As a truck driver, your rig is your livelihood. Because most professional drivers get paid by the mile or by the delivery, any setbacks or issues with your truck can end up costing you hundreds of thousands of dollars. When you enroll in a Tucson truck driving school, you’ll learn how to keep your truck safe and functional. In the meantime, start thinking about these important truck maintenance tips as you gear up to take your Arizona CDL exam.
Make Sure Your Truck is Road Worthy
Before you hit the road, it’s important that you perform a thorough pre-trip inspection of your truck and trailer. It can take between 30 and 45 minutes to complete a thorough pre-trip inspection, but it’s far less time consuming than sitting on the side of the road waiting for a repair truck. A good pre-trip inspection will also ensure that your vehicle is safe to operate, which is important for your own safety and the safety of everyone else on the road.
Look, Listen, and Feel for Problems
Just because you graduate from truck driving school doesn’t mean you will be qualified to work on your own rigs. But after all the hours you spend behind the wheel, you will definitely know how to spot when something is wrong with your truck. If you ever notice a problem or suspect that something isn’t right, have it checked out as soon as possible. Most times it might be nothing, but the one time you choose to ignore a problem it may result in a timely (and costly) breakdown or worse.
If you have the desire for a new career, HDS Truck Driving Institute can help. We provide comprehensive CDL prep and driver training at our Tucson truck driving school. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. We invite you and your family to one of our open house events to meet our instructors, tour our facilities, and learn why we are the premier Tucson CDL school. For additional information, please call us at 877-205-2141