Are you interested in a career as a truck driver? In addition to CDL training, you will need to meet certain other qualifications as well. Each trucking company is different, but many maintain similar standards with regard to the qualifications held by their employees.

Education

Although there is no legal requirement regarding the level of education required to operate a truck, most trucking companies prefer their drivers to hold a high school diploma or GED. Additionally, you will need to receive CDL training to obtain your license and pursue a trucking career. While it is possible to get CDL training on your own, this method is difficult and not recommended. Attending a certified truck driving school for CDL training is your best option to complete your truck driving education prior to pursuing a job.

Health

Truckers must undergo a physical medical examination as part of the CDL process. This exam serves two purposes. First, the medical screening establishes that you are in good health and have adequate vision, hearing, and mobility to drive your truck safely on public roads. Second, this medical examination also ensures that you are not in danger of hurting yourself or exacerbating any medical conditions by becoming a truck driver.

Good Driving and Criminal Records

A poor driving record or past felony can make it difficult to find work as a truck driver. However, even if you have been convicted of a felony or drunk driving, honesty on your application is essential. Trucking companies have different requirements for employees with regard to past criminal activity and your case will be evaluated on an individual basis.

If you are interested in CDL training in Phoenix to pursue a truck driving career of your own, contact Phoenix Truck Driving Institute today by calling (877) 205-5372. We offer nationally-recognized truck driver training in addition to Class A and B training and testing, refresher courses, and road testing. Check us out on the Web or stop by our next open house event to meet our staff and learn more about admissions and financial aid.