Truck Driver Training
Details matter when it comes to truck driver training. Sure, Uncle Fred can take you out on the back roads in his ’78 Kenworth and show you how to shift some gears, but that’s only part of the education that a truck driver needs. Successful trucking careers begin with quality CDL training from a reputable truck driving school. The trucking schools in the Driver Solutions Network offer a proven method training program for truck drivers. The program includes a mix of classroom, driving range instruction, and on-the-street driving experience. The details matter when it comes to your safety and the safety of those you share the road with.
The CDL training classroom hosts an interactive presentation which introduces the systems and components of the truck, as well as the regulations and methods for logging and trip planning. The driving range puts you behind the wheel to practice low speed driving maneuvers such as turning, backing, and gear shifting. There’s more to driving a big rig than shifting gears and eating in the truck stops. Quality CDL training helps produce safety conscious, professional truck drivers.
Trucking is a career that offers a lifetime of opportunities for well-trained, safety conscious drivers.
What Does Driver Solutions Truck Driver Training Include?
To comply with the standards of The Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986, Driver Solutions offers a comprehensive truck driver training program which consists of both classroom and behind the wheel training. In the classroom, future professional truck drivers learn about the procedures and techniques to safely operated a tractor trailer. Truck drivers must also be aware of the laws that govern operating a commercial motor vehicle and proper log book practices. The third phase of classroom instruction includes practical training on map reading and trip planning.
Behind the wheel time consists of just that – time spent behind the wheel of a late model tractor trailer combination applying the driving techniques discussed in the classroom. Student truck drivers learn and master the turning, backing and shifting skills on a large, private driving range. Once a student driver has gained the experience and confidence of the driving range skills, the student and driving instructor proceed with street training to polish and hone the student’s skills in real world situations.
All of this training is conducted in preparation of the student’s CDL skills test where the future truck driver must demonstrate one's knowledge of the truck's condition through a pre-trip inspection and complete a set of driving skills administered by a certified CDL examiner.