On Real EQUIPMENT
Since you will test in a truck and work in a truck you should spend as much time in one as possible. This is more expensive for us than sitting you in front of a computer, but it is better for your development. Daly’s strives to ensure that you practice on the same equipment you will test on and go to work in, which is why – from the yard and road training to testing and eventual employment – we try to put you in late model equipment. Our equipment is the same equipment used by companies we send graduates to for employment.
At Daly’s, we are constantly updating our fleet of training equipment. When you go to work, you are more likely to feel at home in the equipment you have already been operating.
We have vehicles as new as 2013 and 2015 model year. This is very important for transitioning into the workforce. The differences between current equipment and older equipment can be dramatic, so we want to make sure you are not caught off guard by the recent updates in technology. Daly’s Truck Driving School is able to get you in late model equipment with current regen systems, which are preferred by most carriers. We recommend you visit as many other truck schools as possible before you come to see us. After seeing what the other schools’ equipment and the facility look like most people choose Daly’s Truck Driving School.
Daly’s Truck Driving School built a custom facility in 2008. This facility is built for CDL training from the start. We have permanent shelters on the yard for the heat or the rain and most importantly 6 acres of asphalt for training purposes. There are 2 full-size state testing carousels on the lot as well. The facility is in some cases 3 times as large as our competitors who usually will train on rock or dirt lots. This may seem like a small difference but the way a commercial vehicle backs on rocks and dirt vs the way it backs on asphalt are night and day.
Besides the initial cost of building the proper training yard, asphalt is much more expensive to train on because it causes the tires to wear out at a much faster rate than rock or dirt. This is an area Daly’s Truck Driving School chooses not to save money. The best thing for a student, hands down, is to train on pavement because the state exam will be on pavement.
We want you to visit several other schools before you come to visit Daly’s Truck Driving School. We are so confident you will see the dramatic difference between a family-owned business investing in the future by doing what is right for our students now. Saving money is fine but this is an area where you get what you pay for. Maybe most importantly, we believe your shoes should never get muddy during training. Come see our facility after you have seen your other options and we believe you will choose Daly’s Truck Driving School.