How does the trucking business work?
Why do we need the trucking industry? And how does it work?
There is a need for goods and products to be moved from their place of production to points all over the country and into each state, city and suburb. For example, anytime someone places an order online, a product is needed. That product needs to be made and shipped. Back at the office, a factor owner will call a trucking company to tell them what has to be picked up, where it is going and when it has to be delivered by. They generate paperwork to tell the driver where to go. Every person at a trucking business is necessary; Each admin, loader, mechanic, dispatcher, safety person and trucker. Maybe now, when you order an item, you will look at the process a different way!
The Importance of the Trucking industry
Trucking is a service industry. A trucking business can be a small operation – just one truck, one driver, moving one product. Or it can be thousands of trucks with my different drivers all over the country. It’s also possible that a trucker’s job is to move the raw materials used to make those items to the manufacturer beforehand, and afterwards to a store where you can buy it. Let’s take a wooden table as an example. It is possible that timber from a forest is hauled by truck to a saw mill. Weeks later, the milled wood is moved by truck to a furniture maker, and then months later the finished table is once again moved to the retail store where it is sold. From this example you can see how important the trucking industry is to each and every one of us!
How to Become a Truck Driver
At NETTTS, we have Class A and Class B CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) training programs. NETTTS hands-on CDL training school will help prepare you to become a CDL Truck Driver. There are different program schedule options, including morning, afternoon and weekend. This allows our students to choose the timing that is right for them. Classes include classroom training to learn the basics, then hands-on training in the field and on the road with one of our CDL driving instructors. NETTTS training will give you a hands-on experience as you learn to drive trucks and tractor trailers.
Truck Driving Opportunities for Veterans
United States Veterans are all eligible to apply for benefits and training with NETTTS tractor trailer school through the GI Bill® Education benefits. So if you are a Veteran looking for somewhere new to put your talents to work, training to become a truck driver could be a great fit for you as you transition back into civilian life.
Truck Driving Certifications from NETTTS
NETTTS offers Class A CDL training, Class B CDL training and HVACR training programs. Both CDL Licenses and HVACR certifications can take training to pass the exams, and we will help prepare you for these tests! If you think you have what it takes to work towards your CDL, apply with us at NETTTS! Call NETTTS at (800) 542-0009 or find out more online today.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Mike Demars is a 28-year trucking veteran, as well as a graduate of New England Tractor Trailer Training School with well over a million miles logged on the road. Prior to being the Regional Director of Safety & Training for our Connecticut locations, Mike spent over a decade on the road as an owner/operator of a long haul transportation company and previously managed drivers as a Driver Manager and Safety Director. He has achieved the level of Master Instructor and holds his certificate in Collision Avoidance, and is often sought as an industry expert to discuss practices within the field and to testify in transportation and trucking matters.