When it comes to driving vehicles on our open roads, the Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL) is the highest license available to any driver. For that reason, it isn’t just given away – you have to earn the right to hold one. Earning that right requires several factors that must come together – these factors include an ability to drive a truck, knowledge of the road rules, be physically fit enough to drive (including eyesight), and of good character (required for HazMat endorsements).
Truck driver training schools can deliver the skills required to drive a truck and the knowledge of road rules, the rest is up to the person wanting to become a truck driver. If you are physically fit, then the major requirement is passing those tests to receive your CDL, and your chances of passing those tests are enhanced significantly if you receive training through a well recognized truck driver training school.
We are only too aware of the difficulties that some graduates face when trying to pass these tests. At Diesel Truck Driver Training School, we provide a complete CDL training package that delivers training in:
- safety on the road and safe operation of equipment
- pre-trip inspections
- logbooks – how and why they are important
- hazardous materials
- coupling and uncoupling
- backing and other close quarters maneuvers
We also organize your CDL Permit and DOT physical – this means your training can be undertaken on the open road, with you behind the wheel. While truck driver training does require some classroom based training, getting behind the wheel and practicing maneuvers is the only way to develop skills that employers are looking for. At the same time, your instructor can help to iron out any bad habits you may have developed while driving a car – and we all have them.
Truck drivers hold the highest license available; their ‘office’ has unparallelled views of the road and the surrounding country; and they are well payed for their efforts – it’s no wonder that truck drivers lover their work.