It is indeed unbelievable how much money the trucking industry contributes to the economy. Nowadays, 78% of everything consumed in the U.S. is delivered by commercial drivers, making of this profession essential to the American economy since the business world could not succeed without the transportation industry. The combination of freight carriers and independent owners-operators can account for over $150 billion of annual revenues; reason why the hiring needs of many large trucking companies. The more drivers a company hires, the more freight they can haul and there is a huge amount of cargo to be transported. We all know that railway service can move freight long distances as well, yet only trucks can deliver it directly to the customers and their place of business.

The commercial driving occupation is becoming every day more demanded. In fact, the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the U.S. Department of Labor reports that opportunities should be favorable for individuals interested in commercial driving. Throughout history, this profession has shown to have among the largest number of job openings each year.

Statistical reports reveal fascinating results:

The commercial driving industry is the 5th fastest growing employer in the nation.

An estimated 50,000 thousand drivers are needed nationwide per year as the industry grows and experienced derivers retire.

The only industry that cannot afford to lay off Commercial Drivers.

In fact, ATA studies show that right now there is an estimated shortage of 20,000 drivers. The driver shortage could grow to 111,000 drivers by the year 2014.

Commercial drivers are averaging wages of:

Entry level $28,000 – $35,000
Mid level $40,000 – $45,000
Top Level $50,000 – $80,000
American Trucking association (ATA)

Transportation companies are offering better compensation, benefits, 401k-plan and tuition reimbursement to attract new drivers daily.

A commercial driver can become an independent owner-operator for any commercial carrier in less than six (6) months.

Amazing, right? So what are you waiting for! Join CDL Technical & Motorcycle Driving School now, and let us train you for the exciting road of improving your future!

NEW LAW effective November 1, 2009, for all Valid in FL Only Licenses


Title XXIII – Motor Vehicles

Chapter 322 – Drivers’ License

322.03 Drivers must be licensed; penalties.–

322.03 Drivers must be licensed; penalties.–

(1) Except as otherwise authorized in this chapter, a person may not drive any motor vehicle upon a highway in this state unless such person has a valid driver’s license issued under this chapter.

(a) A person who drives a commercial motor vehicle may not receive a driver’s license unless and until he or she surrenders to the department all driver’s licenses in his or her possession issued to him or her by any other jurisdiction or makes an affidavit that he or she does not possess a driver’s license. Any such person who fails to surrender such licenses or who makes a false affidavit concerning such licenses commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.