Why you should consider a career in trucking.

At Tennessee Truck Driving School, we speak to so many people that have never considered a career in truck driving. A brief glimpse of today's job market and the economy gives you a pretty good idea of why trucking might be for you. Almost every product sold in the United States spends at least some time on a truck. While Planes, trains and ships are also used to transport goods, no other means of transportation has the same flexibility as a truck.

As a result, trucks are used to transport everything from canned food, medical supplies to automobiles. The trucking industry employs almost 3.5 million people in this country and is the second largest employment group in the country. There are always great paying jobs with great benefits for responsible drivers that maintain a clean work history and driving record.

These are just some of the companies that hire Tennessee Truck Driving School students. 

Covenant Transport: Covenant is an excellent starting place for a long and prosperous driving career. Covenant places a high priority on safety, so they provide well maintained, late model equipment, top-notch facilities, and superior training so you can thrive and operate safely. Covenant offers one of the best pay packages with  weekly gurantees.

Total Transportation: Total is a dry van carrier based out of Jackson, MS. Total focuses on quality drivers that know how to represent their company well. They offer one of the best pay options in the industry and give their drivers fantastic equipment and support. 

Colonial Freight SystemsMajor companies have relied on Colonial to meet their transportation needs for 72 years. They remain customers because of Colonial's quality, efficient, dependable service.Their mission is to maintain a working partnership between our owner-operators and our employees that provides safe, courteous, quality service to our customers and their associates.


Remember, truck driving is not just for men!

We speak to people all day long that are considering starting a new career in the trucking industry. Many of those people are women and most have questions about what opportunities are available to them in trucking, what the work environment is like for women in trucking and they have concerns as to whether or not they can even do it. Many women feel that trucking is a man's domain but they couldn't be further from the truth.

The fact is that current statistics show that there are an estimated 180,000 women driving commercial vehicles today and the number is growing constantly. Women make up half the American workforce and will play an ever larger role in filling the requirements by trucking companies for commercial drivers.

Many companies these days are making a dedicated effort to restructure their work environment to be friendlier to women and accommodate their needs. Couple that with the fact that the entire trucking industry as a whole, including other truckers, has made huge leaps in making women more comfortable in the truck driving workplace and that means there has never been a better time than right now for woman to seek careers in commercial driving.

 

Need help, have questions?      

Don't hesitate to call if you have any questions regarding our training, financing and finacial aid options.

865-330-0035

If you would prefer, you can email us;

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Or you can apply online and one of our career specialists will contact you right away.

Don't tell Angela Tayvor that truck driving is only for men.

Angela might be petite but she can drive a truck like no ones business. Angela has many years over the road experience but after a lapse in service time, she knew she needed to go through retraining to get hired on with some of the better carriers. We are glad she picked Tennessee Truck Driving School. Angela says she's missed her time on the road and is glad to  get back behind the wheel. 

We had the chance to ask Angela some questions about her time on the road.

What do you like most about trucking? 

"The open road, traveling, no two days are ever the same."

Why did you want to come back to trucking after so many years?

"The job stability and its what Im really good at."

Whats the most unusual thing you have seen out on the road?

"Driving through Kansas with tornados touching down on both siades of me....it was quite a sight."

What about the funnest times on the road?

"When you get to meet famous people at the truck stops. All the celebrities and their tour buses pull up. Ive met George Straight, Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson to name a few."

Would you suggest truck driving to other women?

"Absolutely. You have to have self confidence and a little bit of thick skin but I don't want to do anything else."

Thank you Angela for trusting us with your education. Stop by and see us sometime!!