Truck driving school is an essential part to any truck driving job. This is because before you can even consider getting behind the wheel of a truck, you need to have your CDL. Obtaining your CDL can be both a pleasant experience as you learn new skills, but it can also be stressful when you need to figure out how you are going to pay for your truck driving school. At CR England we understand this dilemma, and want to help. For classes starting...
In an annual meeting held in Grapevine, Texas the Board of Directors of the American Trucking Association elected their new Chairman. Dan England, Chairman of C.R. England Inc., became the ATA’s 67thChairman, taking the place of Barbara Windsor, President and CEO of Hahn Transportation Inc., New Market, Md. In accepting the position, England expressed confidence in the growth of the trucking industry. “I’m honored to have been chosen by my peers in...
American Trucking Association (ATA) hopes to help the trucking industry by working with the Federal government on inexpensive diesel. On March 31 of this year, Bill Graves, the President of ATA, presented to a House of Representatives panel. He expressed concerns that those who create the policies should guarantee that the trucking industry has “access to affordable diesel.” Speaking to the Natural Resources Committee, he expressed concerns...
There’s a hot topic going around the trucking industry right now about speed governors. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is setting up to enforce all trucks to place speed governors on their trucks. Drivers from both sides are speaking up and very strongly opinionated on the subject. The Salt Lake Tribune from Salt Lake City, Utah, ran an article on February 26, 2011, that gave personal stories on both sides. The author of the...
According to an article in JournalStar.com, called “Trucking industry faces new safety scrutiny” by Art Hovey, the Nebraska State Patrol feels that the newly executed Compliance Safety Accountability Program (CSAP) has impacted the motor carriers in years. Focusing on driver issues such as illegal use of alcohol, fatigue, and health, the CSAP are taking safety to the next level. Trucking companies are graded for their driver’s records and...
Premier Truck Driving School has five locations throughout the U.S. and is one of the industry’s leading truck driving schools. They have been around since 1920, making them one of the industries oldest truck driving schools as well as the most successful. (Read more…)Learn More
Driver Solutions has a few different locations throughout the nation and has been in business for more than 18 years. They are a bit different than some of the other truck driving schools out there because of the way their program works. The Driver Solutions’ program can only be entered by first being approved by one of their partner truck driving companies.
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Roadmaster Driving School has various locations throughout the U.S. and is one of the more widely known truck driving schools out there. Roadmaster began business in 1992 in Florida teaching local students. They started looking for a second location in 1995, and they have been growing ever since.
Their CDL program is 3-4 weeks and includes a mixture of both classroom and hands-on training. One thing that sets Roadmaster apart from some of the other trucking schools is the fact that they have day, night, and even weekend classes making it easier for students that work to attend class. They even have the classroom portion of their program available as an online course.
Roadmaster has classes for both a Class A or Class B CDL and their classes start on a weekly basis. (Read more…)Learn More
SAGE Truck Driving School has various locations across the U.S. and is a well-known school throughout the trucking industry. Sage has been in business since for over 20 years and over that time, has developed six different driver training programs, catering to a driver’s experience, or lack thereof, and what their career goals are.
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Swift Driving Academy has been in business since 1966. They have five school locations, making it easier to find one that is closer to you. Their course is a total of 207 hours, taking place over 23 days. During that time, students receive both classroom and hands-on training by experienced truck driving instructors.
In the classroom, Swift Driving Academy will teach students subjects such as map reading, trip (Read more…)Learn More
C1 Truck Driver Training has five locations throughout the U.S. and has been providing truck driver training for over 25 years. At C1, the goal isn’t just to give their students a Class A CDL, but also how to be successful professionals when they get out on the road. “To provide the highest quality training for CDL” was the goal set by C1 Truck Driver Training’s founder & owner Chris Welch when the company first started.
C1 Truck Driver Training includes a combination of (Read more…)Learn More
Truck Driver Institute (TDI) has 12 locations located across the nation and is a 15-day program. TDI began operation in 1973 and has been striving to give their students top quality training in a quick and safe manner. The school is mainly hands on learning, TDI claims in their website that they do not believe one can learn to drive a truck unless you’re in a truck. They don’t use simulators or video games to train; they use industry-approved tractor trailer combinations.
At TDI, the classes are small to provide students with more time with the instructors, enabling them to ask the necessary questions to feel comfortable for a future (Read more…)Learn More
A-1 Truck Driving School has two locations located in California and is recognized by trucking companied throughout the nation. They have been in business since 1975 and claim to have more than a 90% graduation rate.
A-1’s driver training program is held Monday through Saturday, with Sundays available to those who would like it, and has both day and evening classes. A-1 has several different programs, depending on what a student’s career goals are and if they need their CDL or are only looking for certain endorsements. Class A CDL training lasts about two weeks and during that time students receive help in getting their learner’s permit, learning how to drive on the open road in a safe and effective manner. At the end of the program, upon successful graduation, students will receive their Class A CDL and be ready to start (Read more…)Learn More
International Trucking School has 6 locations and has been in operation since 1990. They offer truck driver training to students who have no experience and need to get their Class A CDL as well as to those who are looking to add more to their knowledge of truck driving.
International Trucking School has a few different programs; “Commercial Truck Driver” being the program where students that have no experience can obtain their Class A CDL. Completion of this course is 68 days, approx. 12 weeks, and will provide the knowledge (Read more…)Learn More
Star offers their program 7 days a week on both a full-time and part-time basis. School can be attended during the week or over the weekends, which is helpful to those who still need to be employed while getting their CDL. The complete CDL course for those wishing to drive OTR is 160 hours. If a student wants to drive local, the course is 200-240 hours long. A benefit of going to Star (Read more…)Learn More