Tennessee

You will find many CDL trucking jobs in Tennessee. Throughout the state, many industries in many employers are out there looking for qualified drivers.

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Benefits of a Trucking Career

A variety of benefits exist within a trucking career. In addition to being able to get started quickly because you will not need a two-year or four-year University degree, you will be able to take advantage of a great salary. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary in Tennessee for truckers is $37,910 a year.

When you look at your salary, it may be possible to increase it based upon the industry you work in. For example, if you have a CDL endorsement to allow you to drive hazardous materials, it will open up more opportunities for you – and these opportunities often pay more because not everyone with a CDL passes the test for a HAZMAT endorsement.

Another benefit of a trucking career is the stability you will experience throughout your lifetime. There are many employers looking for qualified drivers – and a 21 percent growth is taking place over the next 10 years. This is faster growth than many other career fields, as detailed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

When you work as a truck driver, you are often in control of your schedule. You choose who you go to work for. There are employers with local routes as well as long-distance routes. This makes it easy for you to find a schedule that works best for you. You can be home at night or be on the road at night depending on your preferences.

Laws & Regulations in Tennessee

The laws and regulations in Tennessee are designed to protect you as well as those around you. You will need to follow all traffic laws or suffer the consequences. If given a traffic citation, you could experience significant fines as well as license suspension if you become a habitual offender. If your CDL is suspended, it can result in a loss of your job and make it harder to find employment in the future because it marks your permanent driving record.

In the winter, studded tires are permitted. You will be able to use these as well as snow chains when accessing the different roads where snow and ice occurs, particularly in the mountainous regions.

You will not have to worry about anti-idling laws in Tennessee, but there may be some counties where you cannot idle just anywhere. Familiarize yourself with these laws based upon where your routes will be taking you.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) operates under federal guidelines to determine when you can and cannot work. You cannot drive any longer if you have driven 14 hours consecutively. To be able to drive again, you will need to rest for a minimum of 10 hours. Guidelines also determine how many hours you can work in a week – 60 hours if you don’t work daily, 70 hours if you do. All of these hours will have to be submitted to the DOT in monthly reports.

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CDL Requirements in Tennessee

When you wish to obtain your commercial driver’s license, there are several requirements you must meet in Tennessee. Of these, they include:

  • Being at least 18 years of age
  • Showing a driver’s license
  • Passing a written exam
  • Passing a driving exam
  • Passing a vision and health exam

Once you have the CDL, you will be able to take advantage of the many trucking jobs. Take the time to look at what each employer has to offer and ensure you choose a job that has many benefits.

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