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ATS - Associated Training Services

7132 Elder Lane, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

(800) 383-7364 | Website

How To Obtain Your Class-A CDL Learners Permit

Pass a Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) medical examination. Make sure the physician who performs the medical examination is certified by the Federal DOT to give these exams. Click here to locate a registered doctor.

** All military veterans can now use VA examiners for CDL medical certificate. **

You must show your Federal Medical Card to the DMV at the time of applying for your CDL Instruction Permit.

Study the appropriate sections in the CDL manual before taking your tests. For a Class-A CDL you will have to take and pass the following written examinations:

- General knowledge

- Air Brakes

- Combination Vehicles

Apply for the Class-A CDL Learners Permit with the Department of Motor Vehicle in your state of residence.

Obtain your CDL Learners Permit after successfully passing the above three written exams. You will need to prove you identity when applying and/or obtaining your CDL permit. This usually means showing a valid driver’s license.

CDL permits are generally valid for six months. Therefore, in order to use your CDL permit in training you will have to enroll and complete your training within six months of your CDL permit issuance or you may have to go through the re-instatement process for the CDL permit.

After obtaining your CDL Learners Permit you are now legally allowed to operate a commercial motor vehicle as a student driver. If you would like more information about how Associated Training Services can help you get behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer and learn the driving skills needed for a Class-A CDL.

School History

Robert Klabacka started the National Institute for Concrete Construction in 1959. Since then, Robert's three sons have carried on the family tradition of offering high quality, vocational training programs in a variety of different industries and subjects. Robert Klabacka instilled a number of fundamental principles in his sons that have been the key to the success of the organization. These principles are the motto of the business: Quality, Integrity and Pride.

In 1963, Robert Klabacka opened the Diesel Truck Driver Training School on eighty acres of land about ten miles from Madison, Wisconsin. The organization still maintains its primary office and training facilities at this location.

Associated Training Services was founded in 1996 as an affiliate of Diesel Truck Driver Training School. Since its inception, Associated Training Services has expanded its course offerings and has become a nationally recognized school.

Mission Statement

To be the leader in the vocational training industry by offering a variety of skills-oriented training programs in heavy equipment operation, crane operation, truck driving, safety, and the construction trades while maintaining the highest standards of quality and integrity.


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