Is a Future as a Truck Driver Right For You?

Feb 19 2014

Is a Future as a Truck Driver Right For You?

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Being a trucker is more than just truck driving. There are other parts of the job that can’t be taught from a training manual. That’s why more and more companies want to be sure their new hires have been trained at a truck driving school with teachers who have been out on the road.

That’s where Rosedale Technical College comes in! Our CDL Training & Truck Driving program allows trucking students to learn from instructors who are also veteran truckers. This means you can graduate from our program feeling prepared and confident for what lies ahead.

Aside from actually driving a truck, being a trucker means:

Being Your Own Boss

Truck driving takes some self-motivation. You need to know where to be, how to get there, and what you need to do with the load. On top of all that, you need to be organized with your paperwork to comply with government regulations. This isn’t always second nature to many people, but with some coaching from experienced technical school teachers, it can be learned.

Being Out on the Open Road

It is hard to prepare for the amount of time a trucker will face out on the road by themselves. Technical schools that do not have teachers who have been there are not equipped to teach this to their truck-driving school students. They cannot adequately describe the feelings that are involved or suggest helpful tricks to combat boredom and loneliness.

Seeing New Places

One of the many perks of being a trucker is the thrill of adventure. Many truck-driving school students enroll for this very reason: to see the country. Truckers do get to see many sights and meet many new people. However, that comes with many different climates and scenarios that are difficult to prepare for in some technical school environments. Learning from a technical school like Rosedale with state-of-the-art simulation equipment can give new truckers added confidence.

Types of Truck Drivers

Think there’s just one type of truck driver? Think again!

Types of truck drivers in the United States include:

  • Flatbed Truckers
  • Dry Van Truckers
  • Tanker Truckers
  • Freight Haulers
  • Refrigerated Freight Drivers
  • Local, Regional, OTR Drivers
  • LTL Freight Truckers

Many truck drivers hold multiple positions over the course of their careers and have the chance to drive a variety of vehicles. In our CDL Truck Driving program, it’s our goal to prepare you for success in whatever trucking position you’re most interested in.

Learn More About Our CDL Program

If seeing new places and having independence over your career sounds ideal to you, learn more about our CDL Truck Driving program! For training from experienced teachers with top-of-the-line equipment, contact Rosedale Technical College today to schedule a tour and learn more about the CDL program.

Our truck driving program is offered during the day Monday-Friday from 8 am to 2 pm. In August 2021, this will change to Monday-Thursday 7:30 am to 3 pm.

Need help paying for school? We offer financial aid* and scholarships to those who qualify! Learn more here.

*Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Rosedale Tech is a nonprofit Equal Opportunity Educational Institution and Employer, ACCSC Accredited Institution, and ASEEF Certified.