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Progressive Truck Driving School – Cicero, IL

3475 South Cicero Ave, Cicero, IL 60804

(773) 736-5522 | Website


Training for CDL Truck Drivers Class A, Class B, and Passenger. Courses are a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on training.

Our tractor-trailer driving programs are a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on training. These programs familiarize you with tractor-trailer systems and components. You will learn to conduct an efficient pre-trip inspection in accordance with CDL requirements and become proficient in troubleshooting minor mechanical problems. Students are also taught to couple/uncouple a tractor-trailer and develop the backing skills necessary to pass the Commercial Driver’s License test. The focus of these courses is on the safe and proper handling of semi tractor-trailers, both in restricted areas and on public streets and highways. Students are exposed to many different driving situations, such as two-lane roads and highways.

- Preparation for obtaining CDL Class A or Class B learner’s permit, including all applicable endorsements.

- Vehicle Inspections

- Read and Identify Control Systems

- Vehicle Systems

- Basic Control

- Shifting Techniques

- Defensive Driving Techniques (including the Smith System)

- Backing

- Coupling and Uncoupling

- Sliding Fifth Wheels and Tandem Axles

- Preventive Maintenance and Servicing

- Recognizing and Reporting Malfunctions

- Communication

- Space Management

- Visual Search

- Speed Management

- Night Driving

- Extreme Driving Conditions

- Skid Control

- Hazard Awareness

- Railroad Crossings

- Emergency Maneuvers

- Accident Awareness and Procedures

- Special Rigs

- Handling Cargo

- Cargo Documentation

- Trip Planning

- DOT Hours of Service Laws

- Driving International Routes

- Transportation Security

- Public Relations, Job Interview Techniques, Soft Skills Training, and Job Placement Assistance

- Professional Driver Health, Safety, and Security

- Hazardous Materials

- Transportation Technology

- Whistleblower Protections for Professional Drivers

- Understanding a Road Atlas and how to Plan Trips

- Vehicle Pre-Trip Inspection

- Straight Line and Serpentine Backing

- Parallel Parking

- Proper Turning and Maneuvering

- Local, Highway and Interstate Driving Experience

Our extensive job placement assistance helps you achieve your goal of driving for one of the premier trucking companies in the country.

Training for CDL Truck Drivers Class A, Class B, and Passenger. Courses are a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on training.

We utilize a variety of late model conventional and cab-over tractors, day cabs and sleepers, with single and double axles and various transmissions, as well as different brands of vehicle, so you get an all-around training experience. Learn more about our equipment here…

- Both weighted & empty road trailers, so you get the experience of driving with a load, and taking a truck through scales.

- One truck per two students whenever possible.

- Training on Class A Vehicles, Class B Vehicles with Air Brakes and Passenger Vehicles-Bus.

- Training is done in a real trucking terminal as well as on our parking lot, which is among the biggest of such lots in the Chicago-land area

- On-the-road training occurs on public streets and highways, not on a closed track, so you get real-life experience.

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