There is a world of opportunity available to those who obtain a Class A CDL. While some decide to go the traditional route doing what some call long haul trucking, many others now choose other options. No matter what path you choose, the Class A driving programs at Fortis can help prepare you to work behind the wheel.
With a Class A CDL license and the job placement services provided by Fortis Career Services, graduates can pursue work in the following fields:
Commercial Truck Driver
A commercial driver (also known as “over-the-road drivers”) can take jobs that range from a few hundred miles to five weeks of driving. For those who decide to pursue commercial truck driving the road is not just a job, it is a lifestyle.
Everyone has interacted with a bus driver. They have the responsibility of transporting passengers to city centers, university campuses and theme parks safely. Drivers can work with charter companies to drive long distances or work with tour companies to drive tourists to various sightseeing destinations. Driving a commerical bus requires a Class B CDL license so someone with a Class A CDL can usually drive any Class B vehicle, with a few exceptions.
Companies such as Amazon, WalMart, Target, FedEx, UPS and USPS depend on delivery trucks to get their products across the nation. These workers must carefully transport food, furniture, equipment, and cargo safely.
Construction Equipment Operator
Few industries offer a more diverse selection of big vehicles than construction. Sites are home to skid steers, dump trucks, knuckle boom loaders, track hoes, flatbeds, cranes, and steamrollers. Navigating construction sites in heavy duty machinery requires an experienced driver who has a Class A CDL license.
Fortis offers Class A CDL programs to prepare to become a commercial truck driver at campuses in Forty Fort, PA and Cookeville, Tennessee. If you are interested in a career in commercial driving, check out our Fortis programs or call 1-800-436-7847 for more information.