You’ve just made an important life changing decision. You have decided to become a professional truck driver.
SO WHAT’S NEXT?
- The 3 main types of CDL truck driving schools.
- What you need to know about each type of driving school to help you decide which suits you best.
- Answers to questions you may have about truck driving training.
3 CDL TRUCK DRIVING SCHOOLS TRAINING OPTIONS
Sometimes called free CDL training, this option is offered by trucking companies, which have their own training schools.
QUICK FACT : COST — Low to no start up costs.
- How to Get the Most From Your Paid CDL Training
- Tips For Choosing a Paid CDL Training School
- Reputable Company Sponsored Schools to Check Out
- Know What to Expect at a Company Sponsored CDL Training School
2. PRIVATE CDL TRAINING SCHOOLS
These schools specialize in commercial driver training. They are not affiliated with any state, province, college or trucking company.
QUICK FACT: COST — Tuition costs range from a few thousand $$ to nearly $10,000
- Tips For Choosing a Private Truck Driving Training School
- Reputable Private CDL Training Schools to Check Out
3. COMMUNITY COLLEGE CDL TRAINING PROGRAMS
These driver training CDL programs are offered at community colleges. Not all of these courses are accredited programs.
QUICK FACT: COST — Varies
- Reputable Community College Programs to Check Out
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CDL TRAINING
- How Much Does CDL Training Cost?
- 3 Practical Ways to Pay For Truck Driving School — Learn 3 realistic ways to pay for your truck driver training and the payment methods we suggest you avoid.
- Financial Aid Options For Truck Driving School — There are various forms of financial aid to assist in paying for a training program, should you qualify.
- Common Questions & Answers About CDL Training
- Professional Driver Skills & Things All Truck Drivers Should Know — Step by step instruction for brush up on driving skills every CDL driver must master.
- What You Need to Know About Driving Team — Driving with a team partner will be part of your training and may be a career choice for you. Know what you’re getting into.
- What to Realistically Expect From Your First Year as a New Truck Driver
- How to Successfully Handle the Driver Recruiter
- The Importance of a Quality Driver Training Program
- The Ultimate Trucking Career Guide — This section will answer many of the questions you may have about a career in trucking.
- What a Career as a Truck Driver is Really Like — New and experienced professional drivers talk about their truck driving careers.