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How to become a truck driver

How to become a truck driver

4 simple steps to a rewarding career

Congratulations on making the decision to become a professional truck driver! We’re here to help you make it happen. You’ll play a critical role in the economy, the demand for drivers is high, and the driver-friendly opportunities with Schneider are great. Let’s get you rolling! Read on for everything you need to know about how to become a truck driver.

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  • Step 1: Review and meet the requirements

    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.

    You will need to meet federal/state requirements and company qualifications to get started.

    Complete guide to getting started

  • Step 2: Find a truck driving school

    Once you meet the basic requirements, truck driving school CDL training will prepare you for the CDL 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.

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    Step 3: Pay for truck driving school

    Once you’ve selected a truck driving school of your choice, it’s time to determine how you’ll pay for training. Tuition reimbursement, up-front paid training, aid and grant funding and more options are available to you. Whatever your financial circumstances, you can get started!

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    Step 4: Get a truck driving job

    A CDL is your key to access a huge variety of truck driving jobs. Schneider offers the widest variety of driving opportunities in the industry, plus career paths to meet your needs from hire to retire. Dig into the details of each type of opportunity, and feel free to connect with a recruiter at any time for assistance in matching a job to your needs

We’re here to help you take your next step.