Class B CDL

The Class B Commercial Driver License program is designed to provide each student with a basic knowledge of the requirements to earn your Class B CDL and pursue entry-level employment in your local trucking industry as a passenger/coach driver or as a commercial driver towing or hauling less than 10,000 pounds. PDA’s program is structured to give you sufficient behind-the-wheel time for the development of the practical skills you need to obtain a Class B CDL and begin your commercial trucking or coach driving career.

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

  • Learn how to use a current coach and commercial trucking equipment
  • Develop a working understanding of basic truck driver operations and safety procedures
  • Investigate the ins and outs of passenger handling
  • Discover tactics for defensive driving and planning routes to ensure trip safety and success
  • Gain the skills you need to take the required Class B CDL exam

This curriculum is not all classroom time. Half of your truck driver training time is for hands-on skills work on the road or at our state-of-the-art truck driving range.

Classroom/Virtual

  • Air Brake Training (If you have endorsement)
  • 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
  • Night Driving
  • Observation of Highway Laws
  • Proper use of clutch and gears (Manual students)
  • Vehicle Control

You’ll spend 10 hours in the classroom/online learning everything you need to plan routes, read maps, track hours of service, spot hazards, handle cargo, drive passengers safely, develop defensive driving habits and adhere to rules and regulations (FMCSR). The other 40 hours of your program are devoted to the range or road operations, learning how to conduct pre-trip inspections, backing, load securement, basic mechanics, and day/night time driving.

In short, you’ll learn everything you need to know to get on the road to your commercial trucking or coach driver career. 

Depending on which endorsement program you choose — the Air Brakes endorsement program or the Passenger or School Bus endorsement program — successful completion of your Class B CDL training will give you the skills to operate such vehicles as school buses, limousines, delivery vans, parcel trucks, *cement mixers or *dump trucks.

Plus, all successful graduates will receive lifetime Job Placement Assistance in all types of jobs in the transportation field locally and regionally.

Ready to learn more about our Class B CDL program? Fill out this form,  chat with us below, or send us a text at 346-552-1623. 

Ask us about our scholarships, 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 driving career skills that last a lifetime.

*May require additional training depending on the employer. We can also provide that training.

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