With Driver Appreciation Month coming to a close, the team at BTU Podcast looks back at their careers and brings the audience under the learning tree. With nearly 30 years of experience between the guys, Rooster and Justin help prospective drivers find the best training schools without becoming indebted to the mega-carriers.
With new government grants and some legacy programs like Pell Grants and the G.I. Bill, drivers can go to truck driving schools across the country for little or no upfront cost. The real question is finding the ones that train you to the new federal Entry Level Driver Training standards.
Along with finding the proper school, the guys break out the toolbox at FreightWaves Ratings to help find some of the best paying sign-on bonuses and annual salaries. Part of the BackTheTruckUp mission is to bring the tools FreightWaves offers to drivers and owner-operators.
To close the episode, the guys talk about life after trucking. Some drivers love the road and stay out as long as possible. Others like to evolve, becoming owner-operators, fleet owners, move into the office and/or become a broker. There are all kinds of options in the trucking and logistics industry.
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