Did you know that nearly everything we use and depend on every day was at some point delivered by a truck driver? When you're on the highway and passing truck after truck, keep in mind that you may have these luxuries thanks to a team of truck drivers.
The warm, comfortable bed you sleep on? It came on a truck.
That big screen TV in your living room? You guessed it! It came on a truck.
The cars and pickups you drive were probably delivered on a truck.
The clothes you wear (or that your wife wears)? They came on a truck.
The delicious food in your refrigerator (and probably your fridge, too) came on a truck.
You may not realize what a critical role truck drivers and the trucking industry plays in making your day-to-day life run smoothly. These drivers must be able to operate an 80,000 pound vehicle safely (yeah, that's 40 tons!) through all kinds of weather situations and different terrain. And in addition, they have to stay on a schedule and meet the Department of Transportation's regulations.
It's a tough job, but it's rewarding. Are you looking for a career with average national earnings of over $47,000 per year and that's in high demand in our region? Look no further. Check out Texarkana College's Professional Driving Academy, which will put you on the path to a career in truck driving in only 5 weeks.