Given a few requests, here's what we've found....With a nationwide shortage of commercial truck drivers, anyone considering a CDL may want to act. Companies including UPS, Yellow Freight System, Roadway Express and Consolidated Freightways are just a few of the companies nationwide looking for qualified, dedicated drivers. The perks of being a commercial truck driver? Competitive salaries, health benefits, bonuses, a stable career, and a variety of hours. One of the places to train for a career in truck driving is community colleges. While not all community colleges offer courses, check out your local community college for course offerings. Also, there may be strictly truck driving schools in your area or companies that offer training. Best way to go? Truck driver training through a trucking company. Many will offer free training provided you give them a set amount of time in employment afterwards. Free training and a job immediately after training, cannot beat that! For example, Swift.

Any trucking school that does require you to pay will generally offer some sort of financial aid program or payment plan. Again, this varies from place to place. For community college, check out your local community college's financial aid programs for details. Another route to take would be a private loan.

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