There’s a big demand for qualified truck drivers across the US - over 300,000 openings. Those interested in driving can expect to make up to $57,000 a year based on their skill and seniority with a company. Be an independent owner-operator or work for a shipping company - there are many options available. It is a good idea to enroll at any one of the 28 truck driving schools in Arkansas to get trained for the job.
First off, drivers have to get a commercial driver’s license (CDL) before they can work as truckers in Arkansas. The DMV requires interested parties to get a commercial instruction permit which is valid for 6 months. There are 3 classes of licenses - A, B and C. Drivers have to be at least 18 years old to qualify. Qualification times for getting CDL licenses vary on an individual basis - whether one is an experienced driver, if they have any problems on their driving record, etc.
Truck driving schools in the state of Arkansas offer intensive 5 week courses in which students are taught everything about driving, the written exam, truck care and maintenance. The course includes instructions on Freight handling, Loading cargo and securing, Defensive driving procedures and also safety. The course costs around $2500. Loans and scholarships are available to those interested.
Under new federal regulations, those transporting hazardous materials on the job have to undergo a background check and also get fingerprinted. This is to protect regular citizens from potential terrorist threats. If you get disqualified, there is an appeals process. Some of the reasons for disqualification could be crimes related to murder, arson, robbery, kidnapping and others.
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Cotton Bowl Tech Truck Driver Trg
PO Box 36
Cossatot Tech College Truck Driver Training
PO Box 960
South Arkansas Cc Truck Driver Training
3696 E Main St
Timberland Tech Truck Driver Training
PO Box 575
Crowley's Ridge Truck Driver Training
PO Box 925
PO Box 3649 / 5210 Grand Avenue
North Arkansas Tech
Pioneer Ridge North Campus
2500 South Main
University Truck Center
4601 S University Ave
Delta Tech Institute
PO Box 280
Ozarka Tech Truck Driver Training
218 South Drive
Arkansas State University
7648 Victory Blvd / PO Box 1120
MTA Arkansas State University
7648 Victory Blvd.
Nw Technical Institute Truck Driver Trg
PO Box A
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