans to dump trucks to 18-wheelers. And most important, the industry is always looking for new drivers.
Check out this video for an inside look at the industry and to hear from three truckers about life on the road.
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