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Buffalo CDL Training Institute

803 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY 14226

(716) 834-2000 | Website

Class A Training

Class “A” 160 Hour Program training designed to prepare an individual for Entry Level 10 Speed Fuller Manual - stick shift. This program meets minimum requirements established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) & is based on the FMCSA “Model Curriculum”.

Class “A” 36 Hour Program - 21 years of age or older for a “Class A” Automatic Transmission CDL license. Receive your Written Test Preparation Instruction for NYS CDL Class “A” Learner’s Permit.

On-the-Road Behind-the-Wheel Instruction

Pre-trip and Post-trip Inspections (Mandatory Testing on Road Test)

Brake Tests: Static Brake Check - Low Air Warning Device Check - 50 foot Brake Test (Mandatory Testing on Road Test)

New Basic Vehicle Control Skill Test – Straight Line Backing – Offset Back (Right & Left) – Parallel Park(Driver side & Blind Side) Alley Docking

Proper Mirror Usage & Adjustment

City Street Driving – Short & narrow City Street Turnings

Straight Line backing & Offset backing & Alley dock parking (Mandatory Testing on Road Test)

Parallel Parking on driver side and blind side (Mandatory Testing on Road Test)

Defensive Driving Practices – Smith Systems – Aggressive Drivers and Road Rage

Speed & Space Management

Proper Turns on and from Two Lane Highways

Driving on Upgrade – Downgrade

Road Sign – Pavement Marking Recognition

Road Construction Driving Techniques (Work Zones)

Country/Rural Driving

Interstate Highway Driving & Techniques

Introduction to the Straight Truck (Classroom)

Orientation to familiarize you with Equipment

Basic Operation and Control Skills

Emergency Procedures

Federal & State D.O.T. Rules and Requirements

Safe Operating Practices

The Driver's Daily Log – Hours of Service

Vehicle-Condition Reports

Pre-trip and Post-trip Inspections

Cargo Procedures

Preventive Maintenance

Road Rage Management

Training Options Offered

Tractor Trailer - 36 Hours - Automatic - Single Axle

Tractor Trailer - 36 Hours - 6 Speed - Manual Stick Shift - Single Axle

Tractor Trailer - 36 Hours - 10 Speed Fuller Manual Stick Shift - Tandem Axle

Tractor Trailer - 160 Hours - 10 Speed Fuller Manual Stick Shift - Tandem Axle

Low Boy Tractor Trailer - 160 Hours - 10 Speed Fuller Manual Stick Shift - Tandem Axle

Clutching - Tractor Trailer - 36 Hours - 6 Speed Manual Stick Shift - Single Axle

Double Clutching - Tractor Trailer - 36 Hours - 6 Speed Fuller Manual Stick Shift - Tandem Axle

Double Clutching - Tractor Trailer - 8 Hours - 10 Speed Fuller Manual Stick Shift - Tandem Axle

Double 28’ Pup’s - 8 Hours -

10 Speed Fuller Manual Stick Shift -

Single Axle

NYS Thruway - Double 48’ Tandem - 8 Hours - 10 Speed Fuller Manual Stick Shift - Tandem Axle

Yard Horse Training - 8 Hours, Automatic

New York State Road Test

Training Vehicle & Instructor Will Be Provided for Road Test

Warm-up Lesson before Road Test

Last Minute Instruction Before Road Test

If you pass your CDL Road test, you must wait 24 hours for a Homeland security check. Then go to a DMV office to amend your driver license to a CDL License.

To Take a NYS Road Test

Must have a valid NYS Driver License and NYS DMV Learner permit and valid DOT Physical Card.

Physical Examination Card - before permit test can be performed.


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