At this time of the year people’s minds are on one thing – Christmas and family. However, once Christmas has passed, we start to think of the New Year, and many people make a ‘New Year’s resolution’, and this often includes resolving to start a new career. Truck driving is one career that is certainly worth looking at. You’ll learn skills that will last a lifetime, and earn a commercial drivers license that is recognized nationally.
One of the hurdles that many people face when considering a new career is that of time and cost. Who can afford to be away from work for five weeks whilst learning to become truck driver? These days, very few (for those who do have a job). Training is a double whammy – you have to pay for your training; at the same time, you have to give up your income. It doesn’t have to be that way.
If you want to consider a new career as a truck driver, consider part-time training. This enables you to stay at work and earn an income, yet provides you with the skills required to become a truck driver. Part-time training can involve online or weekend classes. Online training will not give you the hands-on driving skills, but it is ideal for learning the rules, regulations and safety aspects of truck driving. You can also become familiar with the various components of a truck. You can then follow up with a hands-on truck driver training program that allows you to develop your actual driving skills.
Weekend training provides both the theoretical and practical components of truck driving. This will take longer than five weeks, but then, you are slowly building to a new career while not losing any income. Once you have completed your truck driver training and obtained your CDL, you can then start to look for truck driving work – still retaining your current employment until a job offer comes along.
New Year’s resolutions are often made and forgotten. Developing a new career doesn’t have to be one of them, especially if you decide on a career as a truck driver. Work towards that goal and you’ll achieve great success without having to put your family under any financial stresses. In the meantime, have a very happy Christmas and a very successful 2012 – Diesel Truck Driver Training School can certainly help you achieve the latter.