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Truck Driving School Questions


As a new year for trucking approaches and you contemplate your choice for a truck driving school, here is a reminder of important questions to ask and facts to keep in mind.  There are plenty of truck driving schools across this nation…know what to look out for…what questions to ask…and as always, read every line in the contract before signing on the dotted line.

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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7 Responses to Truck Driving School Questions. - Post a Comment

  1. Desiree

    Now that Schneider is not going to train there are not many reputable companies that truly care for your success.

    Trainers in my company have to run team from day one with a student straight out of CDL School.

    That is not safe for Trainer or Student because They Trainer is violating HOS to supervise or more likely sleeping for their shift and leaving the untrained student to fend for themselves, usually on the night shift.

    I started last winter and saw many people from my Orientation drop out from accidents, slips, falls that quickly ended their driving career.

    Today, I am told we are being forced to take Per Diem as our company continues to put budget cuts on drivers and students.

    Do good research before you commit in these tricky times so you can be a success.

  2. Allen Smith

    Thanks, Desiree….

    Roehl Transport also has a very good school….Allen

  3. albert wilkie

    can any one tell me if cr england is good school i have herd good and bad things mostly bad i need to know more be for go to thim.

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  5. Adrian

    Hi my name is Adrian and I recently attained my Class A license with all three endorsements doubles/triples,tankers, and Hazmat. I have no felonies or DUI’s on my record, what I do have is couple of convictions driving with a suspended license. Nobody wants to hire me, do I even have a future on becoming a truck driver.

  6. Tony Kinnear

    It is a very good idea to find out as much as possible about a truck driving school before you apply. These are some great questions to ask, and I have thought of a few more:

    How long have they been in the CDL training business/what is their experience?

    What is the job placement success rate?

    And the big one…Why should I choose your truck driving school?

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