Getting a truck license, or more correctly a commercial drivers license, is not that difficult. Pass the state’s driving rules test and then pass the practical components and you have a license. There are other factors such as age and health – and for some people, endorsement – and security checks, but otherwise, the process is straightforward. But then, I could say the same about any profession. What is important is whether or not you have the knowledge and skills to pass those tests.
Gaining a commercial drivers license (or CDL) is not then so much about passing those tests. It is all about how you obtain the knowledge and skills that will enable you to pass those tests. The tests themselves are just proof of your abilities, they verify that your training has been spot on and that you can do the job – in this case, drive a truck safely.
There are many different ways to gain skills and knowledge. For a CDL, you can get a copy of your state CDL manuals and study them from cover to cover. You can memorize the whole manual although this may not give you an understanding of the contents. But you will know them. Likewise, when it comes to the practical tests, you can have a friend or relative teach you how to drive using their vehicle. The problem with this method is that you are learning their bad habits as well.
The most effective way to learn how to drive a truck is by attending a truck driving school that has a lot of experience and knowledge of the industry. You don’t just learn how to drive a truck, you learn how to be a truck driver – and there is a big difference. Diesel Truck Driver Training School has over forty years experience training individuals to become truck drivers. They are well respected throughout the industry for producing top quality truck drivers – drivers who are actually ready for work.