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The First Year as a New Truck Driver | The Training Process and Beyond

Posted on by Paige Selbo

If you are in search for paid driver training that can help you get off to a great start in your truck driving career, you can check out the opportunities we offer at H.O. Wolding. Your first year as a truck driver will be filled with new experiences. It is important to understand the training process so you know what to expect.

Benefits of Paid Training for Truck Driving Jobs

When you can receive paid truck-driver training, you can save a significant amount of money at the outset. This is a great option for those who are not able to pay for truck driving school, or do not have the necessary access to financing to pay for the training. When the trucking carrier pays for your training, they may cover not only the training itself, but also the transportation to the training facility, and any required housing. The training you receive may last for a few weeks.

When you enter your position as a truck driver, you can expect to receive certain benefits, including sufficient home time and vacation time, health plan benefits, driver manager, and sign on bonus.

What to Expect

Prior to signing up with the company to enter into training that will put you on a path to becoming a full-time truck driver, it is important to understand what will be expected of you during this period of time. In addition to the training you receive, the company may expect you to provide services for the company.

If you sign a contract with the trucking carrier to provide services, but you failed to meet the requirements of the contract, you may be required to reimburse the company for the costs of training and associated expenses. Under certain arrangements, you may be required to stay with the company that trained you for a certain period of time in order to pay off your training and avoid financial penalties. In addition, you can enhance the look of your resume by working for the first company that trained you for at least your contract period of time.

If you are looking for driver training opportunities that will set you up for a long-term position with a premier trucking carrier, call us today at 800.950.0054, use our contact form to get in touch with an H.O. Wolding recruiter. You may also check out the truck driving jobs we have available on our website.

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