Do Truck Drivers Receive any Special Training?

April 23rd, 2013 by Michael Guajardo

Not really.  As long as a driver has a commercial drivers license, most trucking companies will consider that enough training.  State and Federal regulations have certain criteria that truck drivers are supposed to meet, but a lot of trucking companies ignore those regulations.  Some companies will do a short driving test with the newly hired driver, but that’s typically just someone riding around with the new driver for a very short period of time to make sure the driver knows the basic operations.  It is by no means any specialized training. The bottom line is that a large number of truckers on the roadway do not have sufficient training to drive an 18 wheeler safely.