Class A CDL

The Class A Commercial Drivers License program is designed to provide each student with a basic knowledge of the requirements for a commercial driver’s license and pursue entry-level employment in the trucking industry as a driver. Elite U’s program is structured to give you sufficient behind-the-wheel driving time for the development of the practical skills necessary to obtain a Class A CDL and begin your trucking career.

As a student of our Class A CDL program, you’ll:

  • Learn how to use current short & long-haul trucking equipment
  • Develop a working understanding of basic truck driver operations and safety procedures
  • Investigate state and federal laws concerning over-the-road hauling
  • Discover trip planning strategies to ensure the successful completion of your tour
  • Gain the skills you need to take — and pass — your state’s Class A CDL exam
  • Learn how to load and unload as well as how to properly secure freight

Our program is absolutely not all classroom time. Depending on the Class A CDL program you choose — our 120 hybrid training program or our 200-hour group training program — up to two-thirds of your time in our CDL license school is committed to hands-on skills training on the road or at our driving range. 

Truck Driver Training Curriculum

The course involves extensive training, divided into 3 parts. Some examples of the training provided in each part are shown below:

Classroom

  • Air Brake Training
  • CDL Permit and Endorsement Instruction
  • Cargo Handling
  • Defensive Driving
  • Driver Qualification
  • Driver Wellness
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
  • Hours of Service and Map Reading
  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Whistleblower Protection

Range Driving

  • Basic Vehicle Control
  • Coupling/Uncoupling
  • Pre-trip Inspection
  • Proper Backing Techniques
  • Proper use of clutch and gears

Road Driving

  • Defensive Driving
  • Different Roads and Conditions
  • Loaded Trailers
  • Night Driving
  • Observation of Highway Laws
  • Proper use of clutch and gears
  • Vehicle Control
 
 
 
 

In short, you’ll learn everything you need to know jumpstart your future and get you on the road to a trucking career. You will also be given the opportunity to test for all endorsements during this time. The program concludes with a driving test at the local DPS or onsite.

Successful completion of this CDL license school program will qualify you for an entry-level position in the trucking industry, including commercial licensed driver trainee, second seat driver or entry-level solo driver. Our advanced CDL program prepares you to become an owner operator and start your own trucking business. Plus, all successful graduates will receive lifetime Job Placement Assistance in all types of jobs in the transportation field, including local, regional, and national jobs.

Ready to learn more about our Class A CDL program? Fill out this form, or give us a call at 281-815-5822

 Ask us about our financing solutions and our lifetime job placement assistance program. Let’s talk about what it takes to help you get started on the road to trucking career skills that last a lifetime.2

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