Beware of commercial driver's license (CDL) training companies that claim anyone can qualify to be a truck driver. Before you sign on with such a company, ask questions about the real requirements to become a trucker. What some companies fail to mention in their advertisements is the fact that there are standards on federal, state, and company levels that must be met for this job.
Be sure to inquire about age requirements set by CDL training companies. Many will only accept individuals who are at least 21 years of age or will be by graduation. This is because federal law requires interstate truck drivers to be at least 21 years of age. As such, some companies only want to train individuals who can actually meet the requirements for driving interstate. On the other hand, there are some companies that are willing to hire individuals who are 18 years of age or older. However, these individuals are only able to drive in-state until they are 21 years old.
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Don't be afraid to ask questions of a CDL training company you are considering. Learn the qualifications the company seeks in CDL recruits. If a company claims to be able to help you find a job no matter what your background and abilities are, it is wise to seek another CDL training company. By doing so, you can ensure that you are paying for training with real potential for finding a job.
For a company-sponsored training program, call us at MTC Truck Driver Training. We only accept recruits who qualify for truck driver jobs. If we cannot help you find employment, we will not accept your application. This is to ensure all our graduates have an easy transition after graduation, as well as to ensure success within the industry for employers and employees.