After looking around and doing research, you may have decided that it’s time for a change in careers. With a high demand for truck drivers, you know taking a CDL training course is the first step. While you know that you are making a great choice for your future, there are still family members who are questioning your decisions to go back to school and begin a career in the transportation industry.
Educating those around you is the best way to help them understand what you are doing, why you are doing it, and why DriveCo CDL Learning Center is a good fit. This post will provide you some information and context to help make your family understand why you wish to embark on a brand-new career and opportunity to create a new life for yourself.
Financial Assistance Gets Offered to Many Students
There are a variety of different forms of financial assistance offered at DriveCo to help lessen the financial burden on students when paying for their CDL training. DriveCo CDL Learning Center accepts all kinds of different funding from various grants, government programs, and scholarships. Examples of funding at DriveCo CDL Learning Center include the following: WIOA, TAA, Military Benefits, sponsorship training (companies paying for students to come to our school, so they work for them when they graduate), and tuition reimbursement programs.
In the end, our goal is simple: to make getting your CDL as affordable as possible for anyone who wishes to come to our school to further their education and get into the rapidly-growing trucking industry.
Part-Time, Full-Time or Weekend Classes to Fit Your Schedule
DriveCo CDL Learning Center provides schedules that offer both day and night classes as well as part and full-time courses to meet your needs. Many of our part-time students hold down full-time jobs while they attend our school and get their CDL license. There is no need to feel that you can’t complete your CDL training due to your current job. We are flexible and are sure to have a class that can best fit your needs.
There Are Plenty of Ways to Keep in Touch
Many trucking companies are in search of OTR trucking the first few years after you obtain a job with them. Once you get a few years of experience, you will get the opportunity to apply for more local jobs and will work regionally or locally and have normal working hours. There are a variety of apps you can all try to find one you love that also lets you keep connected while you are on the road.
You can use anything from FaceTime to Skype to text messaging throughout each day to keep in touch with family and friends back home. After you are on the road for several weeks, you will get time off to come home, and you will get time to spend with your family. Plan something exciting to do with everyone when you get home so that you have something fun to look forward to!
You Could Bring Your Furry Friends Along
There are quite a few large trucking carriers that will not have a problem with you bringing a well-behaved, reasonable, smaller-sized pet with you on the road while you are driving. Of course, some companies may not make such allowances, but many companies are accepting that truck driving can get rather lonely, and that you might like some come company on the road. Most companies require pets to undergo a “temperament check” and a vet examination to give them a “pet passport” of sorts that allow you to bring your pet with you on the road.
Check with your trucking company to see if your furry friend might get a “passport” to join you on the road!
For More Information – Give Us A Call
In the end, your family and friends should only want the best for you in your career. Dispelling the most common “myths” against why you shouldn’t become a truck driver can help get your family and friends on your side. In the end, you have to do what is best for you, your family, future, and career. With the high demand for truck driving, taking a CDL class could be the first step to obtaining a solid career.
If you are interested in getting your Class A CDL, please feel free to contact us at DriveCo CDL Learning Center for further assistance and to register for your classes to get your CDL today.