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December 3, 2016

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 to be delivered. That product is going to be manufactured and shipped. Back at the office, a factor owner may 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 helps this process. Each admin, loader, mechanic, dispatcher, safety person and trucker.  Maybe the next time 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. Truckers can be involved in many parts of the manufacturing process. They can move raw materials used to make items to a manufacturer. Later they may transport those goods 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. 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 can help prepare you with the skills to pass a CDL exam. There are different program schedule options, including morning, afternoon, evening and weekend. This allows our students to choose class times that are right for them. CDL training 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.

Truck Driving for Veterans

United States Veterans are eligible to apply for education benefits with NETTTS tractor trailer school through their GI Bill® Education benefits. If you are a Veteran looking to put your talents to work, truck driver training could be a an option as you look to transition back into civilian life.

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.