Ideally, when a student commences truck driver training they should have a specific type of truck in mind. This helps when determining which endorsements you must have, and which endorsements can be left for a later date. The Department of Transport also expects you to undertake your practical truck driver test in a vehicle similar to the one you intend driving as a truck driver.
I said “ideally,” however, we don’t live in an ideal world, and for many students, truck driving is truck driving so they don’t have a specific type of truck in mind. It’s still a good idea to look at the various trucks and to determine the type of driving you want to do. This helps the Diesel Truck Driver Training School, especially when our career services personnel sit down to help you search for employment opportunities. Being able to narrow the field down as early as possible will help you to find the best job suited to your circumstances.
The biggest problem is choosing – there are just so many different types of trucks to choose from. Fortunately, you can often sort these trucks into groups; for example, dump trucks or tractor-trailer type trucks. A tanker is generally a tractor-trailer type truck.
When considering a career as a truck driver, think about the different types of trucks that you could drive. You will also need to consider your truck driving preferences; for example, local driving or long distance driving. Long distance driving generally involves driving big rigs with one or more trailers whereas local driving often involves smaller trucks. If you have any doubts as to the type of truck you wish to drive, talk to one of our enrollment officers. They can advise you on some of the options available.