Getting a CDL
To be eligible to legally drive a tractor-trailer, you must hold a Class A CDL license. Anyone who meets the FMCSA requirements for a commercial driver’s license can get a CDL by simply passing the CDL permit and CDL skills test, but it takes more than that to prove to potential employers (the trucking companies) that you are a safe, well prepared driver. To become a professional, skilled truck driver, you should attend a state-approved truck driving school. A CDL training class from an approved school will teach you the knowledge and skills you need to know to become a safe, well-rounded truck driver.
CDL Training - Behind the Wheel and Classroom Instruction
During CDL training, you should be taught proper logging routines, trip planning & map reading, HazMat regulations, accident prevention, and safety & mechanical issues. Sure, your uncle Mac can teach you how to shift the gears and turn the truck, but chances are he won’t teach you what the trucking companies want you to know…all the skills and techniques you need to know to be a safe and professional truck driver.
To be an all-around safety conscious, professional truck driver, you will need to attend a formal CDL training program at a respected truck driving school. The Driver Solutions program addresses both how to get a CDL license and how to get your career in trucking started. Let our company-paid training program put you on the road to success with a CDL and a great truck driving job.