Anyone can train to gain a commercial drivers license, however, that doesn’t mean you’ll become a truck driver. If you do, there’s a good chance you won’t be driving the types of trucks you want to drive. There is more to training than just delivering a curriculum. It’s important for a training organization to know its students, and most importantly, to know their needs.
If you want to drive dump trucks, then it’s rather pointless teaching you to drive tractor-trailers, and vice-versa. Sure, having some knowledge of other trucks is important, however, if you want to drive a dump truck, then that should be the focus of your training.
It’s not just the type of truck you want to drive that’s important either. Your training school needs to be aware of barriers that could affect your attendance at training, and perhaps even in the workplace. Financial and travel costs are two that are often raised at Diesel Truck Driver Training School. If we know that these are possible problem areas, then we can work with you to resolve them. We can help with assistance to find the right financial package for your training, and we can even help you with local accommodation that alleviates travel problems.
Finally, we have a more important reason when it comes to getting to know you and your needs. Your training includes access to a well-trained career services department. Their role is to work with you to help you find your first job once your training has been completed. We want to know the type of truck you want to drive, where you want to drive, and whether you are looking for ‘home each night’ employment; ‘home each weekend’; or long distance ‘rarely at home’ work.
Once we get to know you and your needs, we can ensure your training meets those needs, and that you have every opportunity to find employment that meets those needs.