The CDL Training Process - What to Expect
The definition of CDL training is standard – it’s the process of learning how to drive a tractor-trailer. Understanding what to expect from the CDL training and how the process works is the key to getting the most from your training. The Driver Solutions CDL training program teaches inexperienced drivers all aspects of the professional truck driver job. So while attending truck driving school, student drivers experience training that includes:
- CDL permit requirements and testing
- keeping accurate driver logs,
- reading maps and the trucker atlas,
- trip planning,
- driving skills and techniques.
The Driver Solutions program does more than just teach you how to drive a semi. We teach you the skills needed for a well-paying, professional truck driving career. It begins in the classroom where you’ll prepare for the state-administered CDL permit exams, learn how the parts and systems of the truck help you drive, and how to identify safety concerns during a pre-trip inspection of the truck.
You will put the classroom knowledge to practical use on the driving range and finally during on-the-street training. The driving range provides a wide-open area for hands-on instruction with ample room to practice turning and backing skills. Once the driving range skills are mastered, you’ll use those skills to operate the truck on the nearby streets and highways with your professional driving instructor seated next to you.
When you successfully complete the three phases of the CDL training, you’ll be ready for state-required CDL skills test to obtain your Class A CDL license.