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If you’re a landscaper, construction worker, or someone who does outdoor work of any kind, you know this time of year probably means loss of hours, which can become stressful for your wallet and your family. Instead of turning to odd jobs and waiting for the cold weather to be over with, turn this down time into something great.

Take the first step into a promising career in the trucking industry by earning your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). The trucking industry has seen a serious shortage of drivers over the past few years, so as long as you have a current driver’s license, your CDL, a clean driving record, and a high level of dedication, you have what it takes to be a truck driver. This is a career option you can take where experience isn’t extremely difficult to come by.

In addition to trucking being a promising full-time career or a seasonal job opportunity, the average starting salary, which is around $38,000, is much higher than the starting salary of most jobs in other industries where a post-secondary degree and years of experience are required. You can even complete this CDL course in as little as one month, so you can be on the road in no time. Although most companies do not offer their seasonal employees benefits, this is still an attractive career choice. Several carriers calculate pay by mileage, so you have the option to take on more miles and extra projects to earn even more money.

Once you complete the course for your CDL, you will test to get your CDL, and seek a job with a trucking company. Some companies will even pre-hire you so you are guaranteed a job after you pass your CDL test. Also, if you’re still in school, trucking companies may look to recruit you under an agreement to promise full-time permanent employment upon your completion of training. So, what are you waiting for? Men and women looking for a seasonal job or a life-changing career, look no further than a career in the trucking industry.

Did you know that North Dixie Truck and Trailer is a Women Owned and Operated business? We’re certified by the National Women’s Business Enterprise and as a Women Owned Small Business by the WBENC. These certifications are two of which we’re very proud to hold. Since our facilities became women owned and operated in 2006, our parts division and maintenance facility have expanded in a major way to better serve our customers.

Contact us anytime by phone at 419-222-8785 (parts division) or 419-221-3750 (maintenance) or stop by and see us at 2050 N. Dixie Highway in Lima.