June 10th, 2015 | Truck Driving

Truck driving school prepares you to get your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). The CDL shows companies and the government that a person is fully able to operate a commercial vehicle. Keep reading to find out why it is so important to get this license before you start working in the industry:

It Shows a Certain Level of Knowledge

Driving a commercial vehicle is often not anything like driving a car. People who pass a CDL exam can demonstrate that they have the necessary knowledge to safely and efficiently operate this kind of larger vehicle.

It Shows a Certain Level of Skill

Knowing how to drive a truck does not mean that you can actually utilize this knowledge in a real capacity. Drivers who have obtained their CDL have shown that they have the required skills to successfully operate a commercial vehicle. Drivers must pass all portions of the CDL exam in order to prove that they are fully capable of driving a truck.

It Shows a Driver’s Physical Capabilities

Drivers must also pass a certain amount of physical requirements to obtain a CDL. Drivers must have 20.40 correctable vision in both eyes. Drivers with corrective lenses can still qualify. Drivers have to be able to tell the difference between colors in traffic signals. Drivers cannot have blood pressure that exceeds 160/100. Applicants who take medication to regulate blood pressure levels can qualify. If a driver has diabetes, he or she must be able to control it through either diet or medication. Diabetics who need insulin injections cannot get a CDL. Blood sugar levels must also be below 200.
If you are ready to get your CDL, now is the time to enroll in Phoenix Truck Driving Institute. We are committed to helping our students learn the skills and knowledge that they need to pass the CDL exam and start working in the trucking industry. To learn more about our program or how you can apply, visit us online or call (877) 205-5372.