Getting your CDL means that you are going back to school to learn a new trade. If you have worked in your previous industry for 10-20+ years, going back to school can be quite a humbling experience. After all, you’re used to being the one in charge and knowing your trade. Now it’s time to learn something new all over again. It may not be a position you get used to being in or comfortable being in, at least at the beginning. However, setting your ego aside can help you open your mind to learning more and being the best you can be at your new job.

Getting the Instructor You Need:

Basic CDL course will include 160-hours of instruction, and the Advanced CDL course is 600-hours of instruction. That will include both instructions in the classroom and behind-the-wheel. Understanding the information presented both in the classroom and behind-the-wheel is vital to passing your final test and getting your license before you start your work as a truck driver.

All of the information provided by Diesel Driving Academy (DDA) is geared towards helping student’s pass their road test to earn their license and get to work as a truck driver. Studying, reviewing, and mastering the material presented will be imperative for a long-term career as a truck driver.

Don’t Get Over-Confident:

It is easy to think you know it all after your first time behind-the-wheel of a truck, but this over-confidence means you could miss valuable training opportunities. Being a professional truck driver comes with big responsibilities. You will want to make sure you are fully prepared before you hit the road. Use the time you are in training to soak up as much knowledge as possible. Ask questions, seek clarifications, and ensure that you are ready to launch a successful career.

And Remember:

Learning and starting a new career is possible at any age, but putting your ego aside is vital to ensuring you are truly digesting the information presented to you. After enrolling at the Diesel Driving Academy, reminder yourself, you are here to learn. It’s okay not to know everything presented, but do have a positive attitude about learning something new and starting your new career. You will go far in your new truck driving career!

For further assistance and to enroll in classes today, please feel free to contact us. We are here to help and can’t wait to welcome you to our family!