CDL TRAINING INSTITUTE

Frequently Asked Questions

How much money can I make the first year of driving?

Local drivers are home very night and make about $36,000 their first year.

Regional drivers are usually home every weekend and make about $42,000 their first year.

Long haul drivers are usually away from home for extended periods of time and make about $52,000 their first year.


How do truckers get paid?

Most companies pay drivers by the mile. The figures per year listed above are fairly accurate for full-time drivers.


Which is better, a company sponsored driving school of privately owned school?

BEWARE of company owned schools. They often advertise "free" training once you start working for them, but if they fail to hire you tuition becomes your responsibility. Privately owned schools allow you the freedom to obtain an education that allows you to drive for any company, and more than one company at a time!


Can my family ride along with me?

Many companies offer ride along programs so you can spend quality time with your family while you are on the road.


Are pets allowed in the truck?

Many carriers have pet policies that allow your pet to ride along.


For additional questions call us. We're here to help you!

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