160 Hours Training

CDL ClassCDL Training – 160 Hours

The CDL Training class provides driver license training and testing information for the unskilled drivers who wish to have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and endorsements. This course will also provide information on federal requirements for the state’s standards for the licensing of commercial drivers.

To receive a CDL, you must pass knowledge and skills tests. This 160-hour hands-on training program will assist you in preparing to pass the written and road tests.

You may download the CDL manual here, or pick up a CDL Manual at the driver license office to begin studying.

You will receive a certificate upon completion of the training, and trucking recruiters will be available to meet with students to provide information regarding job opportunities.

Requirements

Students entering the 160 Hour CDL Truck Driving Program must:

  • Have a valid drivers license
    • Note: During the training program if you have an out-of-state license, you will need to visit the driver license office in your state to take your written test for the commercial driver permit & obtain your license upon completion of the program.
  • Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age for a Class A CDL; age 18 and up for a Class B CDL license
  • Successfully pass a chain of custody drug screen and provide results to the college at least one week prior to the start of training
  • Obtain a current Motor Vehicle Report (MVR)
  • Pass a DOT Physical and obtain a Medical Card
  • Students can read and speak the English language sufficiently to converse with the general public, to understand highway traffic signs and signals in the English language, to respond to official inquiries, and to make entries on reports and records.
  • Interpreters prohibited during the administration of skills tests. Applicants must be able to understand and respond to verbal commands and instruction in English by a skills test examiner. Neither the applicant nor the examiner may communicate in a language other than English during the skills test.
  • The student may request training and testing using the manual or automatic vehicle. The student can, by reason of experience, training, or both, safely operate the type of commercial motor vehicles he/she drives. If the student is unskilled or unsafe to perform the training and skills test in the desired vehicle, the CDL instructor/examiner will make the final determination of the type of commercial motor vehicle used.

Note: The DOT physical, drug screen and motor vehicle report (MVR) must be dated within 30 days of the first scheduled class day.

Licenses and Vehicles

  • Class A license (manual or automatic transmission)
  • Class B license (manual or automatic transmission)

The training includes hands-on instruction in the pre-trip inspection, backing exercises, and the road test. The student must submit a copy of the required documentation below at least one week prior to the start of class to the CDL office:

  • Driver License
  • Social security card
  • DOT Physical
  • Medical card
  • Motor vehicle report (MVR)
  • Chain of Custody drug screen

Cost

160 Hour CDL Training $2,950.00