If you want to choose truck driving as your career, joining a driving school is a necessity. A basic training in driving will help you to get your Commercial Driving License (CDL). High school courses in driver's education and automobile mechanics will also help. There are many private and public schools which offer training to drive tractors and trailers. Trainees learn to drive in busy crowded streets and highway, learn the driving rules and regulations, and also to inspect their trucks and freights. However, these schools do not provide much experience in actual driving. In order to achieve this experience, it is recommended that one work as an assistant to a certified and experienced driver. Only the roads can teach you the basics.

Completing one such training does not guarantee a job always, though demand for good, educated driver is high and on the rise. Some companies have strict criteria and therefore might not accept the training provided by many schools. So it is important to check if the school's training meets the industry standards and guidelines for training tractor-trailer drivers.

Most Companies give a formal 1-2 hours training to beginners. Training is also provided to handle electronic gadgets, software etc. Special training is also provided for carrying hazardous materials. The new recruits are also briefed on the company's policies or products.

At times drivers also work as sales people. Along with maintaining good customer relationships, drivers are expected to be proficient in maneuvering machines. This job also requires that drivers handle these situations in a professional manner with self-confidence, tact and presence of mind. Self-motivated and responsible drivers definitely succeed.

The following is a list of Truck driving schools:

Roehl Driver Training
All-American Truck Driving School and CDL Training Guide
Diesel Truck Driver Training School, INC.
Midwest Coast Transport Truck Driver School
Lake Superior College Diesel Truck Driving
 CDL America.com
Atlantic Transport Training Academy
CDL Testing Services
United States Truck Driving School
Illinois Valley Community College Truck Driver Training
Professional Truck Driver Institute, Inc.
Smith & Soloman Truck Driving Schools
CDT Truck Driving Schools
Alliance Tractor-Trailer Training Centers
Best Trucking Schools
NTTS National Tractor Trailer School
National Truck Driving School in Colorado
Atlantic Transport Training Academy
5th Wheel Training
Transportation Skills Program and Hazmat Training
America's Driving Force
The CDL School
Western Pacific Truck School
Tri State Semi Driver Training Schools
American Truck Driving School Directory
Sage Technical Service and Professional Truck Driving Schools
Western Pacific Truck Driving Schools
Roadmaster Drivers School
New England Tractor Trailer Training School
Pittsburgh Diesel Institute
Big Rig Truck Driving School
National Truck Drivers School in Florida
Ohio Truck Driving Schools
Georgia Driving Academy