The American Trucking Association (ATA) reports that 70% of goods consumed in the United States are moved by truck!  An industry analysis by DAT Solutions reported that only one truck was available for every 12 loads needing to be shipped at the beginning of 2018!  Fortune Magazine quoted FTR Transportation Intelligence’s report that the truck driver shortfall hit a record 296,311 by mid-2018!

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The average age of an American truck driver is 50 years old.  While the trucking industry looks for ways to recruit new drivers to pursue a lucrative career as an owner-operator, some seasoned truck drivers are pursuing employment again, after retirement.  There are more opportunities today than ever before, for cartage drivers to earn a lucrative income.  As an owner-operator, the advantages are numerous, including the ability to schedule your own hours, and operate your business with significant tax deductions.

All cartage companies are actively recruiting drivers to meet the growing national demand for freight services.  If you are retired, getting back on the road as a licensed CDL driver requires some re-training and education on new safety standards, but the training is relatively fast, and inexpensive. Read more

The State of Texas, and the commercial cartage industry, take the safety of the public, drivers and the integrity of safe delivery of goods and commodities very seriously.  Our record and reputation for quality cartage services is routed in public and driver safety.

Mandatory Training and Education Prior to Licensure

Before enrolling in a truck driving educational program, drivers must first possess a valid Social Security Card for U.S. work authorization, and then provide:

  • A valid drivers license (Class-C)
  • Present without warrants or pending criminal charges.
  • Be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Submit to drug testing and provide a clean drug screening result
  • Provide a medical examination report certificate
  • Submit a complete driving abstract, to establish a safe driving record
  • Pass a Department of Transportation Physical Exam

During the course of driver’s education, students engage in both classroom and lab (in-truck) training, to gain real-world and hands on experience.  They are also required to demonstrate mechanical aptitudes for the safe operation of the truck, as well as education regarding highway and traffic law, and safety procedures. Read more

The commercial trucking industry is responsible for moving more than 70% of domestic freight tonnage annually and is the lifeblood of the American economy. Over 10 billion tons of freight is shipped every year, thanks to qualified and safe licensed commercial drivers, and there are almost 3.5 million registered heavy-duty Class 8 trucks on the roads today, and almost four million licensed drivers.

There are not many industries that can match the demand that there is currently, for experienced freight and commercial truck drivers in Texas, and the United States. That’s why more Texans than ever before, are pursuing training and licensure to join the fast-growing industry, that offers job security in virtually any region in the United States.  If you are looking for a high-growth career, that offers the entrepreneurial benefit of small business ownership (owner/operator), commercial transport may be a good fit for you.

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