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What Is an Entry Level CDL Driver and How to Become One

What Does an Entry-Level CDL Driver Do?

CDL stands for commercial driver’s license. As an entry-level CDL driver, you operate a truck or vehicle to transport goods. Your duties are to load your truck, follow a designated route, and unload within a designated time. Depending on the type and size of truck you drive, you may need a class a, class b, or class c license. Your responsibilities may also include collecting money, verifying delivery, and checking your vehicle before and after each drive for a safety inspection. Long-haul jobs may require you to be away from home for weeks at a time and work weekends and holidays.

How to Become an Entry-Level CDL Driver

To become an entry-level CDL driver, you can receive training from a truck driving school or study on your own to take the commercial driver's license test. Truck driving school is an excellent way to learn the responsibilities of entry-level CDL jobs, as well as build stamina and develop necessary skills. Various truck companies offer student opportunities to prepare you to take the CDL test. As an entry-level CDL driver, you must have a clean driving background. Additional qualifications include the ability to focus and maintain safe driving for long periods.