You have decided you are ready to take the exciting step of securing your Commercial Driver License (CDL), now what? One option for securing your CDL in the state of Virginia is to pass a state-approved driver education program designed specifically for commercial motor vehicles. CDS Tractor Trailer Training is an approved CDL training school and is perfectly poised to help you in your training. You must first, understand the requirements for training at CDS:
- Must be 18-years or older
- Student must hold a valid Driver’s License
- Must have a high school diploma or GED
- Must be able to pass the DOT Physical Exam and drug test
We have provided a few tips below to help you make the most of your CDL training.
Take it Seriously
Learning to properly and safely operate a commercial vehicle will be the most important thing you can do to contribute to a successful career as a CDL driver. Our classes will teach you the basics of equipment, rules of the road, state and federal regulations, and vehicle inspection training. All of this knowledge will help prepare you for your CDL permit test.
With a proper foundation of classroom training, you will then advance to behind-the-wheel training to practice the skills required to navigate the roads.
Taking each of these steps seriously will ensure that you begin your new career as quickly as possible.
Don’t Get Overconfident
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.
If you are ready to take the next step in your commercial truck driving career, contact CDS today to get enrolled in a CDL training program. CDS is ready to help you get on the road to a successful trucking career.