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Class A CDL

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Government license

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Transportation and Materials Moving, Other. 499999

Description

Class ‘A’ Truck Driver Training 160 Hours (Course 101)


 


Each training hour will be sixty (60) minutes.  One day of training will consist of eight hours.  Students will be allowed two-fifteen minute breaks daily as well as a half hour lunch period.  Lunch period and breaks are in addition to the standard eight hours of training time. 


 


Classroom-40 Hours


The classroom instruction prepares students for their written tests at the Department of Licensing to include:



  • CDL General Knowledge

  • Airbrakes

  • Combination Vehicles

  • Doubles & Triples

  • Hazardous Materials

  • Tankers


The classroom will also cover the following material:



  • Accident Procedures

  • Air Supply System

  • Backing

  • Basic Vehicle Control

  • Cargo Documentation

  • Cargo Handling

  • Communication

  • Coupling and Uncoupling (5th wheel/pintle hook)

  • Emergency Procedures, Skid Control & Crash Avoidance

  • Extreme Driving Conditions

  • FMCSR, MCSAP

  • Hazard Recognition

  • HAZMAT Cargo Handling and Documentation

  • Hours of Service (drivers should log all training time)

  • Map Reading


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 



  • Mirror Usage

  • Night Operation

  • Personal Health and Safety

  • Preventative Maintenance, D&R Problems

  • Proficiency in Backing

  • Public, Customer & Employer Relations

  • Shifting

  • Sliding 5th Wheels/Tandems

  • Space Management

  • Speed Management

  • Trip Planning

  • Vehicle Control Systems

  • Vehicle Inspection

  • Visual Search


Lab/Range/Observation-70 Hours



  • Accident Procedures

  • Air Supply System

  • Backing

  • Basic Vehicle Control

  • Cargo Documentation

  • Cargo Handling

  • Coupling and Uncoupling (5th wheel/pintle hook)

  • Extreme Driving Conditions


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 



  • FMCSR, MCSAP

  • Mirror Usage

  • Preventative Maintenance, D&R Problems

  • Proficiency in Backing

  • Shifting

  • Sliding 5th Wheels/Tandems

  • Vehicle Control Systems

  • Vehicle Inspection


Street-18 Hrs/Backing-16 Hrs/Proficiency-16 Hrs



  • Backing

  • Basic Vehicle Control

  • Extreme Driving Conditions

  • Hazard Recognition

  • Mirror Usage

  • Night Operation

  • On-Road Observation Time (3 to 1 ratio)


 


 


 


 


 


 


 



  • Proficiency in Backing

  • Proficiency in Road Operations

  • Shifting

  • Space Management

  • Speed Management

  • Visual Search

Details

Program Length (Weeks)

4

Hours

160

Entrance Requirements

None

School

Commercial Driver School

WIOA Approved Program

Yes

Training Location(s)

129 Eastland Drive, Twin Falls, Idaho

Local WIB

40 - REG-1 WIB 1-5

Name of Credential

Class A CDL

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Commercial Driver School will refer prospective students to lending institutions who may be of assistance in financing tuition based on approval of credit. In circumstances where a student may qualify for financial aid, Commercial Driver School will have community resource information available and will refer students to these resources for consideration. 

Refund Policy

School offers full refund if not accepted. School keeps $100 of registration if student cancels after 5 days. School keeps 10% of tuition and all fees if student starts training. Student completes 25% + of course CDS keeps 50% of tuition and all outside fees. If student completes 50% of training no refund is offered. 

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

No

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?

Yes

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?

No

Cost Items

Testing/Exam Fees

$244.00 DMV Written Tests, Permit fee, and Skills testing fee

Graduation Fees

$40.00 CDL Issuing fee

In-State/District Tuition

$4,795.00 Class A CDL

Other Fees

$126.00 DOT physical and drug screen, Driving record.

Registration Fee

$230.00 CDS Registration

Total In-State Program Cost

$5,435.00

Demand Occupation(s)

53-3032.00Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
$20.00 per hour
Required Certification: Class A CDL

Provider Status

Approved

Address

129 Eastland Drive, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301

Phone Number

(888) 558-7120

Fax Number

(208) 329-5203

Web Address

http://cdstruckschool.com

Last Updated

Jan 03, 2024

Created

Dec 07, 2021

Renewal

Jan 13, 2025

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