A Class A CDL allows you to operate a single or combination vehicle of any size. This is the most versatile commercial driver’s license that you can have and it gives you the most flexibility in finding suitable employment with a variety of companies for long-haul and short-haul trucking.
Our Class A training is 160 hours of intensive, practical instruction to allow you to successfully operate multiple vehicle types. Our training breaks down like this:
- 40 hours of classroom instruction to provide you with practical knowledge of rules of the road and vehicle operation safety
- 18 hours of street driving training to give you confidence in vehicle handling and operation
- 16 hours of training for backing maneuvers to ensure that you can operate the vehicle safely when driving in reverse
- 16 hours of proficiency development designed to help you master these essential techniques in order to be successful as a truck driver
- 70 hours of combined lab training, range training, and observation to prepare you for your practical examination and licensing
This training takes place over the course of 4 weeks with 8 hours per day of training. This flexibility allows you to get the training you need while still being able to take care of your day-to-day tasks and activities.
Becoming a truck driver continues to be a solid career path. There are over 3 million truck drivers in the United States today and according to the U.S. Department of Labor, it is estimated that the US will need somewhere around 300,000 new CDL truck drivers between the years 2012 and 2022 in order to keep up with the amount of goods and products being transported throughout the United States on a daily basis.
You may not realize it, but practically everything you’ve ever bought has made at least part of its journey on a truck. This makes truck driving a very secure career path, as it is a profession that is required in order to keep our country running from day to day.
Opportunities for new truck drivers arise on a continual basis as skilled drivers are needed replace drivers who retire, move into other areas of work, or leave the labor pool altogether for a variety of reasons.
Truck driving is a diverse and rewarding livelihood that can offer financial security to those looking to make a worthwhile and gratifying change in their career.
At Check Ride, we provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to move directly from training into your new career as a CDL licensed truck driver.