Frequently Asked Question's
Q. Is it hard for a truck driver to balance work and family life?
A. Again, it depends on the driver. OTR drivers should expect to only get home every 4-6 weeks. All relationships are different, but long-haul drivers may especially struggle if they have a young family
Q. With the rising cost of fuel, do I have to pay for my own fuel and maintenance?
A. No, if you drive for a company, they provide fuel and maintenance. You simply drive
Q. Do you offer refresher courses for people who have previously had CDL's?
A. Yes we offer refreshers
Q. Do you offer weekend classes?
A. Yes, by appointment only, we may offer weekend training to fit our student's busy schedule
Q. Is being a truck driver hard on a marriage?
A. It can be, due to the potentially long stretches away from home. Many couples team drive, or at least have the spouse ride along as much as possible. Technology also makes it easier to stay in constant contact. Many drivers will look for a more localized job as soon as possible, to be home more.
Q.What felonies disqualify you from getting a CDL?
A.Using a commercial vehicle in the commission of a felony, Manslaughter in the first or second degree with a motor vehicle, Misconduct with a motor vehicle, Causing a fatality through negligent/reckless vehicle operation, Operating a vehicle with a BAC of .08% or higher, Extortion, Bribery, Smuggling, Arson, Treason, Kidnapping
and Assault with intent to murder.
Q. What Kinds of expenses do truck drivers have?
A. Besides any bills that you have at home, the biggest expense for drivers on the road would be food. Most everything else like tolls, scale tickets, and repairs, will be paid for or reimbursed by the company.
Q. Can I bring my family on the road with me?
A. Many companies have rider policies that allow for one rider. Most will allow only one rider at a time, and many have age or time frame restrictions, which vary by company.
Q. Is it hard spending so much time alone as a solo truck driver?
A. It can be, for many people. The solitude of life on the road is one of the hardest parts of the lifestyle for many people to adjust to, and many cant. You could go long stretches of time without having any meaningful interactions with other humans
Q. Is it hard spending so much time alone as a solo truck?
A. It can be, for many people. The solitude of life on the road is one of the hadest parts of the lifestyle for many people to adjust to, and many can't. You could go long stretches of time without having any meaningful interaction with other humans.
Q. When and where do truck drivers get to shower?
A. Most of the time, the truck stops will have showers facilities. Many even offer free shower tickets when you fuel up. Many drivers will use their 30 minute break to clean up, or even rent a hotel for the night if they know they have the time.