Truck Driver Job Placement
We offer truck driver job placement to all of our CDL training students and graduates. 2nd Chanz Truckin Academy has access to trucking job opportunities. And it doesn’t matter what type of truck you would like to drive.
Our students and graduates have access to truck driver job placement with companies across the United States. Ongoing relationships with over-the-road truckload carriers such as Western Express and Heritage Trucking open doors for students.
If you’re interested in local trucking, we have strong ties with local companies as well.
Unsure about which truck driving job you want to have? Take a look at the different types of jobs below.
Types of Trucking Jobs Opportunities
Specialized truck drivers handle sensitive, oversized or unusual loads. Drivers cover long-distance and local routes. They also need extra training to operate their specialized trucks.
Long-distance drivers, also called over-the-road (OTR), or long haul drivers, operate heavy trucks. These truck and trailer combination vehicles haul livestock, products, or materials over long distances.
You'll have a layover until the next day. Or, day trips where you will return home the same day. But you may also travel longer distances and be away from home base for a week or longer.
Independent truck drivers actually run small businesses and own their own truck. And they account for a large segment of the long-haul trucking industry. Generally speaking, they begin as salaried drivers. They buy a truck and become independent contractors. This allows them to haul freight for one or several companies.
These types of truck drivers need more extensive training. Usually, training is provided by their employers. Drivers must understand the special characteristics of the load they haul. Additionally, they must be skilled in handling these loads safely. If there are leaking containers, they should be knowledgeable in emergency precautions.
Unlike long-distance drivers, in local trucking jobs there are no overnight hauls. However, you have more contact with customers and make many stops throughout the day. In general, tasks include customer delivery, route-sales, or pick up and delivery operations. You'll also need selling skills in addition to driving skills for route-sales.