James TenNapel - CDL Case Study

July 17, 2023 Accelerate Montana Team

"I just graduated from MSU-Great Falls in this last class and I got hired immediately and thought it was tailor made for me.  I do think it's also a program that's great for different walks of life."

Whether you're fresh out of high school or looking for a career change later in life, obtaining a CDL can provide you with endless possibilities. The demand for skilled truck drivers is ever-growing, and companies are actively seeking qualified individuals to join their teams.


Exploring Options with a CDL   

"They weren't trying to cookie cutter me into a certain job that maybe I didn't feel comfortable with.  They were basically saying 'Want do you want to do? Do you want to go to more regional states? Do you want to go over the road?'"  

The CDL presents job opportunities that are both rewarding and in high demand. One of the greatest advantages of having a CDL is the abundance of job opportunities available. From local delivery routes to long-haul trucking, there is always a demand for skilled and licensed drivers. This means that regardless of your age or experience level, you can find employment in this exciting industry.  Each day brings new experiences and adventures. The freedom and independence that come with being behind the wheel are unparalleled, allowing you to explore different regions while earning an income.


Optimized Training

With advancements in technology and logistics systems, the possibilities within the trucking industry are expanding. Companies throughout Montana and the US are constantly seeking innovative ways to optimize routes and enhance delivery processes. With a CDL, you become an integral part of this evolving landscape with training that encompasses all aspects of the industry. 

Additionally, obtaining a CDL can pave the way for further career advancement. As you gain experience and expertise, opportunities may arise for roles such as fleet management or even starting your own trucking business.


Finding Fulfillment In His New Career

"I really feel like I have more opportunities ahead of me down the road than maybe I've ever had.  Everything they said was possible or could happen, happened." 

The fulfillment that comes with a career in truck driving is unparalleled, offering not only financial stability but also the opportunity for personal growth and exploration. So if you're ready to hit the open road and explore what lies ahead, consider pursuing your Commercial Driver License and embark on an adventure like no other.

So why wait?  Take the first step to jumpstart your new career!


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