Congratulations on deciding to start a career in truck driving! It’s a great industry with many opportunities for growth and success. One of the first steps to become a truck driver is attending an orientation at a trucking company.
Here’s an overview of what to expect at your trucking orientation and how Skinner Driven’s CDL truck driving school can help you achieve your goals.
At trucking orientation, you can expect to receive a lot of information about our company and the trucking industry as a whole. You will learn about our safety policies, procedures, and expectations. You’ll also learn about our pay rates and benefits, meet other new drivers who will be starting with you and get a chance to build relationships with them.
One of the main goals of trucking orientation is to ensure all new drivers have the skills and knowledge to operate a commercial motor vehicle safely. This includes training on performing pre-trip inspections, which is critical to ensuring the safety of the driver and other individuals on the road.
At Skinner Driven’s CDL truck driving school, you’ll receive comprehensive training that covers everything you need to know to be a successful truck driver. Our training includes both in-classroom instruction and hands-on driving experience. Skinner Driven offers a six-week training program, and our tuition costs can be found here on our website.
During this six-week training program, you’ll learn about the various components of a commercial motor vehicle and how they work together. You’ll also learn about the rules and regulations governing the trucking industry, including hours of service regulations and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). These regulations are designed to keep drivers and other individuals on the road safe, and understanding them is critical for success as a truck driver.
Skinner Driven’s CDL truck driving school also provides hands-on driving experience, so you’ll have the opportunity to practice the skills you’ll need to be a successful truck driver. This includes training on correctly backing up a truck, navigating turns, and handling different weather and road conditions.
After you’ve completed your training with Skinner Driven’s CDL truck driving school, you’ll be ready to attend an orientation with a trucking company. During this orientation, you’ll learn about the specific policies and procedures of the company and receive additional training on how to operate our equipment.
When you attend an orientation with a trucking company, come prepared with any questions you may have. This can include questions about pay, benefits, and job expectations. You should also bring your driver’s license and all necessary paperwork, including your DOT physical exam results and CDL.
With a comprehensive training program from Skinner Driven’s CDL truck driving school, you’ll be prepared to tackle anything that comes your way and start your career on the right foot. If you’re interested in becoming a truck driver, fill out an online application to start your journey today!