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12 Questions to Ask Before Truck Driving Lessons

If you are looking to take up trucking driving lessons, you will discover that there are numerous driving schools in Toronto. It will be similar to finding a needle in a haystack!

So, how do you go about it?
The answer is quite simple. When looking for a good truck driving school, it is imperative that you find answers to certain important questions. Ask the right ones and proceed with your lessons if you feel the answers are satisfactory.

Here are 12 mandatory questions to ask before starting your lessons.

1). What are your credentials and certifications?

This is the most important aspect of deciding which school to choose. This is how you determine whether it is a genuine teaching place or not. Check if the school is properly licensed.

2). How long ago was the school established?

People have varied notions in this regard. On one hand, some are of the view that a new establishment will strive to make their place. Hence, they will be more dedicated. On the other hand, some feel that the older the school, the better, because experience in the field matters a lot.
You can choose your side and decide accordingly.

3). What is the cost of each course?

The effect of the answer to this question will be different for everybody depending on your budget. However, you must ensure that you get your money’s worth.

4). About the vehicles:

You should ask questions like –

  • What kind of trucks are used for the teaching purpose?
  • How many trucks are there presently?
  • How technologically advanced are the vehicles?

5). What techniques are used?

This will determine how easily you can cope up with their teachings and whether you will be able to learn anything at all. Will you dread the truck driving lessons (because of their methods) or look forward to it; this will be the deciding factor here. Moreover, it will depend on your grasping power.

6). About the instructors:

  • Make sure to ask the following set of questions about the trainers.
  • How many instructors does the school have?
  • What are their qualifications?
  • How experienced are they in the trucking field?

Ask if you can get to witness an ongoing session, it will be helpful for you to make a decision.

7). What is the pass percentage?

No school has a 100% rate. But then it shouldn’t be too low either. This tells you how successful the instructors are at their job. A good school will definitely have a good rate which will be shared proudly with the public.

8). What is the strength of each class?

There shouldn’t be too many students crammed up in a single session. This will hinder your learning. Furthermore, one on one teaching definitely helps in the long run. So, the average number of students in each session must not be very high.

9). What is the duration of the course?

Duration of the course shouldn’t be too long (it will be expensive and get dull) or too short (you cannot risk not learning all the important details). Thus, make sure that you get to comprehend all the necessary lessons in an appropriate period.

10).What are the timings?

Be sure to know about the timings of classes, whether they have part-time or full-time classes and if they are flexible with timings.

11). Do they provide placement assistance?

After you get done with your driving lessons, you will end up with a question in mind:
What next now?
So, it is better to choose a driving school which will provide you with some good job opportunities.

12). What about refund options?

Find out the details about the instances when the school gives you a refund. Make sure you know what to do in case you find yourself to be in a genuine position wherein you are forced to leave the course before completion.

It is a non-negotiable fact that you must choose a school not just based on its prices but also based on all the factors mentioned above. Be sure to ask around with all these elements in mind and select your truck driving school accordingly. This will ensure you a successful career as a truck driver after you finish the required driving lessons.

For any information on driving lessons in Toronto, do not hesitate to give us a call at 416 222 4190. We will be happy to guide you.

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