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Become a Highly-Marketable Truck Driver in 2019

Becoming a Truck Driver: CDL Training

Truck driving jobs are in demand. To become a truck driver, you will study, train, and test for the Commercial Driver's License (CDL), as found on In the classroom, you will learn about the trucking industry: "logs, federal motor carriers regulations, loading and unloading, and road signs and laws." The hands-on segment will give you the training to gain your behind-the-wheel confidence and skills you will need to safely drive the big rigs with "maneuvering, starting and parking, truck controls, local and highway driving, and truck inspections." 

CDL Endorsements: Additional Training to Increase Driving Knowledge and Skill

Again found on, you learn that additional time and training will give you a competitive edge over CDL-only drivers. Depending on your state's requirements, you will see the additional studies and tests you must take to learn about these additional "endorsement and restrictions," as found on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). 

Truck Driving Jobs in Demand in 2019

As you find on Smart Trucking, taking the time to get those extra endorsements will give you more job opportunities. One opportunity is higher paying driving positions. If you're an owner-operator with these endorsement certifications plus a reputable history, you can be highly marketable. 

As the Smart Trucking article points out, becoming an owner-operator does have "more risk and responsibility." "However, the pay off can be profitable if it's done correctly and operated as a true business." Be sure to read the Smart Trucking article to become an owner-operator in 2019.

Skillfully-Refurbished Trucks Save Upfront Costs

Breaking into the trucking industry takes dedication. If your dream is to become an owner-operator, it also takes a financial investment. Many new owner-operators start their trucking business with used trucks. 

At J. Ruble and Sons Truck Sales, we have been specializing in quality-refurbished trucks since our beginnings over forty years ago. We're always looking for big power to give our customers exceptional options in previously-owned equipment. We're known, nationwide, for our onsite frame shop where we stretch tractors to customize the wheelbase and reinforce with a double frame. We also install lift axles, and we install our used flatbed on dump bodies, and more. 

Let us know what you're looking for, and we'll help you find a dependable truck to get your business off the ground. You're always welcome to visit our operation to see everything we can do for you. We're here to keep American on the move with the best in refurbished day cab tractors, heavy spec cab and chassis, and other vocational trucks. 

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