August 25, 2012
Written by Ben Santucci
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Things to consider when selecting a school
There are certain things that will make a good truck driving school stand out from a mediocre one. Some things to look for include:
Accreditation – a good school will have sought out accreditation by an agency approved by the MTO;
Cost – consider the cost of the school in relation to the number of hours behind the wheel, and look for hidden fees that may not be included, such as obtaining a permit, drug screening, insurance, and more;
Drive time – you should have at least 44 hours of actual driving time, not including observation time;
Equipment – well-maintained recent model tractors and trailers, including weighted trailers;
Facilities – clean classrooms with audio-visual capabilities and tools of the trade;
Instructors – teaching staff should have at least three years of driving experience, as well as educational experience;
Placement assistance – while no school can guarantee you a job, they can provide you with assistance in finding one after graduation;
Program length – a good truck driving school will be at least a month long to provide you with adequate drive time;
Student to truck ratio – the best schools will place just one student per truck, giving you individualized attention.
What Makes North American Transport Driving Academy Your Best Choice?
A dedication to quality education combined with a unique and strong placement program!
If you really want to be a successful and safe commercial driver you’ll train at North American! Other “commercial training providers” will tell you it can’t be done; that you just have to “go over the road” for at least the first two years!
North American Transport Driving Academy has been placing drivers in both local and over the road positions for years and we have actual Grad payroll to prove it.
Just ask Ben to show you the numbers on your visit to North American!