Like them or hate them, trucking laws are in place for a reason; and to become a truck driver, you have to know them. There is really no escape – you will be tested on your knowledge of these laws, and if you don’t pass, you won’t receive your truck driving permit. That permit is the key that opens the door to learning to drive a truck. Without your truck driving permit, you’re not permitted to drive on a public road under any circumstances.
Trucking laws are not overly complex, however, there are more of them compared to your basic car driving laws. You may also need to learn trucking laws related to any endorsements (for example, the HazMat endorsement).On the positive side, you can access practice tests. These are real tests that have been used in the past so they are a very good guide to your current knowledge levels. If you pass these practice tests, you’ll know you’re ready for the real thing.
You have two training options at Diesel Truck Driver Training School. You can study trucking laws in your own time and come to us with a truck driving permit in hand ready to undertake driver training; or you can attend our complete CDL traing program. The complete program includes classroom lesson in trucking laws and prepares you for your truck driving theoretical tests. The benefit of a complete truck driver training program is that you only undertake your theory test when we are all (and that includes you) satisfied you are ready – this avoids frustrating failures and the need to repeat your theory tests.
Trucking laws can be frustrating, and you may wonder why they exist – it doesn’t matter, you still need to know them, and you still need to follow them. If you don’t, your truck driving career may be short lived, if it gets off the ground in the first place.