Truck Driver Training Instructors
If you enjoy trucking and have a good amount of knowledge and a flair for instructing others, you can look into the possibility of becoming a driving instructor.
Depending on the complexities of the loads being handled, the driving instructor can have his students ready for driving in as little as a day but the general time period is more like a few weeks, with driving time factored in. Trucking companies don't want to put anyone behind the wheel of a truck that has the least bit of uncertainty about what they're doing. That's why a driving instructor is so important to the safety of the drivers and everyone else on the road. If the instructor doesn't feel that a student is ready to take on the huge responsibility of handling a truck, that student is held back for further training lessons. The stakes are simply too high to allow anyone who's not ready to handle a big truck on the highway, behind the wheel. Depending on your level of experience and the special courses and knowledge you have to offer driver trainees, the monthly salary for a driving instructor can range from $3,100 to $3,800 in addition to company or institutional bonuses and benefits packages.