Truck Driver's Career Guide Chapter 8

CDL Training for Truckers

Getting your CDL is the start of truck driver training. During the company-training phase, you'll learn the company's way of doing things, how to handle real-world driving, and pass tests needed to go solo. Team driving may also be part of the training, depending on the company. This video is an interview with a female truck driver about her time on the road in training with Swift Transportation.

Starting Your Truck Driver Career: Orientation & Training

This article provides an overview of the orientation and training process for truck drivers. It covers topics such as what to expect during orientation, what to bring, and what to expect during training. It also provides a video to help explain the orientation process.

Company Training for Truck Drivers: What to Expect

Company training for truck drivers will vary in pay and what to bring, but you should be prepared to travel lightly and have limited space. Trainees can expect to earn a guaranteed weekly salary or 12cpm, and should bring a duffle bag, pillow, and blanket. Learn more about company training for truck drivers.

Learn What Life is Like with a Company Trainer

This page provides an overview of life with a company trainer. Learn what to expect when living and driving with a complete stranger, how to handle personality clashes, and how to be assessed on your driving abilities. Get tips on how to adjust to the situation and make the most of the experience.

Learn CDL Training from a Company Trainer

This article provides an inside look at the process of company-sponsored CDL training from the perspective of a CDL company trainer. Learn about the different maneuvers involved in the backing test, the stress of being a trainer, and the process of taking the CDL exam.

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