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General trucking companies need licensed truck drivers to offer their clients all of the cargo hauling and transportation services that they need. The specific types of licenses that a driver needs can differ from industry to industry. All of those who operate motor vehicles designed to haul heavy loads of freight and retail cargo, however, need specialized licenses of some sort.

Trucks drivers who work for shipping and transportation companies usually require commercial drivers' licenses. The CDL certifies that they know how to operate heavy machinery on a variety of surfaces. It also shows that they know how to use other equipment associated with hauling, lifting, and loading cargo.

Those who work for general trucking companies that haul hazardous materials need additional licensing to ensure that they know how to travel long distances without breaking any safety rules. A company can be held liable for any environmental damage caused by improper shipments, so all organizations should make sure that employees are well trained before accepting jobs dealing with hazardous materials.

Many companies provide training for their drivers. This ensures that the truck line is protected from improper training or licensing. Chances are that the company will only check in with the employee from time to time while he or she is on the road, so it is important for the truck line to make sure that the driver knows how to operate the specific type of motor vehicles used during the job.

Some companies require employees to receive freight hauling and cargo transportation training elsewhere. They can either acquire these skills working for warehouses or by completing independent training programs.

American Trucking Associations
For any general trucking needs, our association provides helpful listings and information for businesses and individuals. Make sure your company can be trusted to deliver the goods on time!
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