$70,110 earning potential
Commercial truck drivers operate tractor-trailer trucks to transport products all across the country. They haul long distances, often across state lines, to deliver their products.
You're a safe driver
Working behind a desk sounds boring
You love the open roads or are adventurous
You're alert and aware of your surroundings
Hometown: Forrest City
Where I trained: East Arkansas Community College
What I Earned: Certificates of proficiency in commercial driver training, refrigeration, heat exchange, technical certificate in major appliance service
Median Annual Wages
Median Hourly Wage
Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Arkansas Trucking Association and CareerOneStop.org
Average annual job openings in Arkansas
Number of jobs in Arkansas
Expected growth by 2028 in Arkansas
What I love about driving is having the best views right from my 'office' windows. I am able to see and experience so many things that would not be possible had I not made the decision to get my commercial driver’s license."
The skills I think are important for a professional driver are patience, the ability to make good decisions under pressure, time management, multitasking, excellent customer service, and the willingness to learn! With what we call 'The Maverick Way,' it means promoting our emphasis on safety and doing the right thing - with integrity, respect and commitment."
I like that it is a pretty easy job and you have a lot of freedom, plus the pay is good. I feel the perks of me taking this route is that it didn't take me long at all to get here and there's high demand for truck drivers right now."