Plenty of folks entering truck driving school are already in the workforce. It isn’t as hard as you’d think to earn your CDL while still working a full-time or part-time job. Remember that CDL training programs don’t last nearly as long as a college degree program. In fact, they aren’t even as long as one semester of college classes. It’s possible to earn your CDL in just four weeks, but you can also space out your training program to accommodate your day job.
Figure out where your time is going.
Have you been putting off enrolling in truck driving school because you never seem to have enough time to get everything done? It’s time to take a closer look at where your time is actually going. For a few days, carry a small notebook with you everywhere you go. Write down every activity you do and how long it takes you. Yes, that includes checking email and social media. After a few days, you can identify the activities that are subtly stealing away your time.
Make a time budget.
Just like a fiscal budget, a time budget can help you stay on track by trimming away unnecessary time expenses, leaving you better able to enroll in a CDL training program to kick off your new career. Unlike fiscal budgets, everyone starts with the same amount of time. From 24 hours, subtract your sleeping time, day job hours, and commuting time. Subtract your other major activities, like self-care time and family obligations. Is there enough time leftover to take a CDL class or two?
Ask for help.
One of the perks of the short-term nature of CDL training is that family and friends are more willing to lend a hand to give you the extra time you need for your classes. Don’t be shy about asking a trusted person to pick up the kids from school now and then, or to handle an errand so you can study your course materials.
When you enroll in Phoenix Truck Driving Institute, you could be ready to start your new career in as few as four weeks! We are a leading CDL school located in Phoenix, with new classes starting every other Monday. Give us a call today at (877) 295-5372 to discuss our available training schedules.