The direct path to achieve your goals
The CDL School is a leader in all of its markets, this is due in part to our program design. Our programs are designed to be affordable in time and money.
These programs have proven themselves to be effective for tens of thousands of students over the years. Please consult with one of our representatives either in person or via the telephone to determine which program will achieve YOUR goals.
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CDL Skills Exam, 3 parts 3rd party administered, test scheduling, vehicle provided, and driver escort day of the exam. In FL the 3PT test fee is $750 inclusive of all above, re-test or partial exam is $250 as of 1/1/19
CDL Skills Test Review 12 hour program designed to prepare applicants for the CDL Skills Exam. This program includes: 4 hour CLT class (P-001 program) and 8 hours of vehicle maneuvering practice on our driving range area, in a group instruction format, and a CDL Skills exam.
12 HoursTalk to a Specialist
40 Hour CLT program. May be completed over the course of 5 days full-time. Includes on-road driving practice and coupling and uncoupling. Ideal for former drivers who need a refresher certification. This program includes: 4 hour CLT class (P-001 program) and 36 hours of vehicle maneuvering practice on our driving range area, in a group instruction format, and a CDL Skills exam.
40 HoursTalk to a Specialist
80 Hour Program designed to prepare a student for the CDL Knowledge and Skill tests. Students will receive instruction on the CDL Knowledge exam and In Vehicle skills for the successful completion of the CDL Skills exam. This course includes 32 hours of classroom training and 48 hours of in vehicle instruction
80 HoursTalk to a Specialist
100 hours of training designed to prepare an individual for entry level employment within the industry. May be completed in a FT or PT format – ideal for students with limited time for training and who want to work locally in tri-county area. Requires a start date.
100 HoursTalk to a Specialist
120 hours of training designed to prepare an individual for entry level employment within the industry. May be completed in a FT or PT format – ideal for students with limited time for training and who want to work locally in tri-county area.
120 HoursTalk to a Specialist
160 hours of training designed to prepare an individual for entry level employment within the industry. May be completed in a FT or PT format. Includes pre-screening and pre-hiring services. Applicants must submit a completed school application to be accepted by the admissions panel. See your representative for details on the course syllabus.
160 HoursTalk to a Specialist
180 hour program. The purpose of this program is to train an individual who has no Commercial Motor Vehicle experience for employment within the national ground transportation industry. This program was created in response to demand from industry employers and regulators for more education and training of new drivers. This program may be completed in a FT or PT format. It includes pre-screening and pre-hiring services. Applicants must submit a completed school application to be accepted by the admissions panel. See your representative for details on the course syllabus.
180 HoursTalk to a Specialist
The purpose of this program is to train an individual who has no straight truck/bus driving experience for their CDL Class B or BPS skills exam. This course consists of a total of 60 hours, 40 hours of classroom training, 20 hours of vehicle training including the CDL Class B (BPS) Skills exam. This is a great starting point for entering the transportation industry.
60 HoursTalk to a Specialist
10 sessions of classroom practice for the CDL written exam, OR 21 days days access online.
8 hours of classroom practice for the CDL written exam. CD ROM for test prep for the written exam
8 HoursTalk to a Specialist
2 hour manual transmission lesson in a manual equipped vehicle of your choice
2 HoursTalk to a Specialist
4 hours of range and vehicle maneuvering practice
4 HoursTalk to a Specialist
Entry Level Driver Training – Federally required training for all new drivers, since 2003. 4 hour class live or online
4 HoursTalk to a Specialist
Advanced Driving Maneuvers – Defensive Driving
Hours of Service class designed to familiarize you and your employees with the Hours of service regulations
Basic Hazardous materials training and safety awareness.
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We help prepare you to get your class a CDL Drivers licence in 4 weeks
Truck Drivers must hold an interstate Class A CDL License to drive their tractor-trailers on trips across state lines. Truck Driving Schools, like The CDL School, help prepare you to get your Class A CDL Drivers license in 4 weeks. Once you have your Class A CDL, you are ready to head to your new employer for additional training and onboarding.Apply Now
How DOES it work?
