How to Become a Truck Driver

Step 1: Find a Truck Driving School

To drive a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), you will need to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) through the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in your state.

Once you meet medical and residency requirements, truck driving school CDL training will prepare you for the knowledge and skills tests. Schneider does not have a truck driving school, but we hire graduates from hundreds of truck driving schools around the country.

That’s where the questions begin:

  • What are the best truck driving schools near me?
  • How quickly can I start my driving career?
  • If I’ve been out of trucking for a while, do I need to take a refresher course?

Step 2: Pay for Truck Driving School

Now that you have selected a truck driving school of your choice, it is time to determine how you will pay for your training.

Common questions drivers ask:

  • How much will truck driving school cost?
  • Are there any paid CDL training options?
  • What are my different options for paying?
  • What payment options are available for a refresher course?

Did you know?

You can get pre-hired as a potential Schneider driver before you even start driving school? Fax or mail the form, and once it is reviewed and approved, you can use the form to secure loans, grants or other funding for school.

Step 3: Get a Truck Driving Job

A CDL is your key to access a huge variety of truck driving jobs. Schneider offers a wide variety of driving opportunities, and career paths to meet your needs from hire to retire.

Questions you may ask about transitioning from driving school to driving career:

  • What home time options are available?
  • How much will I get paid?
  • What locations do you hire out of?

Looking to restart your truck driving career?

Have you driven a truck in the past with a Class A CDL? Get back into trucking with a truck driver refresher course.

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