Training for a new career can be costly, and often the rewards don’t relate to the costs incurred. When training to become a truck driver, there are three components that need consideration – how long the training is, what sort of income you can earn shortly after training, and what your course fees actually cover. Fortunately, truck driver training is a short course – three weeks for the basics and five weeks for the complete CDL training program.
After five weeks training, and with your commercial drivers license in hand, you are ready for entry level employment. Regular truck drivers earn around $40k per year with more experienced drivers earning up towards $100k per year. You will most likely start at less than $40k, but it won’t take long before you’re earning the industry standard, and if you’re a really good driver, much, much more.
If you need to borrow to finance your training (and we can help with financial assistance), you could be on the road and earning to sufficiently cover that loan very quickly. This helps to bring a little peace of mind to both yourself and your lender when it comes to negotiating the loan.
What are you going to get for your money? That is most important. At Diesel Truck Driving Schools, you will receive all the training, both behind the wheel and in the classroom, required to not just obtain a commercial drivers license, but to make you work-ready as well. Employers don’t just want licensed individuals. They want people who can do the job – and that’s why we have a great reputation in the industry.