Class A CDL License Training and Truck Driving Classes

How To Get Your CDL in Arkansas

If you’re looking to get your CDL license in Arkansas, truck driver training at Roadmaster is the way to go! With a campus in West Memphis, Roadmaster will teach you the essential skills and knowledge to pass your CDL exam and become a successful truck driver!

What exactly is a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and why do you need it? In short, the CDL is a certification that allows you to operate heavy machinery.

There are a few types of CDL’s; depending on the total weight of the vehicle you will be driving. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) defines Class A and Class B CDL’s as:

  • Class A CDL – Any combination of vehicles with a GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) 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 – Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 pounds GVWR.

The Commercial Motor Vehicle Act of 1986 requires drivers to take a state exam that proves their skill and knowledge on the road when operating heavy machinery. CDL training is all about keeping the roads safe for everyone!

CDL Requirements in Arkansas

In order to receive your CDL in Arkansas you will need to provide proof of:

  • Age – You will need to bring a document that verifies your date of birth. According to nationwide standards, drivers who are under 21 can only drive intrastate (within the same state) while drivers who are 21 or over are able to drive interstate (between states).
  • Identity – In order to get your CDL, you will need to show proof of your identity by providing evidence of a Social Security number. You can find your identification numbers on documents such as Social Security cards and IRS information (W-2, W-4, 1099, etc.).
  • Written and Skills Test (CDL Exam) – This is the big one! To get your CDL you’ll need to pass the state test. The CDL exam will cover a mixture of knowledge-based testing as well as hands-on testing scenarios in a truck. This will be your opportunity to show a prompter all the skill you’ve learned at Roadmaster Truck Driving School!

If this seems like a lot of information, don’t worry! Roadmasters’ Admissions Representatives will help you get started and on your way to a professional truck driving career in no time!

Requirements are always subject to change. To make sure that your state documentation requirements are up-to-date, check the Arkansas DMV website.

How do I get my Arkansas CDL Permit?

You’ll need a permit to begin learning how to drive trucks just as you would when learning how to drive a car. You won’t have to worry about getting your CDL permit on your own, though! Roadmaster instructors will help you with the process of getting your CDL permit when you arrive.

How do I get my CDL in Arkansas?

Not only will you be required to pass your CDL exam, but you will probably want to avoid retaking it if you can. That’s why CDL training is essential to a future truck driver!

The good news is that Roadmaster is here to help! Our professional Class A CDL training program can prepare you to pass your CDL exam and for a successful future in the trucking industry. Get ahead in your new career with Roadmaster’s expert training and take advantage of truck driving benefits like:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Options for 401k, paid vacation, and sick time
  • Flexible schedules
  • Increasing demand for drivers

You can complete Roadmaster courses in as few as four weeks and take advantage of our weekday, weeknight, and weekend options. Our comprehensive truck driver training course and unique benefits like our Job Placement assistance program will help set you up for success as a truck driver! 

Where do I begin?

Chat now with a Roadmaster representative or leave some contact information to get a conversation started. Have some questions first? Our friendly representatives are just the place to start! Find out your options for CDL training in Arkansas today and see why Roadmaster is the right choice for you!


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