Trucks are the lifeblood of trade within countries and continents. Once container vans have left the ships that ferry them across oceans for trade, it is up to the truck drivers to carry the precious cargo to their respective destinations. Since a lot of money is at stake, people who want to enter the work force as a driver for these trucking firms are required to have a special type of license. Commercial driving licenses are issued for people who drive for a living.
Generally, it is required that applicants for the commercial driving license are of legal age (at least 21 years old) and have a comprehensive physical exam that includes laboratory tests, such as drug tests. Aspirants also have to have a valid license issued by the same state or country that he or she wishes to apply in.
The license is mandated by law because these trucks are big vehicles than can cause a lot of damage if not handled by a capable professional. The steps to making the grade for the commercial driving license is quite straightforward and is quite similar to how a non-professional would get a license.
Since commercial driving is usually a special skill, you can expect to be in demand, especially if the shipping business is booming. Be sure to drive safely and always be courteous on the road.