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5 Star CDL Training – Richmond, VA

2201 East Belt Blvd, Richmond, VA 23224

(804) 447-7076 | Website


Since opening our doors in 2016 we have trained men and women from all over the country how to safely and accurately operate Class A and/or Class B commercial vehicles. We are dedicated to building relationships and opportunities for our students to make transitioning from inexperienced to skilled commercial operators easier in just a short time. We not only train you how to be successful in the industry, we also help you with finding a great company to start your career. 5 Star CDL has a family like atmosphere and appreciate all the new faces that come through our doors. We value the opportunity to train individuals with an array of diverse backgrounds. Our team of instructors combined have over 100 plus years of experience and take pride in training each and every student that comes through our program. Our curriculum is designed to exceed most Commercial Driver training criteria. At 5 Star CDL your not a number, your considered family as soon as you start class. Our staff goes above and beyond to make sure each student feels comfortable and confident by the time they graduate. So don’t waste your time training for your Commercial Drivers License anywhere else, Come to 5 Star CDL where your quality of training matters the most!

Our mission is to provide superior Class A and Class B CDL training through experienced,high quality and career-orientated training. We help students achieve employment through our partnered employers that come from a wide variety of companies in the trucking industry. Our representatives evaluate each employer to make sure they have decent salaries, health benefits, and other advancement opportunities. 5 Star CDL delivers safe,educated & professional CDL training. We build our students up for success in their new career in the Industry. Equally important is the attention we devote to seeing that our graduates find the kind of careers in trucking that will provide secure futures for themselves and their families.

Class A CDL Training

160 Hour Classroom & Hands On Training


General Knowledge

Air brakes

Pre-Trip Inspection

Defensive driving

Safety Regulations

Trip Planning

Size/Weight Laws

Accidents Prevention

Log books/ Hours-of-Service

DOT Regulations

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Rules &Regulations

Extreme Driving Conditions

Railroad Crossing Safety

Hazard Perception

CDL Permit Study

Job Placement Assistance

A class B license also allows operation of different types vehicles such as straight trucks and dump trucks, but it is more limiting than a class A CDL. The differences between the types of CDLs relates to the types of vehicles and the weight of the vehicles, particularly the load that the vehicles will be hauling.

Getting a Class A CDL entitles you to operate a combination of vehicles — such as a semi-tractor and trailer — with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or more. It also entitles you to haul a trailer that weighs 10,000 pounds or more. Special endorsements can be obtained for hauling specific types of cargo, such as hazardous materials. The following types of vehicles may be driven with a Class A:

Tractor-trailer, also known as a semi, big rig or 18-wheeler

Truck and trailer combinations, including double and triple trailers

Tractor trailer buses

Tanker vehicles

Flatbed vehicles

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