Monday, September 15, 2014

Choosing Good Truck Driver Training

Thinking of becoming a professional truck-driver, then you don’t have to worry about finding a job because it is one of the fastest growing fields in the world. According to labor stats of 2013, about one and half million trucker jobs were available in U.S. Each driver was paid with around 20 dollars per hour and it is observed that the employment rate of truck drivers will increase up to 11% till the year 2022.

If you have no experience in driving a truck and you have never taken a truck driver training then you are going to need a truck driving school that teaches you to drive a truck. Along with this training you are going to need a commercial driver’s license (CDL). In order to get this license, it is necessary to have proper truck driver training which you can only get from a good truck driving school. There are lots of truck driving schools but you have to choose one of them according to your needs. First thing to do is to see if you want to attend a part time or a full time school and make a list of those which offer you your desired program. After making a list, do some research about those schools. Check their website, the reviews given by previous students, and the time period of their truck driver training course i.e. is it few weeks or few months. Ask them about average students they have per class, try to choose a truck driving school which have less students in a class i.e. their students to instructor ratio. Whether they train one person at a time or do they have more than one student in the truck driver cab. If possible, check if the school has relation with the companies which offer fresh graduates jobs or not. After checking all these things, choose the school which meet all of your desired requirements.


CDL truck driver training is a program which offers you truck driver training from a certified truck driving school. It can be achieved by several numbers of ways. One of them is to get the training from a private trucking school which can cost a few thousand dollars but still there is risk that after graduating, you might not be able to meet the requirements required by a carrier for a truck driver. The driving school will help you get your commercial driver’s license but they might not help you find a job. The other and the easy way is to qualify for the company sponsored CDL truck driver training which saves a ton of money because the company pays all the fee of the students or provide the truck driver training themselves. Not only this, they also hire you when you have completed your truck driver training program. All you have to do is to qualify for the company sponsored truck driver training program. 


  1. Very informative! My dad was an over the road driver, and now my husband is. My dad basically schooled my husband, and I helped him study for the CDL. He has been trucking ever since...15 years this year. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. My husband is considering a career in commercial transport and needs to acquire a commercial drivers license to proceed with his desire. We have looked at a number of training facility's, but we can't decide on the right one. Hopefully we can pick a good one so he can start his desired career by the new year.
    Cynthia |

  3. Hey dear thanks for this post!! One of my friends is thinking of becoming a professional truck-driver. And he is looking for a Port Macquarie Driving School that provides professional truck driving. Have you any advice for my friend?

  4. That’s great to hear. I started my driving lessons in Blacktown a week ago and it was as amazing as your experience. I’m really excited.