Careers: CDL Drivers

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.

Fast Facts:

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. 

Basic Skills:

  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • reading work-related information

Problem Solving;

  • 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:

  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Cooporation

Median Hourly Earnings:


Job Types Include:

  • Carrier 
  • Transporter
  • Truck Driver
  • Conveyor

Maine Based Resources To Get Training: Adhesive Bonding Machine Operator

Entry-Level Education 


Currently, there are several vocational trade schools that have specialized classes in industrial manufacturing. 

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. 

University of Maine- Mechanical Engineering

Maine Maritime Academy – Mechanical Engineering

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