In an article posted by JDNews, Amanda Thames writes about Miller-Motte College's CDL program in Jacksonville, NC. People often have the misconception that truck drivers are uneducated, but she goes behind the scenes and finds that trucks aren't easy to drive; It takes highly skilled people to do the job.
Drivers have to know every inch of their truck, which hauls a trailer that's 48 to 53 feet long and filled with important goods. Before students are allowed on the road, they must know how to change lanes, reverse and make turns, in addition to the 118 parts and tests they have to verbally acknowledge before they can put the truck in drive. She wrote that many of the students who come through the program at Miller Motte later say that they have a lot more respect for truck drivers after gaining an understanding of what they do.
CDL instructors ask that other drivers on the road have some patience around trucks. Remember that these trucks are built differently than smaller vehicles and are much harder to maneuver.
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