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Local Phone: 410-685-4474
2723 Annapolis Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21230


Handy Tips for Beginner Truck Drivers

beginner truck drivers

With some persistence a practice, you’ll get your trucking career started in no time!

Truck drivers are an irreplaceable part of the shipping industry. These hard workers make sure that important and valuable goods and raw materials reach the right retail locations, distribution centers, warehouses, and front doors each and every day. Driving truck appeals to many who seek a steady source of income and sense of freedom and enjoy driving on the open road. There is, however, a lot that beginner truck drivers need to learn. Take a look at these handy tips to help new drivers get acclimated to the demands of the job.

How To Pick The Right Trucking School

It is important for beginner truck drivers to pick an accredited school that is of a high quality and will provide them with the education and tools they need to succeed in the industry. Check in with local trucking companies you hope to work for before choosing a school and make sure that the education and credentials offered by the school will be accepted and respected by those companies. If you are worried about the price, remember that truck driving schools with accreditation by the United States Department of Transportation offer scholarships, loans, and grants which can help beginner truck drivers handle the costs. Also, make sure you know exactly what any school offers before you enroll.

How Beginner Truckers Find Jobs

A good way to ensure you have a job after graduation is to get your education from a large company which has its own school which specifically trains drivers to work for that specific company. If you want to be self-employed as a beginner trucker, consider taking accounting and business classes so you are prepared to handle the challenges of self-employment. Recruiters, placement agencies, and online job boards are also some common ways that beginner truck drivers find their first job.

Get In Touch With Baltimore Freightliner Western Star Today

If you’re in the trucking business or are looking to discover more about commercial truck sales, call on Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star. You can call toll-free at 800-832-7278 or locally at 410-685-4474 or email us your questions and concerns at info@baltimorefreightliner.com. Does your truck need repair, maintenance, or service? Contact our service manager, Jessica Levine, at jessica.levine@baltimorefreightliner.com.

Since 1986, Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star has provided top quality service for the trucking industry. Whether you need to purchase specialized truck parts from our expansive inventory, grow your fleet with our selection of top-tier trucks, or have your company’s trucks serviced or repaired, Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star is the best choice in trucking.

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Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star is an award-winning, authorized dealer for new and used medium-duty and heavy-duty Freightliner and Western Star trucks and Sprinter Vans. We also provide expert service repair for Detroit Diesel, Cummins, Caterpillar, and Mercedes-Benz engines.
2723 Annapolis Rd