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Online Truck Driving Schools

Truck drivers play a critical role in commerce by transporting large quantities of goods across the highways. Truck driving presents many challenges, such as maneouvering a large vehichle in tight quarters, or staying alert and driving safely when on a long haul. In addition, learning how to drive safely is key. Trucks are often under very heavy loads and cannot stop quickly. Corners must be handled differently than with other types of vehicles. And managing an efficient driving schedule is key as well.

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Truck driving schools prepare drivers for these challenges, but also train them to perform basic maintenance checks on their vehicle before heading out on the road. In addition, truck driving now requires a knowledge of how to use navigation systems such as global positioning systems (GPS) to simplify and speed route selection. Drivers are also in frequet contact with their dispatcher to receive ongoing instructions while enroute (such a changes in their destinations).

Truck driving schools can play a key role in jump starting a career as a driver. Prior familiarity with heavy trucking equipment is valued by employers, and many schools offer driver training that includes hands on experience with the vehicles. Check with the schools you are interested in to see if their truck driving program has been certified by the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PDTI).

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