Top 5 Reasons to get a CDL License in 2022

Top 5 Reasons to get a CDL License in 2022

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1. Competitive Pay

Pay is a significant factor when deciding on a career. According to a recent survey, the average pay for a CDL driver as of December 2021 is over $58,000.00!  This means that as a CDL driver, you are in greater demand and are better compensated!

2.  Freedom

Let’s be honest, who wouldn’t prefer to be outside over being in an office!  Most professional drivers can enjoy the freedom that comes from having more control over their work schedule and the peace associated with being alone at work.  (CDL Bus or Passenger Endorsements excluded of course).  If you could choose between sitting 20 feet from your boss or working miles away from your boss, what would you prefer?

3. Job Security

I think we agree that life after COVID-19 emerged has become more complex and more uncertain.  Many throughout the world have experienced economic hardships and loss of employment.  We have seen enormous supply chain issues throughout the world as well.  See how places great weight on the need for more CDL drivers.  Professional drivers with CDL Class A and Class B certifications play an enormous role in keeping the supply chain moving.  Demand on this level is unlikely to change anytime soon.

4. Easy to begin

Time is often a major factor when someone is considering a career move.  Higher education can take years to complete.  When you decide to make driving your career it can be done quickly and get you on the road and earning money in a matter of weeks.  First, the current requirement is to get your ELDT (Entry Level Driver Training) Theory Certification.  This can be done online and will prepare you for the knowledge test at the DMV to receive CLP (Commercial Learner’s Permit) so you can be on your way!

5. Low Cost

The cost of education continues to grow.  Many students complete their education with a degree and enormous student loan debt.  Choosing driving as a career will make you some bank, not break the bank.  Yes, the pun was intended.  Online driver training options are extremely affordable and worth the investment. 

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CDL Direct has helped thousands of truck drivers get started.  Whether you need your start with an ELDT training course, or are looking to add endorsements, we can assist you as well!

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