So, you’ve booked your lessons as part of your journey to qualify as a truck driver, but now you are wondering what to expect. The many different stages involved in qualification can make the learning process seem rather confusing. Here are a few things you should expect to encounter in your practical lessons.

Reversing exercises

As well as learning about the basics of being able to drive a large vehicle, you will be taught a variety of different reversing techniques. As truck drivers are often required to navigate tight spaces, this skill will help to prepare you for such eventualities.

Practice on different road types

Not every road which truck drivers have to use is of a smooth terrain like the motorway. You will need to practise driving on rocky surfaces as well as steep hills and inclines in order to show that you are a confident and skilled driver, which is all part of the preparation for the practical test.

Learning on and off-road regulations

Your lessons will also help you to be aware of the regulations of truck driving both on and off the road. From speed to parking regulations, your lessons will provide you with a comprehensive understanding to help you drive safely.

Learning rules as a driver

As well as learning rules relating to the vehicle itself, your lessons will teach you about the rules you need to follow as a driver. This will cover all areas such as the maximum number of hours you can drive for per day and the amount of training needed to stay qualified.

If you are an aspiring truck driver located in the Swindon area, contact Truck School Swindon today. We offer a variety of courses to help develop your driving ability and can help you with every stage of the process, from finance to qualification.