Here at Davis CDL we offer a 4 week long course (which is equivalent to the state’s requirement of 160 hours) that will have you completely ready to enter your career with confidence. We realize that not everyone learns in the same way, which is why our experienced instructors have several different methods of teaching to accommodate everyone. We also keep our classes to a maximum of 10 students to ensure that each student receives the “one on one” attention and guidance that he/she deserves. The first week of the course will be in the classroom where you will learn all of the information that’s required to obtain your learners permit, while also growing to understand all of the technical aspects of a semi-truck. Once your permit is obtained, the rest of the duration will be hands-on experience behind the wheel. This will include learning the operational aspects, how to perform a proper pre-trip vehicle safety inspection, shifting techniques, turning maneuvers, and how to safely back up the vehicle. Once you’re ready to take the test with the state examiner, testing will be held right here on-site. Upon graduation, you will have acquired all the necessary skills to be a safe and successful asset to any company. Are you ready to begin your career in this country’s highest demand profession?
Do I have to pass a drug screen? Federal and State regulations require anyone operating a commercial vehicle to pass a D.O.T. drug screen and obtain medical qualification. Both of which are required before starting the course.
Can I come to school if I have a recent moving violation or accident? As long as the violations have not triggered a suspension of your Commercial Driver’s License privileges, you can still participate in training. Traffic violations will affect your ability to obtain employment as a driver. Please call us and speak with one of our Advisors if this is a concern for you.
Can I come to school if my license is currently suspended? You cannot operate any type of vehicle on a suspended license. Certain traffic violations can also trigger a suspension of Commercial Driver’s License privileges even if you do not currently possess a Commercial License.
How long must I have a driver’s license before getting a CDL? Currently there is not a state or federal law that requires you to have a driver’s license for a set length of time. There are many companies that require you to have a license for one year before obtaining a CDL, but not all of them.
Why is truck driving a good career choice? Trucking is one of the most stable, high-demand industries in the country. Nearly every product or service in America benefits from trucking, so there is always a constant demand for truck drivers in every area and every sector of the economy. Truck driving is also a highly paid profession that allows you to provide a higher standard of living for your family and offers excellent benefits, including medical and dental insurance, paid vacations, and compensation incentives. Driving a truck also gives people the opportunity to travel the country and see new places while getting paid to do it. Many people enjoy the lifestyle freedom that truck driving offers, while others just love the high pay and the unmatched job security it provides. No matter what the reason is, truck driving is an excellent choice for anyone who’s looking to make a positive career change in his or her life