I've just completed day 2 of training. The first week is classroom training so I can get my Class A permit. Week two and three are actual driving in a big rig. So far so good. Class is scheduled from 7am til 5pm. I'm learning a lot more about this industry by talking with several other students that have been in the industry. This particular school offers refresher courses for those that have been out of the driving seat for several years. Lucky me, I can pick their brains about the goods and bads.
Like anything, I'm learning that you must ask questions and do your homework. There are a lot of variables you need to know about when researching what company you want to work for after training. Determine what is important to you and then weigh that against what the company will offer. Money isn't everything, but for me it is a big part. Just know that you should plan on staying with your first company for at least 2 years, otherwise it can look bad on you as an employee. I'll update again once I've taken my written test scheduled for this Saturday morning. Wish me luck.