How Do You Become a Truck Driver for Central?


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To become a driver for Central, you need to satisfy entry requirements. Because Central holds high driving standards, you must also meet background qualifications applicable to the trucking industry. After meeting entry requirements, you must pass relevant examinations at an approved location to graduate.

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On the first day before admission, you must have a valid driving license. Because Central offers a compulsory training program, you must prove completion of the program by possessing an Oklahoma Commercial Driver’s License.

Prior to scheduling a class, you must undergo a DOT physical and obtain a Class A learner’s permit. You must pass the Department of Motor Vehicle's General Knowledge, Air Brakes and Combination Vehicle examinations to get a Class A learner’s permit. If you come from a different state, you must provide a certified copy of your birth certificate to pass the legal residency verification check. You must be 21 years old to obtain full admission; otherwise, you must drive within the state until you are 21 years.

Because English is the official language at Central, you must be proficient in speaking, reading and writing this language. Additionally, you must meet physical requirements, including an absence of structural defects. If you have diabetes or hypertension, you are disqualified. You must also pass a substance abuse test.

You must not have a chargeable accident record from the three years prior to admission. If you have a record of reckless driving, including three or more convictions during the three years prior to admission, you do not qualify.

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