Trucker Jobs – An Alternative to College

Trucker jobs instead of collegeOK so you have been out of high-school for a couple of years and you still haven’t found a decent job. You hear commercials all the time about how a college degree is needed to get ahead in life but that doesn’t appeal to you. Besides, do you really want to carry that huge student loan debt when you finish and then still not be guaranteed a job???? Then maybe you should consider trucker jobs, an alternative to college!

That’s right. A professional over the road truck driver can be a very rewarding career for the right personality type and you can be on the road within a very short time. In fact for less than a single semester of college you can get you CDL (commercial drivers license) and be on the road typically within a month of starting your training! And for the icing on the cake; the typical professional truck driver makes between $36,000 and $42,000 a year.

There are many trucking schools out there and more and more trucking companies are offering in-house CDL training with a follow on job. A great example of this is Millis Transfer and the Millis Training Institute. With Millis Transfer you can be on the road in as little as 4 weeks after starting training.

Attention military veterans! Trucking companies want you as well.  If you have an honorable discharge you can use your G.I. Bill for truck driver training. Click here to find out more about veteran truck driving jobs.

So, before you start out on that 4 year journey to a college degree and rack up thousands and thousands of dollars of student loan debt, take a look at over the road trucking jobs. You might be pleasantly surprised at what you find.

Trucking Moves America Forward Recieves 1.25 Million Dollar Donation From Pilot-Flying J

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Pilot Flying J announced on June 19 that they have donated 1.25 million dollars to the Trucking Moves America Forward program.  Pilot Flying J is the largest network of truck stops and travel plazas in North America and have been working to develop the partnership with Trucking Moves America Forward to promote the trucking industry image and to educate the general public about the importance of the trucking industry.

Read the entire Pilot Flying J press release here.