CDL Career Facts

International CDL can help you launch a professional, high-paying career as a truck driver. 97% of our drivers pass the road test on the first try. 97% of our graduates are also immediately employed. Our training helps you succeed!

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Student Success!

What a great experience couldn’t do it without the training I received. I recommend this school to anyone looking to acquire a cdl license.

– Scott Morrissette

About James Keller Driving School

Getting your CDL A or B can be a gateway to a great career. Consider these facts:

  • Truck drivers start around $40,000 per year, and can make up to $100,000 annually.
  • The average New England truck driver makes almost $55,000 per year.
  • Between 2018 and 2026, a driver shortage of up to 175,000 is expected, on top of growth in demand.
  • Basing your career on a CDL does not require a four-year degree.
  • Driving trucks long distance ensure you see a lot of the country.
  • Our driving school gets our students jobs–over 97% of our students have a job immediately on graduation.
  • Our driving school is successful–over 97% of our students pass the road skill tests on the first try.

CDL A License Facts

The CDL A license give you maximum freedom in your driving career. As long as you have the right endorsements, you’ll be able to drive virtually any vehicle with a CDL A. The only way to drive the big rigs, including double/triple trailer combinations, is to get a CDL A license.

The CDL A license is for all combination vehicles of over 26,001 gross weight when the trailer is more than 10,000 pounds. Like all CDL licenses, you can get a variety of endorsements. The available endorsements include those for Hazardous Materials, Tank Vehicles, HazMat/Tank vehicles, Double/Triple Trailers, Buses, and School Buses.

The CDL license also allows holders to drive flatbed trucks and livestock carriers. The CDL A also opens up other potential careers down the road, including transportation supervisor, truck driver trainer, terminal manager, bus driver, dispatcher, and chauffeur.

CDL B License Facts

The CDL B license allows the holder to drive a single vehicle over 26,000 pounds, or a vehicle towing a trailer which does not exceed 10,000 pounds.

You’ll be able to operate straight and box trucks–like local delivery trucks. Large buses also are included under the CDL B, including school buses (with the right endorsement), as well as city and tourist buses (again, with the passenger endorsement).

Dump trucks with small trailers and other construction equipment are also permitted under the CDL B license. The CDL B Licensing course is generally shorter and less expensive than the CDL A course, and you will probably be able to hold on to your job while taking the CDL B one.

It’s completely possible to land great jobs with a CDL B license. The CDL B job more is a bit more competitive, but a number of well-paying jobs can be found. CDL B license holders can work as bus drivers, as well as local delivery truck drivers. Many jobs will combine manual labor, such as soda and snack delivery jobs–you can get fit while driving.

One great advantage of CDL B jobs is that you’ll be able to spend the night in your own bed almost every single night.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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