What is involved?
We have a variety of funding programs available including opportunities for full tuition scholarship or reimbursement from employers. To get started, we’ll make arrangements for your:
How is the course laid out?
What is the curriculum?
Classroom InstructionThe classroom portion of our training is designed to prepare you for getting behind the wheel to begin your road training. You will learn a variety of safety measures, discuss techniques and learn proper terms for the equipment.
Range TrainingRange instruction will include training in the coupling and uncoupling of combination units as well as the aspects of placing a commercial motor vehicle in operation. Your CDL training will include safely backing and alley docking the vehicle.
Road TrainingRoad training covers operation of the commercial motor vehicle in the inner city, farm to market roads, & highways. Your CDL class will also include developing skill in passing, turning, backing and parking the commercial motor vehicle.
Apply to CDL Training
CDL Academy provides you with the opportunity to submit one quick application to get started! It only takes one minute to fill out the application. A recruiter will contact you to discuss the program. You are under no obligation to do anything. Click here to learn more and apply:
CDL TRAINING COURSE DESCRIPTION
Class A CDL Curriculum
The CDL training program will consist of 160 total hours of classroom, range and behind the wheel (BTW) activities.
The classroom, range and behind the wheel instruction will include:
- Instruction in the laws and regulations pertaining to the interstate and intrastate commercial motor vehicle operation.
- Both classroom and range training will be conducted on the proper completion of pre-trip and post-trip vehicle and equipment inspections.
- Range instruction will include training in the coupling and uncoupling of combination units.
- Range training will cover the aspects of placing a commercial motor vehicle in operation.
- The proper use of different motor vehicle controls and emergency equipment.
- Operation of the commercial motor vehicle in the inner city, farm to market roads, interstate highways and will include the skills in passing, turning, backing and parking the commercial motor vehicle.
- Extensive training will be given in the skills of braking and slowing the vehicle by means other than the application of the service brakes.
- Extensive training will be conducted in the proper completion of the driver’s daily log book.
- Instruction will also be given in accident prevention, personal health and fitness, and in public relations.
Ready to become a professional driver?
This class will teach you everything you need to know to gain your CDL license. CDL drivers are among the most in-demand workers in our market currently and there are many career opportunities available after acquiring your license with a number of employers locally and nationwide.
CDL Academy graduates enjoy the benefits of our full-time job placement assistance staff, who can put them in touch with the region’s top carriers. We are here to assist you during all school hours by offering our placement services and helping you get started in your new professional truck driving career. CDL Academy’s student services staff is available to you from the moment you enroll.
In addition to great pay, many of the employers we place students with after they complete their CDL training offer benefits such as:
What are the qualifications to get a CDL?
A CDL can be obtained for those who meet the following requirements:
- For in-state driving, you must be at least 18 years old
- Be at least 21 years old to drive interstate (outside of the state lines)
- Have a valid driver’s license.
- Pass a drug screen & DOT physical
What vehicles require a Class A CDL?
Class A CDLs are required for driving:
- Vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of over 26,000 pounds or more
- Combination vehicles weighing over 26,000 pounds and towing units weighing over 10,000 pounds.
- An automobile that can carry 16 or more passengers, including the driver.
- Vehicles requiring hazardous material placards, or vehicles carrying select agents or toxins listed in 42 CFR Part 73.
GET YOUR CDL
Our course is designed to prepare you for success for both completing your testing to receive a learner’s permit as well as your CDL test date. As part of your course, we will assist you every step of the way. Apply now to get started and speak with one of our advisors to learn more.