What is CDL Training?
Truck Drivers must hold an interstate Class A CDL License to drive their tractor-trailers on trips across state lines. Truck Driving Schools, like Roadmaster, help prepare you to get your Class A CDL Drivers 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.
How to Pay for School
Roadmaster offers in-house financing to those who qualify, to help cover the cost of tuition. Trucking Carriers that recruit from Roadmaster offer up to 100% Tuition Reimbursement.
Roadmaster has been training students for over 28 years and has helped start the careers of more than 100,000 professional truck drivers.
By preparing students for a successful career through providing the best possible state of the art training at our CDL training schools, Roadmaster will work for the success of every student while building a reputation that will ensure valuable future opportunities for graduates of Roadmaster Drivers Schools.
Which type of CDL License Do I Need?
Since April 1992, all drivers must have a Commercial Drivers License or CDL to drive a Commercial Motor Vehicle. Tractor-trailers require advanced skills and knowledge above and beyond those needed to drive a car or other lightweight vehicle.
- You need a Class A CDL License 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 over 10,000 pounds. Vehicles requiring a Class A CDL license are primarily tractor-trailers driving long distances.
- You need a Class B CDL License 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.
How Long is CDL Training?
On average, it takes 3-4 weeks to graduate from a CDL training school like Roadmaster. This training includes hands-on experience driving a truck and classroom training.
For someone with zero experience, you should complete a minimum of 160 hours of training.
CDL Training at Roadmaster Drivers School
Roadmaster’s Class A CDL Training Program provides students with the skills to get a Class A CDL and become eligible for entry-level commercial driver positions. Our CDL instructors are the best in the trucking industry and give you the hands-on, real-life training you need for your Class A CDL. Along with that, 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 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 25 years of operation, we have proudly trained over 100,000 men and women to get 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 some benefits you’ll enjoy as a Roadmaster student:
- Hands-On Training. From the classroom to the practice pad, Roadmaster instructors provide a safety-focused CDL training program that helps you prepare for a career as an entry-level truck driver.
- Automatic Transmission Trucks. These are available at all our locations. You will learn how to drive these modern trucks to prepare to enter the truck driving industry.
- Top-Notch Practice Equipment and Facilities. Our truck driver training schools include spacious classrooms and computer labs, specially designed field-driving courses, and late-model tractor-trailers exclusively for student training.
- Focused Classes. These classes focus on Class A CDL license knowledge and skills.
- Multiple Training Locations. Roadmaster Drivers School is a hands-on truck driving school with multiple campuses located across the United States.
- Transportation. 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 site.
- Trucking Company Representatives. Trucking companies send representatives to our schools looking to hire our graduates. They will explain what pay and benefits packages they offer to compare your career options.
- Job Placement Assistance. We help 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 help them pay for school.