Entry-Level Driver Class A Training Course


5-week course:  Mondays – Thursdays 7:30am-5:30pm

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This course is designed to exceed the federal requirements for Class A Licensing.  We offer training in both automatic and manual transmissions.  Upon program completion and demonstration of proficiency, the student uses academy provided equipment for testing.


CDL Permit, Federal Medical Physical, DOT Drug Screen Completed


Orientation, Control Systems/Dashboard, Vehicle Inspections, Basic Control, Transmissions, Backing/Docking, Coupling/Uncoupling, Visual Search, Communication, Distracted Driving, Speed Management, Space Mgmnt, Night Operation, Extreme Driving Conditions, Hazard Perception, Skid Control, RR Crossings, ID of Malfunctions, Roadside Inspection, Maintenance, Handling Cargo, Environmental Compliance, Hours of Service, Fatigue, Post Crash Procedures, External, Communications, Whistleblower, Trip Planning, Drugs/Alcohol, Medical Requirements, Human Trafficking, Business Planning, Compliance Safety & Accountability, Chaining Tires


Backing skills: 100’ Straight Back, Offset Left and Right, Parallel Parking (Sight & Blind), Alley (90° & 45°)

Driver Skills:Coupling/Uncoupling, Vehicle Inspections (pre,post,enroute), Weight Scaling, Basic Truck Maintenance

Behind The Wheel

Vehicle Controls, Transmission Use, Communications/Signaling, Visual Search, Speed and Space, Safe Driver Behavior, Hours of Service(Logs), Hazard, RR Crossings, Night Operation, Extreme Driving Conditions, Skid Control, Urban/Rush Hour Driving, Trip Planning, Extreme Hill Driving

Course Includes

  • Use of school training equipment and costs associated with operation
  • Pre-employment drug screen
  • 40 hours classroom/range instruction meeting ELDT training classroom requirements
  • 160 hours range/behind the wheel instruction meeting ELDT requirements
  • School provided truck and instructor for CDL testing for Wisconsin/Minnesota residents

Costs Not Included:

  • CDL permit and licensing fees
  • CDL Physical
  • Lodging