Schedule an exam
Study your CDL manual or take training
Show up for your test and pass
Go to the DMV to obtain your CDL
Which type of CDL
License Do I Need?
Since April 1992, all drivers must have a Commercial Drivers License or CDL to drive a Commercial Motor Vehicle. Tractor-trailers require advanced skills and knowledge above and beyond those needed to drive a car or other lightweight vehicle.
You need a Class A
To operate any combination of vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is over 10,000 pounds. Vehicles requiring a Class A CDL license are primarily tractor-trailers driving long distances.
You need a Class B
To operate any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds. Vehicles requiring a Class B CDL license may include buses, dump trucks, tow trucks, delivery trucks, and garbage trucks.
why the cdl school?
The CDL School is highly respected by the industry. In over 30 years of operation, we have proudly trained over 150,000 men and women to get their Class A CDL. We are committed to helping future truckers pass the CDL knowledge and skills tests and get their new careers in a few short weeks
Here are some benefits you’ll enjoy as a The CDL School student:
From the classroom to the practice pad, The CDL School provides a safety-focused CDL training program that helps you prepare for a career as an entry-level truck driver.
All equipment types available for training
These are available at all our locations. You will learn how to drive these modern trucks to prepare to enter the truck driving industry.
Top-Notch Practice Equipment and Facilities
Our truck driver training schools include spacious classrooms and computer labs, specially designed field-driving courses, and late-model tractor-trailers exclusively for student training.
These classes focus on Class A CDL license knowledge and skills.
Multiple Training Locations
The CDL School is a hands-on truck driving school with multiple campuses located across the United States.
Many locations allow you to take your CDL License exam right at the school. Some states, however, require you to take the test at their site.
Trucking Company Representatives
Trucking companies send representatives to our schools looking to hire our graduates. They will explain what pay and benefits packages they offer to compare your career options.
Job Placement Assistance
We help our students find work before they even finish school. You may be pre-hired by a trucking company before you even graduate!
Financial Assistance is available for those who qualify
We work with students with all types of credit histories to help them pay for school.
Troops Into Transportation?
Troops Into Transportation is an initiative created by The CDL School and its partner trucking companies.
- To place a meaningful number of service members annually into positions in the ground transportation industry.
- To be the primary conduit for service members to enter the transportation industry by 2015.
- To be the primary source for carriers seeking to hire military personnel.
- To help a meaningful number of service members obtain their CDL license each year.
- 1st year earnings of $38,000-$45,000
- Full benefits package: medical, holiday, vacation, retirement.
- 2nd year earnings $50,000+
- Offer diverse career advancement opportunities by leveraging military skills and knowledge.
- Owner operator opportunities after 6 months.
Job First Program
Unlike traditional higher-education or vocational programs we are a Job-First program. Service members apply for acceptance and an employability determination is made.
Only then are they scheduled for training and immediate placement upon graduation.
HIGH demand for qualified entry-level drivers
This demand is increasing and exists because of:
- Many manufacturing jobs have been off-shored; consequently the US imports more consumer products,which need to be shipped and delivered by truck.
- Just in Time Delivery. More trucks are needed to serve as warehousing for our national supply chain.
- Experienced drivers are retiring and new drivers are needed to replace them.
- CNN reported in October 2011, some 400,000 qualified drivers will be required in the next few years.
More job opportunities
These jobs provide you with options for career progression such as becoming:
- A driver trainer for new drivers coming in the industry.
- An owner operator, giving you the opportunity to have your own business under the large umbrella of a major carrier.
- An employee in the carrier’s terminal, in logistics, recruitment and administration.
- A local or dedicated driver once you have obtained intial experience of 3-6 months.
- NO RELOCATION is necessary.
get a lot of options in the industry
Your options to get into the industry are:
- To apply for admission and be pre-hired for the job, once you complete the certified training course and earn your diploma and your CDL you will go straight to work. This can happen in less than 30 days from now.
- You can select one of our other VA approved training programs, which will give you the qualifications to enter the industry, and obtain your CDL Class A, B, Bus license.
- If you are an existing CDL Holder, we can have you pre-hired and then certify you in an abbreviated program to meet your new employer’s requirements.