How to Start a Truck Driving Training School Business

by Martin

There are many questions that arise when you consider starting your very own truck driving school. In fact, there are so many that most people do not consider going through with the idea once they find out what all is involved in getting it started.

There are a few things that you will need to consider first so that you can decide if your decision will work out or not before you get too involved in the idea, and it turns out you weren’t as ready as you might have thought you were.

The first thing you are going to need to do is write up a business plan and find the financial backing for your training project. You might be able to qualify for government or state loans in order to help you finance your business, or you might be able to find backers that will help you out. Whatever way you go, this is an expensive aspect to undertake, and you will need to make sure that you have the money before moving any further. Once you know you have the money, you will need to find out what it will take to get an instructors permit through your state DMV office.

Once you have your money and you have your permit, you will need a place to hold your classes. Finding a building that has adequate space for a few offices and a classroom space that will hold 10 to 20 students is extremely important. You can’t just hold these classes out of your own garage, after all, and you will need a place to park your truck, or trucks, depending on how big you want to go with this.

Supplies are going to be a big aspect of your business as well and this includes the semi-truck and trailer that you will be using for training. You will need to get training manuals and various classroom supplies as well in order to help your students feel at ease and lower the cost for them to come to you for training.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Linda July 16, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Excellent info here, Martin.

Do you currently have your own trucking school?

Linda

Kathy Dobson July 17, 2011 at 8:04 am

Hi Martin,

Well, I must admit I don’t know much about truck driving myself…but my brother is a truck driver and so I am sure he would have appreciated a site like this that guides you through the process of obtaining your CDL license when he was starting the process.

Very valuable info for anyone interested in this field of work.
Congratulations on offering something so interesting and helpful. I’ve browsed around a bit and it seems you have covered the subject well!
Kathy

Martin July 17, 2011 at 8:25 am

Hi Linda,

No, I don’t have my own trucking school, not yet :)

Thanks for the visit and for the comment!

Martin

Martin July 17, 2011 at 8:26 am

HI Kathy,

Thanks for visiting and for your kind words, I am happy that you learned something new by reading my blog!

Martin

Mouh July 19, 2011 at 5:40 am

You’ll have it one day, Martin. :)

Martin July 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm

I hope so Mouh :)

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