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Choosing the Right Truck Driving School

CDL Training at Georgia Driving Academy

Updated Jan 25, 2023

Choosing a career as a truck driver has numerous benefits over other professions. Trucking offers great pay and benefits, flexibility and job security, and a regular change of scenery. But earning your CDL requires some schooling, and all truck driving schools and training programs are not created equal.

Here are some important things to look for when choosing a truck driving school:

1. ELDT-Certified Training

Before all else, it’s imperative to look at schools that are ELDT-certified. Any student looking to obtain their Class A or B CDL, or wanting to add an endorsement or upgrade their CDL must go through an approved ELDT-certified training program. This mandate aims to keep inadequately trained students out of the driver seat, creating safer roads. Georgia Driving Academy is currently registered with the FMCSA and has showed we meet and exceed the requirements to become an ELDT Certified CDL school.

2. Tuition Assistance

Truck driving school, like any other type of education, is a big expense, but one with excellent returns. Not everyone can afford to pay out of pocket. Look for a school that offers financial aid. Georgia Driving Academy is TAA and WIA approved, and we certify veterans for their GI Bill® benefits.

3. Variety of Programs

Whether you want to drive a bus or a semi—or both—or you need CDL training or a Refresher Course if you already have a CDL in your pocket. Finding a school that offers a variety of training courses improves your chances of finding your dream job.

4. A proven track record

High-quality instruction and a high level of success in placing graduates in a job should be a major priority when you’re looking for a truck driving school. At Georgia Driving Academy, we’re proud of the highly competent drivers we produce, and so are many companies who seek out our graduates for entry-level positions both at home and across the country.

5. Job Placement Assistance

Completing truck driving instruction is only the first step toward getting your ideal driving job. Choosing a school that offers job placement assistance helps to ensure you get a job right out of school. Georgia Driving Academy works with recruiters from across the state and beyond to help ensure our graduates find an excellent professional driving opportunity.

If you’re looking for a top-notch truck driving school to get you started in a satisfying a trucking career, Georgia Driving Academy is hard to beat.

Contact us today at 1-833-976-0600 to learn about our programs, financial aid options, and our employment partners.