A Young Person’s Guide to Transportation Jobs, Part 4

A Young Person’s Guide to Transportation Jobs, Part 4

9/26/2014 Umut Türker 2976 Times Read

However, I will describe some things that you should keep in mind when selecting and applying to enroll in a trucking school.

Although the classes are not, and cannot be, online the application is usually done online, or there are online instructions in submitting an application for enrollment in the school. There probably will be an application fee, although it should be a nominal fee. There may also be age requirements, and perhaps extra steps or requirements if you are under that age. For example, if you are 16 or 17 years of age then you may be required to show that you have already graduated from high school, or been home-schooled, or have excellent standard test scores, or have attained some other equivalent feature. In all cases, you ought to show that you have some form of driving certificate. Once you graduate from the school you will most likely qualify to get a commercial drivers license, or a license in your region that allows you to drive a specialized vehicle. You may also be required to attend an orientation and/or to familiarize yourself with various books or reading materials before the school classes begin. Tuition may be expensive, although certainly not as expensive as that of Harvard University. If you do want to receive scholarships, loans or other financial aid to pay for it then there are often ways, such as excelling in various standardized tests or by having already attended some college or university, to achieve that.

The school itself should provide an education for an entry-level education in either a long-haul (also called “over the road” or interstate drivers) or short-haul position in a variety of trucks and vehicles such as garbage trucks, cement mixers, dump trucks, auto haulers, boat haulers, cattle or livestock haulers, cargo containers, school buses and many more.