CDL Training at Roadmaster Drivers School
Roadmaster's comprehensive Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Program gives students the necessary skills to begin driving a truck professionally. Our expert instructors provide both the hands-on training and the CDL knowledge needed to properly and safely operate a truck, and our Job Placement Assistance Program helps many students secure work before they even graduate.
As a Roadmaster student, your training will include:
- Hands-on time driving a truck, both at our practice facility and on the road
- Map reading, trip planning and compliance with Department of Transportation laws
- Backing, turning and hooking/unhooking a trailer
- Advanced truck driving techniques such as skid avoidance and recovery
- Other emergency actions for special situations such as a break away trailer or hydroplaning
- Plus more of the skills and techniques you'll need as a professional truck driver
What sets Roadmaster apart from other CDL training schools?
Roadmaster is highly respected among CDL training schools because in over twenty years of operation, we have proudly trained more than 75,000 men and women to make a living driving a truck. We are committed to helping future truckers pass the CDL knowledge and skills tests and get their new careers on the road in as few as 3 weeks!
Here are just some of the benefits you'll enjoy as a Roadmaster student:
- Comprehensive, hands-on CDL training with expert Roadmaster instructors
- Top-notch practice equipment and facilities, including spacious classrooms and computer labs, specially designed field-driving courses and late-model tractor-trailers exclusively for student training (All equipment is operated under licensing of the states in which they are registered.)
- 3- to 4-week classes that focus on CDL training and CDL license exam preparation
- 13 training locations nationwide (Click here to find the location nearest you.)
- On-site testing at select Roadmaster locations
- On-site recruiters (Click here to see our additional upcoming scheduled hiring events!)
- Job placement assistance
- Financial assistance for those who qualify
- Trucking companies may offer reimbursement for truck driver training programs. Many trucking companies will pre-hire students and reimburse their training costs as long as they are employed by that company.
Which type of CDL license do I need?
Since April of 1992, all drivers have been required to have a CDL in order to drive a Commercial Motor Vehicle. Tractor-trailers require advanced skills and knowledge above and beyond those required to drive a car or other lightweight vehicle.
- Class A CDL License: The Class A is needed 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 in excess of 10,000 pounds.
Class B CDL License: The Class B is needed to operate any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or less pounds or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 pounds. Vehicles requiring a Class B CDL license may include:
- Vehicles requiring a Class A CDL license are primarily tractor-trailers.
- Cars with trailers, buses (regardless of size), passenger vans and motorhomes
- Standard-sized dump trucks, tow trucks, cement mixers and garbage trucks
- Delivery trucks and utility trucks
- Any single vehicle with GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more that is not towing an excess of 10,000 pounds GVWR
How do I get my Commercial Driver's License?
States are able to issue a CDL license only after a written and driving test have been given by the state or approved testing facility.
It's important to train for your CDL exam for two reasons:
Ready to get the CDL training you need?
- The test itself can be extremely difficult to pass without the proper training.
- Many carriers won't hire a candidate without proper training, even if you've passed the CDL exam.
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