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How to Begin your Trucking Career

Learn The Steps Needed To Get A Career In Trucking Started

A career in trucking comes with a lot of great benefits. However, if you have never been involved in the trucking industry before, you may not know where to start. Here at DriveCo, we want to get you started on the road to your trucking career as quickly as possible. Here’s what you need to become a successful truck driver.

The Right Training

DriveCo offers a 160-hour state-licensed CDL A training program. We offer classes weekdays, weeknights, and weekends so we have a class schedule that will work for everyone. Our curriculum covers:

  • Truck Parts and Terminology
  • CDL Written Test Material
  • Department of Transportation Rules and Regulations
  • Use of Maps and Reference Materials
  • Principles of Safe Driving
  • Pre-Trip Inspection
  • Hooking and Unhooking
  • CDL Basic Control Skills
  • Shifting/Double Clutching
  • CDL Driving
  • Logging

We even offer tuition assistance so contact us today about getting your career in trucking started.

Start Studying Early

Too many people wait until the last minute to begin studying for their exam. It is actually a lot easier to spread out your studying while you are training. You will retain the information better and you will be better prepared for your exam when the time comes.

Take the Test

After completing a training program you are ready to take the CDL test. This test consists of both a written and driving portion of the test. Our training program offers both classroom instruction and behind the wheel training so you will be ready to ace both parts of the exam. Once you pass both portions of the test you will be able to receive your CDL license. This license will give you access to entry-level trucking careers.

Choose a Trucking Company

With license in hand, you are ready to choose a trucking company to work for. DriveCo offers job placement assistance to help you with your search. We will help you with resume writing and interview techniques as well as networking and career planning. This service is something we offer our students not just right after they graduate but throughout their trucking career.

Company Orientation

Trucking companies will have additional training involved in their orientation. This may include both behind-the-wheel training and classroom-style training. You will need to complete the company’s orientation before you can drive solo.

If you’re looking for a career in trucking it’s as simple as these three steps: get the proper training, pass the test, and find the right company for you. For more information on how DriveCo can help you achieve your goals contact us today.