There is a vital need for truck drivers in the United States, as 78 percent of all products are transported via truck. In addition, a 2015 study by the American Trucking Association predicts the trucking industry will need 890,000 new drivers in the next decade.
Most truckers, during their first year on the road, earn an average of $35,000 a year. After a few years of experience, they can earn average annual salaries between $45,000-$50,000. Veteran drivers who own their own trucks earn average salaries of $100,000 and beyond.
Commercial bus drivers also benefit from abundant job opportunities as the convenience and affordability of public transportation continue to gain popularity. Locally, Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road shuttle system is a good example as it provides an ideal opportunity for area teachers and school bus drivers who do not work during the summer months to earn extra income while enjoying the wonders of one of our earth’s most enchanting parks.
FVCC offers five courses in commercial driver’s license training.