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The decision to pursue a career as a professional truck driver is very important. Many new drivers want to know if they have what it takes to become a professional driver.
The following is a list of items to consider when contemplating a career in the trucking industry:
Basic Requirements to attend Truck Driving School:
- A Relatively clean driving record.
- A Stable employment history.
- Relatively good health, with no issues with drugs or alcohol, or major physical impairments.
- The desire to travel and be away from home.
- You should have sufficient funds (or access to loans to cover school).
- After graduation, you will enter into an over the road training where you drive with a trainer. This training will last 4 to 8 weeks, depending on how quickly you learn.
- Make sure your family members understand this career and are fully supportive of your decision.
- Make plans to stay in touch. You may want to increase your cell phone plan and/or bring a laptop or other portable computer (such as a tablet) on the road to stay in touch.