Because of the importance of the trucking industry in Arkansas, now may be the perfect time to become a truck driver and start a new career. If you live in Burdette, you can attend Cotton Bowl Tech. This school has a short, intensive truck driver training program that prepares you for the Class A exams in approximately four weeks.
This driving program is comprised of two parts: a classroom portion that you do with the rest of your class and a driving experience portion that you do individually with your instructor. Because of the small class sizes in Burdette, you may get to know your instructors very well.
Burdette has a very low cost of living that makes it a popular city to live in. Local highways in this area include Highway 148 and I-55. Local trucking companies include Reichmann Transport, TCB Express, Ramon Rine, and Ellis Transports.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those who drive heavy trucks in this area claim a median salary of $42,720 per year. They indicate that light truck drivers have an average salary of $36,600 (BLS, 2013).