What are the general requirements for admission to trucking schools?


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Admission requirements for most truck driving schools in the United States require students to be at least 21 years old to drive interstate and have a valid state drivers license with a good driving record. Other admissions requirements vary, depending on the truck driving school.

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Prime Inc. truck driving school requires applicants to pass a physical that meets Federal Motor Carrier Safety Standards. The medical examination includes testing for blood pressure, eyesight and hearing, and applicants with diabetes must show proof the disease is under control. Applicants to Prime Inc. must qualify for a hazmat endorsement and be able to acquire a U.S. passport and a Transportation Identification Worker Credential card.

Roadmaster Driving School applicants can be as young as 18 years of age, but students younger than 21 are only qualified to drive intrastate. A Social Security card or photo identification card are acceptable forms of identification. Applicants must be free of drugs and agree to submit to random drug testing during commercial drivers license training. Roadmaster accepts applicants who can fluently read, speak and understand English.

To be accepted at C. R. England truck driving school, applicants must provide the school with a thorough employment history, including contact phone numbers of previous employers. Applicants must pass a mandatory drug test and a road test.

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