My Trucking School Experience

I attended one of the Alliance Tractor Trailer training centers in Dunn, North Carolina. It was a pretty good school in my opinion. I learned all I could in a class environment and most of the class passed the training course on time. (You had addition time to retrain and retest if you didn't pass the first time)

Most of the equipment at the time was in great shape ( some was just in good shape, lol) and the instructors were knowledgeable enough to teach and at the same time entertaining enough to keep your attention.

(I think I fell asleep only once!)

However remember this is just my opinion on my experience. All I know is I learned a lot, I passed,got licensed, and they let me come in at the last minute so I really did appreciate that.

Oh yeah I remember them being real flexible at the time with the financing of the truck driving training. (half cash and half finance) I remember them being average price and financing being high. (3rd party financing)

(I think my trucking school training was around $5,000 back then not sure it was like 1997)
In any case there are a so many ways to get a CDL now that there should be a training center of some type within a reasonable distance from you for a reasonable price. You will have to browse around to see what works best for you in your location and situation.

Type your town, city or state then truck driving schools or CDL Training to see if there is local CDL training near you.
Ex. "Truck Driver Schools in New Jersey" or"Florida CDL Training", "Charlotte Truck driving Schools"

What truck driving school did you get your CDL training?

Drivers where did you get your CDLs and how do you rate the training program you attending on a scale of 1 to 10.

10 being the highest.

Based on what you learned, the equipment, the instructors ability to keep your attention in class and the quality of the information he or she delivered. How well did they prepare you for going over the road as a trucker.

Also if you don't mind how much did the training cost.

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Training at Home for Your CDL License/ CDL Home Study Courses

It is possible to study on your own to learn the information needed to pass the exam at your local DMV and then find someone to let you drive their truck to take the test.

You can also take online courses to prepare for your CDL A Test in fact you can take the Test Online in most states. Obviously this is not suitable for everyone, some people do better in a class environment with hands on learning. Most people also won't find someone with a personal tractor to let them practice and take the test on.

But if you do want to see the types of information you will need to get trained for your CDL at home visit General Knowledge CDL Training Videos

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The best route to your CDL depends on your situation.

If there is a community college near you, it may be your best choice.

However, there are many good private schools programs too. Some people will have no choice but attending trucking company training and many of those are good too. Some questions to ask...

  • How long will you have to drive for them to pay off the training?
  • What is the penalty for breaking contract? (If possible, don't break the contract.)
  • How many hours behind the wheel drive time
  • What expenses are you responsible for during training?
  • How much is pay after getting your CDL? Some pay is a set amount and some pay mileage. You just need to know what to expect.

    I just think it is important because most drivers assume they will be getting a regular trucker's salary. Often not true.

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