Careers: CDL Drivers
This job is right for you if….
You have a sense of adventure, thrive on self-dependence, have excellent time management skills, and working mechanical knowledge.
There are approximately 16 million trucks in the United States, with an estimated 3.5 million truckers behind the wheels. If you stacked the vehicles on top of one another, they could reach the moon.
- keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
- reading work-related information
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
What They Do:
Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,001 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload the truck. Requires commercial drivers’ license. Also includes tow truck drivers.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Self Control
- Attention to Detail
- Stress Tolerance
Median Hourly Earnings:
Job Types Include:
- Truck Driver
Maine Based Resources To Get Training: Adhesive Bonding Machine Operator
Currently, there are several vocational trade schools that have specialized classes in industrial manufacturing.
- Beal University – Bangor, ME
- Northeast Technical Institute – Bangor, ME
- Northern Penobscot Tech Region – Lincoln, ME
- Southern Aroostook Vocational – Staceyville, ME 04777
Maine Community College System
Community Colleges offer programs that may be of interest to a prospective machinist operator or associated worker (i.e., anyone with interest in manufacturing) Programs vary from welding to equipment operation, and more.
- Northern Maine Community College – Presque Isle, Maine
- Central Maine Community College – Auburn, Maine
- Eastern Maine Community College – Bangor, Maine
- Southern Maine Community College – South Portland, Maine
- Washington County Community College – Calais, Maine
- York County Community College – Wells, Maine
University of Maine- Mechanical Engineering
Maine Maritime Academy – Mechanical Engineering
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