Your first step to having a career as trucker would be to find out which institutes and training schools operate in your area. This can be done by browsing information online, or if you have a friend or family member already employed in the industry you can discuss with them your aspirations and needs.
One of the best options would be to search for a trucking company that would pay the cost of the training on your behalf. Prior to enrolling on any commercial driver’s license training program it would be useful to check what type of qualifications and knowledge would be necessary to take up the type of employment you desire.
There are in fact a number of different types of commercial driver’s license, not every job would necessitate that applicants held a Class A license. There can also be different rules and regulations depending upon the state you reside in.
You may find it worthwhile exploring the option of enrolling at an independent training school. Here you can have access to the latest equipment and be provided tuition by people who are experts in the field. The training program should include as much hands on learning as possible rather than solely imparting theoretical knowledge.
Do not be overly concerned by the cost of the course, any money that is spent should be recouped quickly once you are employed as a truck driver. If possible do research into the background of the training establishment you are considering.
Find out how many of the establishment’s students were able to pass the commercial drivers license exam first time as this would allow you to understand how desirable the program really is. Do not always seek out a school that can provide the briefest training schedule as they may not be able to offer a comprehensive learning program that would teach you all the skills necessary to have a career as a truck driver.
You can also find valuable information relating to CDL training and jobs by visiting forums and blogs that are dedicated to this subject. The value of being given advice and knowledge from drivers that have already completed their training is highly desirable. At the end of the day they would have already experienced what you are going through and can pass on tips that should allow you a positive outcome.
Additional resource links: http://www.dds.ga.gov/training/