Learn how to pass the CDL written exam and driving skills test.
Learning to drive a tractor-trailer during CDL training is a process that involves classroom training, observation and hands-on learning. The Driver Solutions training program includes instruction of all required driving skills as well as day-to-day duties that are part of a truck driving job. Of course, safety is always the focus of any skill we teach.
The Truck Driving School Experience
CDL training begins in the classroom. Here, student drivers receive instruction on topics that include:
- CDL knowledge and permit testing
- Keeping accurate log books
- Map reading and the trucker atlas
- Trip planning and routing
Behind The Wheel Training
Driving Range Exercises
With the classroom portion complete, student drivers put their newly obtained CDL permit (learner’s permit) to use. After CDL instructors demonstrate each driving skill, students get an opportunity in the driver’s seat. The first step behind the wheel is learning to master low-speed maneuvers in a tractor-trailer. The basic vehicle controls can include:
- Right & left turns
- Shifting techniques
- Straight line backing
- Offset backing
- Parallel parking
- Other backing exercises
After developing the necessary skills to drive the training truck safely on the driving range, student drivers continue to refine their ability on nearby local roads and highways. Street training allows a CDL student to build confidence and utilize a combination of new driving skills. The combined training of classroom, driving range and street driving experience prepares drivers for the final CDL skills test.
Start Your Trucking Career Now
Driver Solutions can help you get the CDL training you need to become a truck driver. Start your career now and you could be on the road making up to $55,000 in just the first year! Just take a few moments to complete our online driver application now.
Training Beyond Truck Driving School
Driver Solutions provides an unrivaled training experience for the Class A CDL. In about 3 weeks, our program prepares student drivers to pass the CDL test.
It’s our belief that a truck driving school should not only teach driving skills, but also how to be a successful truck driver. Preparing new drivers for life long trucking careers is in our DNA, and no one can do it better.