Expenses of Truck Driving School
The costs of CDL training vary from program to program. However, what many schools don’t acknowledge outright is that there are other expenses that you will pay for throughout your training and after you get your CDL.
For example, if you live far away from campus, you’ll have to of course pay for your travel expenses to and from school. You’ll also have to pay for your own food throughout the course of the program. If you are in our truck driving school lodging program, you can save money by buying groceries and preparing your meals at your hotel each day, rather than eating out at restaurants.
We work hard to get every TDI graduate placed at the trucking carrier of their choice. However, we can’t guarantee job placement, and graduates should prepare for days or weeks after earning their CDL without seeing their first paycheck. This can be a daunting time when you are in between jobs and don’t have a steady stream of income. Make sure to work with your TDI help team to identify any issues that would present hurdles in your ability to gain employment. Many times, TDI students will get job offers while they’re still training, which greatly reduces the stress of finding your next gig.