Blog Posts Tagged with ‘cdl training’

Calming Nerves at Trucking School — Tips for Week 2

So you’ve passed the CDL permit test and the first week of CDL training. Now comes the stressful part — getting in a semi truck for the very first time. Understandably, this can be a very nerve-wracking experience. After all, you’re responsible for controlling 53′ and up to 80,000 pounds of machine. We asked past [...]

4 Survival Tips for the First Week of Trucking School

We’ve heard from C1 Directors about what the first week of class is like, but what about the experience from students’ perspective? The first week of class is crucial to eventually getting a Class A CDL, so it’s important to really utilize the time spent with the classroom instructor and your peers. Here are 4 [...]

The First Big Test — Getting the Class A CDL Permit

Beginning a new career can be nerve-wracking, and sometimes it’s difficult to know what to expect when you get into a classroom for the first time in a decade or more. Today, I’m going to give you some insight on the first big hurdle students will encounter at CDL training — passing the written tests [...]

Why the 1st Day of C1 Trucking School is the Most Important

It’s very normal to be nervous for the first day of CDL training. In fact, it would probably be more unusual if you weren’t! It’s a new, nerve-wracking experience and many students haven’t been in a classroom for many years when they take the leap to get a CDL license. So, what exactly should incoming [...]

Preparing for the 1st Day of C1 Truck Driver Training – Rich’s Tips

The first day of CDL training can be a nerve wracking experience. A common question is usually, “what the heck should I expect?!” This is a great question. Most students haven’t been in the classroom for years or even decades, so it can be a bit stressful to know what to expect. I’m going to [...]

Ask Arthur: What’s the First Day of CDL Training Like at C1 Springfield?

After getting the go-ahead to attend CDL training at C1, incoming students wonder what to expect on the first day. Most students haven’t been in school for years, or even decades, so it can be a little intimidating to return to the school setting for three weeks. Today, I’m going to talk a little bit [...]

IAACE GED Plus Program – Government Funded CDL Training in Indiana

* This is a guest post by Rick Curtis — C1 Truck Driver Training Operations Manager. * Several weeks ago, I was asked to be a featured speaker at the Indiana Association for Adult Continuing Education (IAACE) Conference at the French Lick Resort and Spa in southern Indiana. IAACE is an organization that encourages adult [...]

A Truck Driving Job is in My Blood – Growing Up With Trucks

We often hear the phrase “trucking is in my blood” during and after CDL training. Many students have grown up with parents or relatives in the industry and want to follow in their footsteps and begin a truck driving job themselves. “Trucking is in My Blood” To many people this phrase could mean different things. [...]

How to Succeed During CDL Training – Learn From Your Mistakes

Many students are worried about completing CDL training when they first arrive. Perhaps they’re nervous about driving a vehicle with a manual transmission. There are any number of reasons why students are nervous. Today, I’m going to talk about how to succeed during your time at CDL training. First of all, you must listen to [...]

C1 Truck Driver Training Experience – What CDL Training is Like

We get a lot of questions on what our truck driver training program is like, so today I decided to sit down and discuss our staff and teaching methods with you all. C1 Staff Experience At C1 Truck Driver Training in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the instructors have an accumulated total of over 200 years of [...]