CDL Questions and Answers FAQ Page
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Here Are Answers to a Few Common Questions About Truck Driving School
CDL Questions and Answers
How old must I be to get a job in trucking?
Since most trucking jobs involve crossing the state line, the law states you must be 21 years of age.
How frequently can I get home?
Trucking offers opportunities including over the road, dedicated and regional jobs, many of which can get drivers home weekly.
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May I bring my pet?
Most carriers do indeed have a pet policy that can include dogs or cats. Guidelines will vary by truck line.
Does trucking allow me to bring family members or friends?
Most carriers do indeed offer rider programs, usually with a minimum age limit for children.
Am I paid during training?
During your fifteen days of training you are not yet hauling freight and therefore, not paid. Immediately after that you will join a senior driver for on-the-job training and will be paid.
Do I have to sign an employment contract?
Absolutely not! You have no contractual obligations to the truck lines you choose to work for.
How much will CDL training cost me?
Your upfront out-of-pocket cost will be approximately $200 – $300, depending on whether you require lodging. Most truck lines we work with will help with the balance through their Tuition Assistance Programs.
How can I qualify for lodging?
If you do not live within 50 miles of the nearest training center, lodging is offered.
How much money can I earn as a professional truck driver?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the “average” earning of a professional driver is about $38,000/year. With most truck lines paying by the mile, your earnings can be significantly higher with effort. The top 10% of truck drivers make more than $58,000 per year.
I have terrible credit, does that matter?
If we can get you qualified for a major truck line, which is step one, we have ways to strengthen your credit acceptance.
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If we didn’t answer your question here, please call us at 1-800-848-7364 or fill out our form here. Student Services will be happy to answer all your questions.
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