Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (301) 355-5007

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What to Expect When Enrolling for Professional Driver Courses?

Hate being cooped up in a stuffy office, feel like you are being boxed in? If this is how you feel when you go to work every day, then maybe you need to be free and out on the open roads? If you love to drive, consider taking professional driver courses. To learn more continue reading the post of Cdl Training - Mr. George's Driving School.

Anyone looking to pursue a career in the trucking industry is required by law to obtain specialized licensure and training. Practical driving lessons are important when preparing new drivers for this type of work. You should expect to spend several hours behind the wheel of a big rig, where you will learn firsthand everything to do about the safe operating procedures. Most driving programs will include instruction on delivery procedures, defensive driving, navigation, and basic maintenance jobs.

Driving a tractor-trailer is completely different than driving small passenger vehicles. Most trucks will come with manual transmissions and specialized braking systems which are controlled in a manner that is wholly unique to these larger vehicles. A new truck driver can expect to spend several hours learning everything about these new systems, both in a classroom and behind the wheel of the truck. In addition to studying brake and transmission systems, and learning the mechanics behind each of their operations.

A driving student will be taught by an experienced instructor on how to switch the engine on, shift gears, reverse and to make turns. They will learn about the methods used to observe their surroundings using specialized mirrors. Because large vehicles do need more time to stop and more room to make turns, new drivers will spend a considerable amount of time driving on enclosed courses in order to perfect their techniques. Once they have shown competence to operate these vehicles in controlled settings, they will then be permitted to drive on public roads under the watchful eye of the instructor.

If you would like to know more about our professional driver courses or to book an appointment, please call us at (301) 355-5007 today, we are based in Gaithersburg, MD.