Should I get my CDL Class A license through an independent truck driver training school?
Here are some reasons why this training may be a better option over the company paid CDL training:
* the ratio of instructor to student is better
* you have no employment contract
* you have ‘freedom of choice’ regarding a potential employer
* you may be eligible for tuition reimbursement from a hiring company up to $150 per month
* you have more flexibility in planning your career
How long does the student training take?
Student training through an independent truck driving school takes approximately 140-160 hours, or 3 weeks.
What is the cost if I attend a truck driver training school?
The cost varies from school to school, and runs from $2,995 to $6,000.
Is financing available?
Many schools offer either in-house financing or Government Grants. Or, you can arrange for your own financing. Talk with a school representative.
How can I find a truck driving school in my area?
A listing of recommended truck driving training schools is available in our Truck Driving School Guide.