Career Overview

Career Overview

median salary
jobs nationwide in 2018
approximate # of new jobs by 2028
List item iconDrive long or short distances to deliver products.
List item iconCollaborate with dispatchers to optimize routes.
List item iconBecome your own boss and work your own hours.
List item iconLearn to effectively and safely secure cargo for transport.
List item iconHave a basic understanding of vehicle repair.
List item iconHelp coordinate delivery schedules.

What It Takes

Becoming a driver in the logistics industry gives you the chance to take command of the open road in the country you helped protect. It’s a job for those who don’t mind working alone, and who like to visit new places every day.

Excellent Hand-Eye Coordination

Reacting to hazardous conditions—and even shifting gears—in a large van or truck takes great hand-eye coordination. 

An Independent Mindset

Drivers often spend much of the working day alone while they’re out on the road.

Exceptional Hearing

Federal regulations require logistics drivers to hear a forced whisper in one ear at five feet away, without the use of a hearing aid.

Good Health

Many drivers are in better shape than you’d think. In fact, federal regulations do not allow people to become truck drivers with certain medical conditions. 

Clear Vision

Drivers must have at least 20/40 vision with a 70-degree field of vision in each eye, and can’t be colorblind.

Career Progression

Career Progression

Step 1
Take CDL training course
Step 2
Pass your CDL test
Step 3
Continue training on the job
Step 4
Start managing fleet of trucks

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Spotter Truck Driver
CDL A Truck Driver – Average $92K Per Year
CDL A Truck Driver- Average $92K Per Year
Local CDL A Delivery Driver
City Driver- Class A CDL
Roll Off Driver
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City Driver
Delivery Driver Opportunities
CDL Driver (Class A)
CDL Driver (Class A or B)
Bus Driver

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