CDL Skills Training Program (200 Hrs)

CDL SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAM CLASS A 200 CLOCK HOURS

  • APPROVED FOR GI BILL® BENEFITS FOR ELIGIBLE VETERANS
  • COUNTY TRAINING GRANTS (WIOA, BVR, BWC, TAA)
  • PAYMENT PLAN

SECTION ONE: CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION 

Classroom Instruction consists of introducing students to the trucking industry, its regulations, laws, taxes, and standards. It covers a wide range of subjects to strengthen the student’s knowledge in truck driving techniques, maneuvers and safety awareness.

SECTION TWO: DRIVING RANGE 

Driving Range instruction consists of teaching students how to properly maintain their equipment, couple and uncouple tractor-trailer combination units, perform vehicle inspections, practice various backing maneuvers to advance the students skill level.

SECTION THREE: ROAD TRAINING 

On road instruction introduces the students to various traffic situations and to various roadway systems to develop safe driving techniques. Students apply speed and space management, visual search, communication, shifting techniques, double clutching, progressive shifting, and defensive driving techniques to safely operate a tractor-trailer. A total of approximately 450 miles of on-road training is implemented to develop the students’ performance level.

TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS: 200 Hrs.
TOTAL PROGRAM COST: $6,795

GLTDS DOES NOT ACCEPT CASH. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE BY CREDIT, DEBIT, CHECK, MONEY ORDER, ETC.

Effective February 1, 2022, anyone making payments with a credit or debit card will be charged a 3% card processing fee.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: This program is designed for individuals who have no previous tractor-trailer experience. This training prepares students for the CDL Skills Test and entry-level employment as a tractor- trailer driver.

Schedule

Full-Time – 5 Weeks

Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Start DateExpected Graduation DateHolidays
01/02/202302/04/2023Martin Luther King Jr. Day (1/16)
01/23/202302/24/2023
02/13/202303/17/2023
03/06/202304/07/2023
03/27/202304/28/2023
04/17/202305/19/2023
05/08/202306/09/2023Memorial Day (5/29)
06/05/202307/11/2023Independence Day (7/3 & 4)
06/26/202308/01/2023Independence Day (7/3 & 4)
07/17/202308/08/2023
08/07/202309/11/2023Labor Day (9/4)
08/28/202310/02/2023Labor Day (9/4)
09/18/202310/20/2023
10/09/202311/10/2023
10/30/202312/05/2023Thanksgiving (11/23 & 24)
11/27/202301/05/2024Thanksgiving (11/23 & 24) & Christmas (12/25)
Closed Christmas through New Year’s Day

Schedule

Part-Time – 10 Weeks

Monday – Friday 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Start DateExpected Graduation DateHolidays
03/20/202305/26/2023
05/01/202307/12/2023Memorial Day (5/29) & Independence Day (7/3 & 4)
06/12/202308/22/2023Independence Day (7/3 & 4)
07/24/202310/02/2023Labor Day (9/4)
Closed Christmas through New Year’s Day

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