Driving a truck is one of the professions that need certain requirements to be able to carry it out. To be a truck driver, you must have a special driver’s license and skills that everyone
Driving a truck is one of the professions that need certain requirements to be able to carry it out. To be a truck driver, you must have a special driver’s license and skills that everyone does not have.
We tell you in Chris Shilling Transport Training what you should keep in mind if you have in mind to drive a truck in the future. You will have to take out your truck card and have several things in mind.
To be able to access the truck card you must have met a series of requirements beforehand. You must be of legal age and not have the right to drive to start. With this in order, you must pass a medical certificate, like any driver’s license, and have taken your B class driver’s license before.
As we explained in our post about the types of driving license, to drive a truck you will need a type C license in any of its variants: C1, C, CE or C1E. To overcome it, in addition to the theoretical exam, you must pass a practical test with the part in a closed circuit and another in real traffic.
Not only that, in addition to the license to drive a Type-C truck, a 140-hour the course must be taken and an exam must be passed to obtain the CAP or Certificate of Professional Aptitude. This exam must be renewed every five years since it is intended for active truck drivers and is focused on the continuous training of truck drivers.
Requirements to drive a truck
Among the tips for truckers that we have given you on other occasions, remember that you need patience. Being a truck driver is not easy, you spend many hours alone and you must have a high capacity for concentration. The attention must always be on the road. If you also circulate through the Network of Itineraries of Dangerous Goods, be more careful and protect yourself from the substances you transport.
It is a very sedentary job, so it will be important to take care of health and lead a moderately healthy life.
Remember that if you are a truck driver and you are looking for secure car parks for trucks in Newcastle, in CSTT we can help you. In our truck parking in Newcastle, you can rest easy for the safety of your vehicle. Of course, keep in mind that not all merchandise is accepted in these car parks. Trucks carrying dangerous goods classes of categories 1, 4, 7 and toxic waste may not park in this type of parking.
If you are thinking of taking your license for a truck and venturing on the road, consider these requirements to drive a truck.
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