|There is no money driving a truck over the road! CDL schools and company sponsored programs hate us because we tell the truth about the trucking industry. The money with a CDL is either working in the oilfield or working for a railroad company. You have to have a CDL to get into a utility service, an oilfield company or railroad. The best paying jobs with a CDL have nothing to do with driving a truck. You just have to have a CDL to get into the postion for insurance purposes just in case you have to move a truck.