We’ve all been there. You’re in school, staring at a test you’ve just been handed and thinking, “why did I not study more?!”
It’s a terrible feeling knowing that you should be prepared but you’re not. If you’re taking a practice test, this may be the best time for it to happen because you still have time to study. But if it comes at other times, you may not be so lucky. Here are four times you REALLY wish you had paid more attention during truck driving school:
When you’re on an icy road, in traffic, and that one car cuts you off.
Getting through truck driving school without giving it your all may not turn out to be the best plan after all. This becomes reality when you’re stuck in heavy winter traffic on an icy road and someone cuts you off but you have no idea how to properly react.
Not knowing the proper reaction in a situation like this can be fatal for you and drivers around you. This is a perfect situation in which you want to have the most information you possibly can.
When your truck breaks down in middle of no man’s land.
Driving through the middle of nowhere all alone isn’t fun. Being stranded while also being responsible for thousands of dollars of cargo, attached to a $100,000-plus truck that belongs to someone else, is way worse. Imagine not knowing what to do in this situation.
Not paying attention in truck driving school can put you in a huge jam when this type of situation comes around. This now puts you at risk, and costing you money. If you didn’t hear your instructor talking about the small set of tools that you should have, then what should be a 15 or 20-minute repair can turn into a long delay.
When you’re taking your CDL Exam.
This is a horrible feeling. Looking at the test questions and knowing that you have no clue what any of the answers are. This just reminds you that you may not be able to pass the exam, delaying your career as a trucker. You want to make sure that you know your stuff and can apply it in the real world.
Don’t worry though. The staff and instructors at United Truck Driving School are here to help make the exam feel like a breeze. After completing your classes, you’ll feel like a pro during your exam!
When you’re at a job you dislike…because you failed your CDL exam.
If you think you can pass the CDL exam without paying attention in class and asking questions, think again. The exam is meant to certify that you will be a safe and reliable driver that can handle situations that may come up on the road. It is intentionally tough. However, the last thing you want is to not pass it and be back at the job that you left. So, study up!
If you really want to become a truck driver, be sure that you’re ready to put in the time and effort. You will be glad you did when you have a long-lasting and successful career.
If you’re ready to get started, then contact us United Truck Driving School today! Our Admissions Reps are ready to answer any questions you have about enrolling, financial aid, or job placement services. Give us a call!