What is CDL Training?

Truck Drivers are required to hold a Class A CDL license in order to drive their tractor-trailers on long trips across state lines. Truck Driving Schools, like Roadmaster, help prepare you to get your Class A CDL license in 3-4 weeks. Once you have your Class A CDL you are ready to head to your new employer for additional training and onboarding.

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.

  • A Class A CDL License 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 driving long distances.
  • A Class B CDL License is needed to operate any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds. Vehicles requiring a Class B CDL license may include buses, dump trucks, tow trucks, delivery trucks and garbage trucks.

CDL Training at Roadmaster Drivers School

Roadmaster’s  Class A CDL Training Program provides students with the necessary skills to obtain a Class A CDL and become eligible for entry-level commercial driver positions Our CDL Instructors provide both the hands-on training and knowledge needed to obtain a Class A CDL. Our Job Placement Assistance program helps students get pre-qualified for jobs before they even graduate school.

As a Roadmaster student, your training will include:

  • Hands-on time driving a truck at our practice facility and on the road in real world conditions
  • Pre-Trip Inspection Training to pass the necessary test.
  • Map reading, trip planning and compliance with Department of Transportation laws
  • How to identify preventive maintenance problems on tractor-trailer units
  • Backing, turning and hooking/unhooking an industry-standard 53ft trailer

What sets Roadmaster apart?

Roadmaster is highly respected among CDL training schools because, in over twenty-five years of operation, we have proudly trained more than 100,000 men and women to obtain their Class A CDL. We are committed to helping future truckers pass the CDL knowledge and skills tests and get their new careers on the road in 3-4 weeks!

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

  • Hands-on truck driver training with Roadmaster instructors. From the classroom to the practice pad, our staff provides a safety-focused CDL training program that will help prepare you for a career as an entry-level truck driver.
  • Automatic Transmission Trucks are available at all of our locations. You will learn how to drive these modern trucks so that you are prepared to enter the truck driving industry.
  • 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.
  • Classes that focus on Class A CDL license exam preparation.
  • Multiple Training Locations We can also help arrange hotel and travel for students who live far away.
  • Many locations allow you to take your CDL License exam right at the school. Some states, however, require you to take the test at their location. Roadmaster can help provide transportation to and from off-site CDL testing facilities for those who need it.
  • Trucking companies send representatives to our schools looking to hire our graduates. They will explain what pay and benefits packages that they offer so that you can compare who you want to work for.
  • Job Placement Assistance helps our students find work before they even finish school. You may be pre-hired by a trucking company before you even graduate!
  • Financial Assistance is available for those who qualify. We work with students with all types of credit histories to try to help them pay for school.