Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What kind of regulatory requirements are there for truck drivers?
1- Know the rules = Class A license.
2- Be healthy and pass a physical test.
3- Don't combine drugs & alcohol with this profession.
4- Know your vehicle; inspect and fix any problems before you drive.
5- Don't be workaholic, stay within required hours.
Q: What is the job outlook for professional truck drivers in the future?
Everything around you is transported by a truck and that will always be true.
Q: Is it true that it is necessary to have at least 1-2 years experience to be hired in the truck driving industry?
There are 3 kind of jobs in trucking:
Over the road (OTR): No experience required, after school companies will train for 25000 miles.
Regional: At least 1-2 years experience.
Local loads (LTL): Some companies require experience and others don’t , like hauling agricultural commodities.
Q: How long is the course?
160 Hours, covered in about six weeks, but if you are a slow learner and you need extra time that is not a problem. Our quality service is guaranteed, you don't pay anything extra, and you only pay once.
Q: How much do truck drivers earn?
It depends on where you work. Big cities and the Bay Area pay more than the Central Valley.
The pay can range hourly from $10-$30. Mileage pay can range from $0.25 to $0.48 per mile.
Pay by load - Hazardous Materials, Cars, Electronics, etc. pay more than Produce and Groceries, but Produce and Groceries are in high demand.
Q: Do you have payment plans available?
Yes, we have all kinds of options, just come to the office and we will give you all of the information.
Q: What organizations have accredited Green Valley Truck?
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.
CHP-DOT
DMV




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