Cost of Education

Most positions within the driving industry do not require specific trucking-related training, as most training takes place on the job. "However, if you are interested in becoming a professional driver, you will need to have a Class A/1 licence (depending on where you live ) and be formally trained by a truck driver training school."

The cost of schooling ranges widely, from programs costing as a little as a few thousand dollars to driving schools that offer more extensive training and cost between $8,000 and $12,000. The length of the program and the school you choose both play an important role in determining your driving future, as top carriers tend to align themselves with reputable training schools. Graduating from the right institute can also have an impact on your insurance in the form of a premium reduction, so be sure to check with different insurance companies to see which schools they recommend.