CDL Class A (Manual)

We asked 11116 job seekers about their CDL Class A (Manual). This is what they told us:

  • 53% of job seekers said "make more money" was the biggest reason for earning their CDL Class A (Manual)
  • 90% said earning their CDL Class A (Manual) helped them make more money
  • 89% said earning their CDL Class A (Manual) helped them get a job
  • 95% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their CDL Class A (Manual)

What are people saying about getting a CDL Class A (Manual)?

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 11,066 responses

90% said earning their CDL Class A (Manual) helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 11,067 responses

89% said earning their CDL Class A (Manual) helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 11,071 responses

95% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their CDL Class A (Manual)

Why did you decide to earn your CDL Class A (Manual)?

Based on 11,116 responses

Required for my current job
26%
Make more money
53%
Changing careers
50%
Get an edge over other candidates
14%
Help my career progression
45%
Other
11%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 8,398 responses

Truck Driver View jobs
67%
Driver View jobs
5%
Owner Operator Driver View jobs
2%
Equipment Operator View jobs
2%
Delivery Driver View jobs
2%

What do people wish they knew before earning their CDL Class A (Manual)?

7,434 people answered

“A lot of jobs require prior experience, so getting a job is a tad bit challenging”

July 14, 2019

“It takes a lot of dedication to get and keep this license.”

July 14, 2019

“How many doors it would open for my future.”

July 14, 2019

“Being over the road requires a lot of discipline and separation from family and friends.”

July 14, 2019

“The difference in the levels/types of licenses.”

July 14, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their CDL Class A (Manual)?

8,112 people answered

“If you are interested in over the road trucking I would suggest.”

July 14, 2019

“Get a job that let's you earn it on the job.”

July 14, 2019

“Keep your record clean and stay away from the larger companies.”

July 14, 2019

“Work hard and it will pay off in the end.”

July 14, 2019

“After earning your certification and becoming a truck driver you have to be away from most social activities including family and friends for weeks or months at a time. The job is also very dangerous.”

July 14, 2019
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