So that being said if you’re interested in attending a truck driving school, there are some things you need to ask yourself and the school you want to attend. Here is a short list of questions you need answers to.
* Do I fully understand how hard truck driving school can be?
* Am I prepared for set backs during the first few weeks of training?
* Do I want an over the road (OTR) job or local?
* Have I job searched to see what is available out there?
* Am I prepared for the expense of the tuition?
For your school;
* How long has your school been in business? If it’s been a short time, ask them what they did before opening the school ?
This could be a red flag!
* Where do you get your instructors from? How much actual driving experience does each instructor have?
* Is this a structured class, definite start and end dates? Hours per day?
* How many people per class, and per instructor? Smaller class sizes are always better.
5 to 1 is a good ratio
* How much minimum range and road time will I get?
* Do you guarantee me to pass? If they say yes, run as fast as you can. No one can guarantee this, and it’s illegal to guarantee this.
* Job placement assistance? How does that work? Recruiters come to the school?
* If I fail any one of the final tests with the SOS, do I have to pay extra to brush-up before the test and for the re-test?
These are some basic questions you need answers to. Don’t be afraid to ask these questions, this training cost a lot of money and you need specific answers to make your decision as to whom you trust not just with your money, but with you education, your life.