-Are you interested in Solo or Team?
-What type Tractor would you like or does it matter: Day Cab, 6 or 10 wheel(Two or Three Axle), Flat Top, Mid Roof, Walk-in Condo, -Freightliner, Peterbilt, Kenworth, Volvo, International, Ford, Mack??
-Do you want to drive an "Auto"shift, or a Manual Trans., and if Manual what Gear Pattern--9,10, 13 15, 18, 21??
-Are you interested in OTR (Long Haul) or local (within 500 miles of starting point), or Regional (a slight combination of both mentioned)??
-What specific Trailer do you prefer: Reefer, Dry Van, Flatbed, Stepdeck, Dropdeck, Tanker( food or other)?? These Trailers are available in 45', 48' and 53' with some states offering longer versions of Dry Vans.
-Trailer ride: Air or Spring??
-Spread Axles or Close Ratio Axles??
-Inside Truck: Do you want all the amenities available such as: Inverter, T. V., Refridgerator, Microwave, etc.??
-Does the color of the Truck matter? If so, buy your own Truck and absorb the headaches thereof.
>One CAN apply for a Commercial Drivers License Permit BEFORE attending ANY Driving School or Course, however I speak not for ALL states nor all courses.
>There ARE College courses available in most if not all states that are cheaper than the Training "schools" that charge a LOT for seemingly nothing. There are some Driver Training Schools that ARE decent and one is Schneider.
>You will most likely ride/drive with a Trainer for at least one month and some companies require longer times.
>It is merely dependent upon how quickly you acquire knowledge: the quicker you learn, the quicker you'll be rolling Solo or Team, whichever you prefer.
<I hope this has helped you in some way or another.>
I hope the BEst of WELLness 2-u-n-urs-n ALL adventures!!