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Trucking Industry

Automatic Trucks Benefits

The trucking industry has been changing and adapting to new technologies, leading to new automatic transmission trucks. As the trucking industry continues to grow and embrace a new trend here you have five reasons why you should drive an automatic commercial truck.

1. Fuel Economy

Trucks used have a strong reputation for being vehicles of large fuel consumption. Nowadays, with automatic transmissions trucks we can see true fuel economy. As a result, automatic transmissions are more fuel efficient than manual trucks.

2. Performance

Werner Hiring Event - October 12th

Join us for a day full of information where they will discuss the following as well as answer your questions:

  • How to get hired before you graduate
  • What happens during orientation
  • What driving opportunities are available within Werner Enterprises
  • How does their tuition reimbursement work
  • Werner’s Pet & Rider policy
  • Pay, benefits and bonuses
  • Information on their logs, technology and equipment
  • Veteran’s programs

10 Best Reasons to get your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

They say this country couldn’t run without truck drivers. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) says the trucking industry provides one out of every 16 American jobs for a whopping 7.3 million jobs, and the industry is still growing. There are more truck driving jobs than there are truck drivers.

Trucking will always be in demand and truck drivers have a job security that many other professions don’t have. Once you have your CDL, you’re set for life in this career.

CDL Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect as a professional truck driver?

Your career as a professional truck driver is full of great opportunities and great benefits. Professional truck drivers are in high demand. As a result, major trucking companies are hiring nationwide. To attract new drivers, they provide with great pay plans, medical benefits and tuition reimbursement among other benefits.

What are the requirements for me to get my CDL?

Get Your CDL Career Started

Have you heard “if you bought it, a truck driver brought it”?  Truck drivers play a major role in the economy and our everyday lives.  We have a constant need for supplies.   As a result, there is a high demand for professional truck drivers to deliver our supplies.  Once you have your CDL license, your employment opportunities are endless.  Follow these simple steps to a CDL career full of opportunities.

Step 1: Visit one of our campuses

Start Your Career with Werner Entreprises

Start your Career with Werner Enterprises!  Offering dedicated, regional, local, 48 state van, temperature controlled, flat bed, owner operators, team drivers and driver trainers.  Take advantage of one of the many benefits they have with a $7,500 tuition reimbursement.

Smith & Solomon students see your placement specialist for an application today!

Why is Never Too Late to Switch Career Paths

There is no excuse for settling into a dead-end job that you don’t enjoy.  If you’re thinking about switching jobs, know that you can make it happen, no matter your age or education level.  You can pursue an exciting new career with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and change your life in as little as three weeks.


Quick CDL Training

New Year, New Career, New You!

New Year, New Career, New You!

Your future awaits you....

Whether you’ve been unemployed or you’re in the middle of considering a career change, the New Year is a chance for a fresh start- and there’s no time like now to enroll for your CDL. Now’s the time to take a hard look at all of the opportunities being a CDL holder has to offer!

One thing that sets the trucking industry apart from other industries is the quick turnaround time from enrolling to graduating. 

Great Turnout at our 1st FREE Hiring Event with U.S. Xpress Enterprises!

Our 1st FREE Hiring Event with U.S. Xpress turned out to be a great experience for prospective students, our current students and our grads from different Smith & Solomon campuses.  Everyone who attended was provided with information on the positions U.S.

How Does Contract CDL Training Differ from Attending a CDL School on Your Own?

Today there are different routes you can take to obtain CDL training and a license.  These options have grown due to the increase in demand for drivers and the amount of positions that need to be filled.  These numbers are in the 10’s of thousands.

Major trucking companies are now offering paid training to those interested in the career, but with a catch- there usually involves a contract between both the company and new driver to become employed with them for anywhere from one to three years.


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"Great school, I graduated over 20 years ago and have been driving trucks ever since. Last year I made over $80,000 and I am home every night and weekends."

David Langrehr