How Recognize Bad Truck Driving Schools

On the internet it is fairly common to find articles that talk about trucking schools and all the different ways you can find a good one. The intention of this article is to highlight the ways you can recognize bad truck driving schools. The article will provide a list of the many different ways you can uncover a bad trucking school right from the get go. These tips come from personal industry experiences and also from various advertisements found on the internet and in print.

This list is prepared with a little humor, but you will certainly see the point I am trying to make with each item on the list. Also, let’s not forget that this may be delivered in a humorous light, but choosing the right place to get quality CDL training can be a matter of life and death.

Schools that will leave you penny less:

1. If you go to a truck driving school that never tells you how much the training is going to cost you are going to be penny less. I bet your saying, “There is no way that can’t happen.” I assure you it does. Signing up for truck driving school for many people is exciting, so some people get a little too excited and forget to ask all the questions. Just remember not to sign anything until you know what they are really getting and for how much.

2. You will find a bad school by choosing trucking schools that negotiate the fee for training. If you feel like you’re getting the used car salesman pitch, just remember you probably are. Whenever a school is negotiating you have question their motives.

Schools that leave you without a job:

1. You’ll recognize a bad hazmatendorsement school when you get your training from a trucking school that has old equipment and equipment in disrepair. You most certainly are going to end up unemployed if you choose one of these schools. Learning on outdated equipment or learning on uncommon equipment will set you up for failure. Very few fleet tractors are old.

2. Also, if you choose a school that will only train students to drive automatic transmissions. That’s right some schools offer training on automatic transmissions. Learning on equipment that is sub standard will just leave you looking for more training. Very few fleet tractors have automatic transmissions so this will be a great indicator.

3. They offer training but cannot offer job placement or job a guarantee. Remember that once you have a license, you’re going to need a job. Learning from the local mom and pop trucking school might lead you right back to the unemployment lines. The catch is this time you’ll have even less money.


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