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What Is a Regional CDL Driver and How to Become One

What Does a Regional CDL Driver Do?

As a regional CDL driver, you haul freight throughout a specific region. Since you drive a route that is limited to surrounding states, you may spend more time at home and less time on the road than a long-haul driver. In this job, your responsibilities require you to transport goods, equipment, or other materials to customers in your area. You ensure safe and efficient delivery by paying attention to weather conditions and operating your truck responsibly. Your other duties as a regional CDL driver include maintaining a record of deliveries and submitting expense reports.

How to Become a Regional CDL Driver

The route of a regional CDL driver often requires you to transport or haul freight over state lines, and you need to be 21 years or older to obtain an interstate CDL license. You can take a CDL training course from a certified driving school, where you will learn the skills you need to drive a semi truck as well as state and federal regulations. Opportunities are commonly available with transport and logistics companies, manufacturers, and other types of corporations. Additional qualifications may include a background check, drug screening, and physical exam.