Truck, Bus and Commercial Driver

Operating trucks, buses and other commercial vehicles requires special training and licensing. Read on to find out more about the career and training options in commercial driving.

Inside Truck, Bus and Commercial Driver Careers

Commercial driving is a key part of the commerce, industry, travel and public transportation industries. For instance, truck drivers deliver products from place to place, while bus drivers facilitate the transportation of people within a town, school district or from one city to another.

The requirements to become a driver of trucks, buses and other commercial vehicles are different than those to become a driver of regular cars; they including getting a commercial driver's license (CDL). There are strict regulations regarding CDLs imposed both at the state and federal level. Commercial drivers must pass skill and knowledge tests covering safety and regulatory procedures in order to obtain their CDLs. Those who operate special vehicles, such as refrigerated trucks or vehicles that transport hazardous materials, are also required to obtain a specialized endorsement. Bus drivers must also obtain a passenger endorsement for their CDLs.

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