If you want to become a professional truck driver and live in Rutland, Addison and Bennington Counties, all roads to this type of career-training lead to the Stafford Driver Training School in Rutland, Vermont.
The United States Department of Labor estimates a rapidly growing nationwide need for qualified commercial truck drivers. New drivers generally start on panel trucks or other small straight trucks to gain experience and hone the professional skills that are necessary to advance to larger and heavier trucks and eventually tractor-trailers. The CDL Training Program at Stafford Technical Center is designed to prepare students for a career as a commercial truck driver. The program provides in-depth classroom instruction as well as practice range and over-the-road driving. Student drivers will learn basic vehicle operation, safe operating practices, standard industry-approved protocol for vehicle maintenance, and non-vehicle based skills including trip planning, cargo handling, and customer relations.
Many regional and national long-haul carriers have training programs available to augment the exceptional CDL-A and CDL-B training that students receive at the SDTS. Other newly licensed drivers elect to purchase their own vehicle and go into business for themselves hauling privately for construction companies, retailers, or waste management concerns in Vermont. Still other drivers find themselves advancing to careers in the transportation field such as logistics manager, dispatcher, or as employer-based driver trainers.
No matter what area of commercial driving you are exploring, the road to a new career in trucking begins in Rutland at the Stafford Driver Training School…so climb aboard!