Class A CDL License Training and Truck Driving Classes

What is CDL Training?

CDL training is the coursework that prepares students for the required Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) test of the Professional Truck Driving Industry. Through a mixture of hands-on and instructional coursework, Roadmaster's training courses teach students the essential skills to navigate roads safely, lawfully, and intelligently.

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, depending on graduation, of course.

 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 4 weeks!

 Here are just some of the benefits you'll enjoy as a Roadmaster student:

  • Comprehensive, hands-on 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
  • 12 training locations nationwide 
  • On-site testing at select Roadmaster locations
  • On-site recruiters 
  • 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. 
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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.
    • Vehicles requiring a Class A CDL license are primarily tractor-trailers.
  • 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:
    • 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:

  • 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.

Automatic Transmission Truck Training

While not the norm, automatic shifting trucks have made their way into the fleets of most large carriers across the country. You can expect to drive one at some point very early in your career regardless of which employer you end up driving for. This is why all of our Roadmaster training locations now have these Automatic Transmission Semi Trucks available for you to train on. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages for the carriers and you the driver. More and more trucks each year are being purchased with automatics instead of manuals.

For many drivers and fleets, the biggest advantage of automatic transmissions is fuel economy. Because automatics never miss or skip shifts, they can optimize fuel consumption far better than manuals. Automatic transmissions are easier and quicker to learn than manual shifting. With the rapid growth in the trucking industry in the past decade and the growing need for new drivers, companies are doing what they can to make it easy for drivers to get into a trucking job quickly.

Ready to get the CDL training you need?

Fill out the form below or give us a call at 1-800-831-1300!

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Call us at 1-800-831-1300 or fill out the brief form below to submit your information to our CDL Training admissions center. A Roadmaster representative will review your information and contact you to answer all of your questions and set up a date for you to visit the school location nearest you.

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