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Learning from Experienced Truck Drivers

What to expect in your CDL training

As someone looking to start their CDL training, you may be wondering if you’ll be able to observe other drivers before getting behind the wheel. The short answer is yes! At United Truck Driving School you’ll be given plenty of opportunities to observe other truck drivers including both your classmates and instructors with years of experience behind the wheel!

Benefits of Observing Other Drivers

It may come as a surprise just how much you can benefit from watching other drivers. Watching another driver, especially an experienced driver, can help you get a better sense of timing. Instructors are able to point out why the more experienced driver makes certain decisions and will sometimes even ask them to make a common mistake so you and your classmates can observe.

In addition to watching an experienced driver handle their rig, you’ll also have an opportunity to interact with the driver and ask questions. At United, our instructors are experienced and will provide you with insider tips, share some of their road stories, and offer suggestions about how to prepare yourself and your loved ones for your new life as a professional truck driver.

Plenty of Practice Time

Rest assured, you will not be spending your entire time at United Truck Driving School listening to lectures and watching other drivers. As we all know, practice makes perfect. This statement couldn’t be truer when it comes to operating a tractor-trailer!

Being a truck driver comes along with a lot of responsibility. Not only do you need to make your delivery on time, but you also need to ensure the safety of yourself and other drivers on the road. That’s why you’ll spend a great deal of time behind the wheel during your CDL training! Our goal is to make sure you are comfortable behind the wheel before you take your CDL test.

Are you ready to hit the road and practice driving? Contact us today to learn more about our CDL training programs! We’re looking forward to helping you reach your career goals!

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