Truck driving school prepares future truckers to handle any load safely and efficiently. If you are interested in investing in the future of the trucking industry, becoming a truck driver instructor could be a great career choice for you. Keep reading to discover how you can become an instructor at a CDL school to make a difference in the lives of new truck drivers today.
Earn and Maintain Your CDL
The first step in becoming a CDL instructor is earning your CDL yourself. You’ll need to earn a Class A CDL by taking classes at a trucking school and passing both portions of the CDL exam. Furthermore, you’ll also need to take the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations test and pass a physical exam stating you are physically fit to be a truck driver. You will need to take a physical every two years, or more often if you have certain medical conditions, to maintain your CDL.
Work as a Trucker
Before you can become an instructor at a truck driving school, you’ll need experience of your own as a truck driver. Most CDL schools require that instructor applicants have at least three years of trucking experience; however, some schools may require more than three years. Keep in mind that you’ll also need to maintain a clean driving record for a strong application as a CDL instructor; you may not be considered for the position if you have more than three moving violations over a span of three years. A DUI will likely also disqualify you from becoming a trucking instructor.
Are you interested in becoming a CDL instructor at a nationally-recognized truck driving school in Phoenix? Contact Phoenix Truck Driving Institute today by calling (877) 205-5372 or via our web contact form to find out more about becoming an instructor at our CDL school. You can learn more finding a career as an instructor or a truck driver when you read through our blog or attend one of our Phoenix open house events.