As online commerce continue to grow, the need for truck drivers remains in high demand, in all areas of the industry.
This is what makes trucking a lucrative career for those wanting to switch jobs, especially since it doesn’t require a four-year college degree.
Oftentimes, requirements include a high school diploma or GED and a CDL license. However, the rules vary from state to state, for example, some states also require a physical exam, as well as, a road test.
Though not mandatory in all states, truck driving school is a great way to get yourself ready for the road, while boosting your resume and possible networking opportunities (like making connections that will land you a job right out of school).
Truck driving school is often taught by trucking vets turned teachers, with the purpose of getting potential drivers road-ready and giving students the skills needed to prepare and pass the CDL test.
To start, you should research the truck driving requirements in your state before selecting a trucking school. Each school may differ in size, curriculum, and benefits, while some may even help with job placement after completion.
Through your research, you should be able to better understand what different schools offer. This way you can find one that falls in line with your personal goals and the requirements of your state.
The goal of most trucking schools is to prepare you for the CDL test, taking you step-by-step through the testing process.
Trucking schools also provide knowledge on road safety, driving maneuvers, tips on highway driving, and more.
If required in your state, schools will also cover the road test, giving all the tools needed to successfully pass.
Another added benefit of truck driving school is being around teachers who have had years of experience in the industry. Through classes, you can pick up helpful tips and ask direct questions.
True Carriers Group is a non-asset based group of carriers that has been helping drive America’s supply chain for over 40 years. We offer a full range of logistics services, including Intermodal, Reefer, Van, Flatbed, Brokerage, LTL and Heavy Haul.