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July 12, 2021

Should You Go to Trucking School in the Winter?

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Winter is coming up, and many young men and women wonder if going to school for truck driving in the winter is a good idea. It’s a fair question. To do your best in your school performance, you need to prioritize the most important things to you and give you the most benefit. I know saying yes or no isn’t a good enough answer for most students who are curious about this topic, and being honest, each person is different, so based on your talents and abilities, you will know if you should go to trucking school in the winter. Take a look at these topics that fit in well with whether trucking school in the winter is right for you. 

Is Holding off on Trucking School Because of the Winter an Excuse?

It sounds like a dumb question, but there are some students out there that put off trucking school as much as possible and use the excuse, “It’s not the right time.” Stop putting it off! If you want to be a truck driver get in and do it. It doesn’t take years and years to train and school for it. In most cases, it’s even less than six months. You might be that person that is unsure of what they want. Uncertain of whether they prefer to be a truck driver. I always like to say; you’ll never know if you don’t try. It’s not like becoming a doctor where your future is set in stone, and once you go to school, that’s your occupation. Give it a feel for a couple of years and move on if it’s not for you, but stop making excuses and pushing everything back. Tomorrow is never here, and your job won’t be either unless you make it a priority today. However, if your fear is having to do with the winter, keep reading to find out if it is right for you. 

Do you want more driving time?

It is so important to have quality driving time with your instructor. If you want as much experience as you can get driving with your instructor, winter might be the best option for you. Here is why. 

Fewer students want to take driving courses in the winter.

With fewer students taking up the calendar, you can prioritize when you want to drive, how often you wish to drive, and you can work around your life schedule. 

Extended time periods

This will also depend on your teacher, but for the most part, you can rest assured that if you need the extra time once your scheduled time is up, your instructor will most likely let you continue your practice. While in other cases, he wouldn’t be able to because of the time crunch. 

Earlier and more Experience

Do you want to get in and get it done so it is off your calendar, and you can get started on your career? Driving in the winter might be your best option, especially if you are the kind of person who likes to get in and get things done. Don’t hold off on your career. Make it happen, and you will be glad you did. 

You are going to be driving in the snow eventually; why not get practice at it? Honestly, in my opinion, it might even make you a better driver because you are so used to driving in harsh weather that the calm weather will feel like a breeze to you. Pun not intended. 

Missing out on the Holidays

As much fun as driving in the winter might be, there are also many holidays in the middle of winter—even one of the most important ones in history. Christmas comes once a year, right in the middle of winter. This means if you are spending a lot of your time at school instead of enjoying time with the family, you may regret it later in life. Either way, make sure to plan some extra time with your family to keep the holidays hopeful. 

That’s it for today, folks. Make sure to stay tuned for our next article!