Middle-aged parents across the fruited plain are pulling their hair out this time of year because they cannot figure out what to get their young adult children for Christmas. It was easy when they were little kids who could play with any toy on the market. Now though, age has made the holiday gifting season a bit more difficult. Might we suggest CDL training?
Yes, you read that correctly. CDL training makes the perfect gift for a young man or woman looking to establish a long-term career that is both rewarding and capable of paying the bills. In that sense, CDL training is a gift that truly keeps on giving. It is training that sets a young person up for life.
Benefits of CDL Training
Our culture is one that has become highly specialized in terms of career choices and jobs. Professional driving is a good example. In order to drive most commercial vehicles on public roads, drivers must possess a commercial driver’s license (CDL) issued by his or her state of residence.
A CDL opens up the door for all sorts of commercial driving jobs. There are different classes of CDLs, meaning that not every license enables a driver to operate everything from small buses to tractor-trailers. But when a young person undergoes CDL training through a provider like Premier Truck Driving Schools, the license he or she earns is applicable to truck driving jobs.
With those jobs comes competitive pay, benefits, and unparalleled job security. A new trucker who works hard and drives safely is one who will never have to worry about employment. And as competition among carriers increases, we are willing to pay quite well for the best in the business.
How It Works
CDL training is offered by private schools and community colleges alike. A typical CDL course lasts about three weeks and includes both classroom instruction and time on a closed driving course. Training concludes with the road test necessary to get a CDL. What happens after that depends on the new driver’s employment status.
Some carriers welcome newly licensed drivers and follow up their three-week training with additional on-the-job training with driver trainers. We do that here at C.R. England. All our new drivers take to the road with a trainer for a set period of time. They are not allowed to work solo until their trainers are satisfied they can handle it.
Other carriers refuse to hire new drivers. They want only experienced truckers operating their vehicles. Of course, there is the independent contractor option as well. With this option, the new driver purchases or leases a rig in order to work as a self-employed business owner.
Training with C.R. England
The cost of CDL training is a few thousand dollars. But wait, you can still give the gift of CDL training without breaking the bank. When your young person trains through the C.R. England program, you have the option of not paying a dime.
New drivers who train through us are sent to one of the many Premier Truck Driving Schools we operate throughout the country. Provided a new driver meets all our hiring requirements, he or she is guaranteed a job upon graduation. That student pays nothing for tuition as long as he or she agrees to work for us for one year. During your employment, C.R. England will make the monthly tuition obligation payments on your behalf.
CDL training would be a great gift for your young person this Christmas. For more information, please do not hesitate to reach out to C.R. England through our website or over the phone.