What Sets Roadmaster Apart?
- Over 30 Years of Experience Training more than 160,000 Graduates
- Class A CDL Training and Exam Prep with Flexible Schedules
- Among the newest fleets in the training industry with over 170 Tractors that average 2.5 years old.
- Comprehensive, Hands-On Learning Atmosphere
- Top-Notch Practice Equipment, Facilities and Instructors
- After graduation job placement assistance through Career Services
- Financial Assistance (for those who qualify)
- Training Locations Nationwide
A major benefit of Roadmaster is that we offer financial assistance if needed, for those who qualify. If qualified for assistance, you will receive around 80-100% of financial assistance for your tuition dependent on which finance company helps you with a tuition loan. In addition to financing options, we work with numerous trucking companies who offer tuition reimbursement programs and more!
Up to 100% Tuition Reimbursement!
If qualified for training, you may receive around 80-100% tuition reimbursement for your tuition dependent on which company you chose to work with after graduation. This means on top of your regular paycheck, a separate check between $100 – $250 per month will be sent to your lender to help with your tuition.
Career Services Available
Job Placement Assistance is available through the Roadmaster’s Career Services. Job Placement assistance is a resource given to graduates for the length of their career at no additional charge as long as Roadmaster is in operation. With the help of our friendly industry experts, trainees learn the process of submitting an application to a carrier. Career Services staff help students through the applications process and see that trainees earning their CDL are given a choice of top-name carriers to apply to.
Top Carriers Looking to Hire You
Roadmaster works with the top truck-driving carriers in the country so that you have only the best employers to work for. Werner, Covenant, Stevens and all the big trucking carriers all hire Roadmaster graduates even while they are still in school!
CLASS A CDL LICENSE
What type of CDL do I need?
While the type of license is dependent on the type of driving you’re looking to pursue, Roadmaster courses are geared towards the Class A CDL license, which is required of over-the-road (OTR) Professional Truck Drivers.
Class A CDL License
A Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) shows carriers and employers that you are a certified and competent licensed Professional Truck Driver. Operating certain commercial motor vehicles requires specialized skills and knowledge.
Why do I need a Class A CDL License?
The Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act’s goal is to improve highway safety by ensuring that drivers of large trucks and buses are qualified to operate those vehicles and to remove unsafe and unqualified drivers from the highways. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has developed and issued standards for testing and licensing commercial motor vehicle drivers.
Among other things, the standards require states to issue a Class A CDL to a commercial motor vehicle driver only after the driver passes knowledge and skills tests administered by the state related to the type of vehicle to be operated. Drivers need a CDL license if they drive interstate, intrastate, or foreign commerce.
How do I get my Commercial Driver’s License?
You must attend and graduate from an ELDT compliant truck driving school. 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.
If you plan to work as a commercial truck driver in the US, it’s important that you’re aware of the ELDT requirements so you can choose a commercial driving school that is properly equipped and certified to provide the training you need. The FMCSA has published a list of qualified training providers through a database called the Training Provider Registry (TPR).
All Roadmaster Locations are listed on the Training Provider Registry and meet ELDT requirements.
Truck Driver Training
All of Roadmaster’s nationwide locations follow strict training and safety guidelines. You will need to complete 180 training hours in order to qualify for your Class A CDL license. Here is a look at the training that you will receive during that time at Roadmaster.
You will train on the following areas in the classroom during the beginning portion of your training
- Pre-trip Truck Familiarization
- Basic Vehicle Controls and Safety
- Visual Search, Lane Changes, Communicating, Speed Management & Space Management
- Hazard Awareness, Driving in Various Conditions, Railroad Crossings, Driving Emergencies, Antilock Braking System, Skid Control and Recovery, and Accident Procedures
- Transporting Cargo
- Combination Vehicle Safety and Accident Avoidance
- Hours of Service, Logging & Trip Planning
- Pre-trip Inspection
- Straightline Backing
- Practice Tests for CDL License Exam
Truck Driving Training
After classroom preparation you will climb in to the cab of a semi-truck to be taught the following:
- Visual Pre-Trip Inspection
- Straightline Backing
- Trailer Backing Skills for multiple scenarios
- Basic operation of an automatic transmission truck.
- Drop and Hook Procedure for Trailers
- On the road driving in real word conditions.
Training After School
Just because you graduate Roadmaster and get your Class A CDL License that does not mean that your training is over. The employer that you go to work for will likely put you through additional training and assign you a driver trainer to ride with you on the road until you both feel comfortable that you are ready to drive solo. Roadmaster’s job is to help you learn to drive a truck and get your Class A CDL License, but for professional truck drivers, the training never ends!