The first step is to pick the program that is right for you. Use our easy to use flowchart to choose the right course for you.
Decide what you want to do with your new CDL license.
• Do you want a class A or B license?
• Do you want to stay local?
• Do you want to go over the road?
• Do you have some previous experience?
First the basics:
|Type of CDL||Type of Truck||Type of Work|
|Class A: Big truck with a trailer.||18 wheeler, city delivery- semi, construction||Local/long haul|
|Class B: Big truck/bus (no trailer)||Dump truck, trash truck, bus, delivery||Local|
|Class C: Small buses, small vehicles transporting hazardous materials.||Delivery vans, shuttle buses, vehicles carrying hazardous materials||Local|
To get one of these licenses you need to pass three tests:
Where do you get training and how much will it cost?
At CDL College, the type and amount of training depends on what type of license you get and what you want to do with it, and any previous experience you might have.
Here are recommendations depending on your answers.
If you want to stay local, need a new job as fast and inexpensively as possible, and have no previous experience, go for a class B license. In town there are many decent jobs for delivery drivers, bus drivers, or construction workers. Depending on your proficiency you can probably get away with a few hours of in truck or bus training and the test. Estimated cost: $415.00. Call and schedule an appointment!
If you want to stay local, want to drive a small city semi or a utility truck (definitely not an 18 wheeler), and have a little experience backing trailers but could use some practice, take our "By the Hour" Class A course. Only take the number of hours you need, and take the test when you are ready. The number of hours depends on your proficiency. Cost: $90 per hour for training (just you and an instructor in our city tractor trailer), plus the cost of the test. Call and schedule an appointment.
You want to stay local but want to drive the big one, learn how to shift a 10 speed, and turn a 53’ trailer and parallel park a 70’ vehicle. You want to work in the oil fields, or drive an end dump around town, but don't want to go long haul. Take our Local Driving Course; it's open enrollment, meaning you don't have to be here every day. We are open 7 days a week and evenings too. We will teach you to drive the big truck and give you the skills test, and give you a certificate when you pass. The course includes classroom, computer lab, simulator and behind the wheel time. Finding the right job is up to you. We will have some leads but you need to find your own way with this one. This course is not long enough for a long haul company. The price: $1865.00. Come down and check us out anytime, no need to call.
You're not interested in the local stuff; you want to keep your options open, see the country, and make some good money. You may even want to buy one of those things and start your own business. You are going long haul. Our big course is a great way into the industry. We will get you pre-approved for a job; we work with several carriers, and aren't under contract with any of them so we will give you our honest opinion and let you pick. No contract, no future bills just take the course and start your new career. Like we said before, we are open enrollment (the only school that we know of in the country like this). Keep your day job, take care of your kids, do whatever you do. Pick your own schedule.
This course takes 20 days if you come full time (8 hours a day). If you only come part-time; do the math. We are open 7 days a week and evenings too. The course includes classroom, computer lab, simulator and behind the wheel time, and you will receive a certificate. The price: $3300. Come down and check us out anytime, no need to call.