Complete These 4 Steps to Obtain Your CDL
- Pass a D.O.T. Physical. Your doctor, many clinics, and most truck stops conduct physicals. Shop around. We like Debra Eggleston for DOT Physicals in Denver.
- Study for your CDL Permit (free courses), or use the CDL Manual. Take a written test at the nearest DMV location (Colorado). Pass your test and you will be issued a CDL Permit. Do not allow the DMV to punch a hole in your driver license! Your CDL Permit does not replace your driver license.
- Attend CDL College for your driver training. Pick the course you need and our staff will train and test you to obtain your Commercial Driver License.
- Pass your CDL Skills Test at CDL College (7505 Dahlia St. Commerce City, CO 80022 or 2107 H Road, Grand Junction, CO 81505) then take your certificate to the DMV. They will issue you a Commercial Driver License. Find a job!
CDL College operates Gary's Job Board, an online trucker employment site which can assist you with finding a great first job. Gary does not recruit for any trucking companies—100% unaffiliated. Use Gary to find a job, whether you attend CDL College or not.
What Kind of Vehicle Would You Like to Drive?
Class A Vehicle:
Separate tractor and trailer units. Up to 70' total vehicle length. Simply put: big truck, big trailer. Class A vehicles are used for local, regional, and over-the-road deliveries.
Class B Vehicle:
Examples include Straight Dump Trucks, Straight Tankers, Cement Trucks, and Buses. These vehicles are typically used for local deliveries. Big truck, no trailer.
Class C Vehicle:
Delivery Van, Shuttle Bus, vehicles carrying Hazardous Materials. Typically local.
Local: driving that is within the borders of a particular state.
Regional: driving that is generally confined to states adjacent to the driver's home state. Regional drivers are usually away from home for short periods of time.
OTR (long-haul): driving that covers thousands of miles. Drivers are away from home for a week or more.