KATLAW TRUCK DRIVING SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Katlaw Truck Driving School offers programs that lead to a Class A and Class B commercial driver’s license. We offer National Safety Council training, which can reduce insurance costs, as well as refresher courses.
GEORGIA CDL TRAINING CLASSES
The type of vehicle you want to operate determines which CDL to get. Class A CDL is considered the most universal commercial driver’s license because it will allow you to drive almost any Class A or Class B vehicle.
Class A CDL drivers can operate a semi or 18 wheeler (tractor trailer), truck and trailer combinations (double and triple trailers), tankers, and flatbeds
Class B CDL drivers can operate straight trucks, large buses, box trucks, and dump trucks
Katlaw offers both weekday and weekend classes
CLASS A TRACTOR TRAILER CDL TRAINING
The Class A CDL training program is 160 hours.
The Class A CDL course is completed within just 3-4 weeks.
The program consists of:
One week of classroom training to prepare students for the required written exams required to obtain a Class A permit
Two weeks of range and road training to prepare students for the 3 part state road test
Weekend class attendees receive the same curriculum as the weekday program. It is conducted over eight weekends for a total of 16 days of training.
CLASS A CDL REFRESHER COURSE
The Class A CDL refresher course is 7 days. It is often a pre-employment requirement for many carriers. It is for individuals that have a Class A driver’s license but haven’t driven in a while.
CLASS B STRAIGHT TRUCK CDL TRAINING
The Class B CDL training program is 70 hours.
It is usually completed with 7 days.
The program consists of:
Three days of classroom learning to prepare students for the required written exams required to obtain a Class B permit
Four days of range and road training to prepare students for the 3 part state road test
NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL TRAINING
The National Safety Council training course is 6 hours.
It is a defensive driving course for professional truck drivers and can be conducted at our school or your site. Completion of this training course can reduce insurance costs by up to 10%.
CDL CLASSROOM TRAINING
Katlaw Truck Driving School’s classroom training prepares students for the Georgia permit test. You will receive federally mandated entry level driver training, learn about current hours of service regulations, and how to properly fill out and maintain a logbook. We cover the CSA 2010 program and many other safety and driving related topics. Katlaw teaches the various endorsements that are necessary for most commercial drivers. Katlaw students have the opportunity to learn all the necessary skills needed to be a successful professional truck driver. It takes effort and commitment but can be done in as little as a few weeks.
The permit test includes: general knowledge, air brakes, combination vehicles, hazardous materials, doubles & triples, tank, and passenger.
CDL FIELD TRAINING
Field training helps prepare you for your Georgia CDL tests. It takes place on our 4 acre training yard. Our students use industry standard equipment when training. Your dedication as a student and our knowledgeable instructors, who have millions of miles of experience, make it possible for you to take the test with the confidence that you are safe and prepared. During field training you’ll learn all the basic skills needed as a professional driver. You’ll learn to properly pre-trip your vehicle, in-transit and post trip inspections, how to properly couple and uncouple your trailer, and various backing techniques from straight line backing to sight side and blind side parallel parking, as well as alley docks.
CDL Student Driver
CDL ROAD TRAINING
Road training exposes you to a variety of driving environments that you will encounter as a professional truck driver such as country roads, highways, and city driving. We will show you the proper techniques for: straight driving, how to properly execute turns, speed management, and proper braking under normal and emergency conditions. You will understand how to manage the space around your vehicle, as well as the procedures for railroad crossings, bridges, and underpasses. Students practice properly upshifting, downshifting, and double-clutching a big rig.
Our seasoned professional instructors will ensure you have the skills and confidence required to pass the Georgia state road test. You will have all of the tools to be successful in your new career as a professional trucker.
CDL Training Area
Katlaw’s training yard has an asphalt surface.
Our students complete the state road test in Katlaw vehicles, which are the same vehicles they are trained in. As a graduate of Katlaw Truck Driving School, you will be licensed and ready for immediate employment.
The CDL test consists of three parts: Pre-Trip Inspection, Skills Test (backing), and the Road Driving Test.
All CDL testing in Georgia is conducted by the Georgia Department of Driver Services.