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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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10 sessions of classroom practice for the CDL written exam, OR 21 days days access online.

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8 hours of classroom practice for the CDL written exam. CD ROM for test prep for the written exam

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2 hour manual transmission lesson in a manual equipped vehicle of your choice

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4 hours of range and vehicle maneuvering practice

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Entry Level Driver Training – Federally required training for all new drivers, since 2003. 4 hour class live or online

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Advanced Driving Maneuvers – Defensive Driving

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Hours of Service class designed to familiarize you and your employees with the Hours of service regulations

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Basic Hazardous materials training and safety awareness.

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GET READY FOR YOUR
CDL skills test

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.

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How DOES it work?

  • Schedule an exam

    Schedule an exam

  • Study your CDL manual or take training

    Study your CDL manual or take training

  • Show up for your test and pass

    Show up for your test and pass

  • Go to the DMV to obtain your CDL

    Go to the DMV to obtain your CDL

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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.

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You need a Class A
CDL License

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
CDL License

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.

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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:

Hands-On Training

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.

Focused Classes

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.

Transportation

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

What is
Troops Into Transportation?

Troops Into Transportation is an initiative created by The CDL School and its partner trucking companies.

Our Goals/Mission

  • 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.
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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.

Did you know?

You can use your post-9/11 GI Bill ® for training at The CDL School, and employment in the national transportation industry.

  • Job Offer
    from carrier
  • GI Bill ® certified
    training
  • Employment
    & Career
HIGH demand for qualified entry-level drivers

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

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

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.

The CDL School Advantage

Advantage

Organized, flexible, and effective schedules.
State of the art training and testing facilities
Classroom, Vehicle, and Online Training.
Our Regimented training approach called CDOR.
We employ Experienced, Licensed, Training Staff.

Why this is important to You?

You know when you start and when you will finish.
Limited distractions and more focus during your training program.
We use all resources to maximize your learning time.
A proven training approach that has worked for hundreds of thousands of students.
The experience you need to learn from.