Get Into the Seat of Our State-of-the-Art Simulator System!
National Training Inc.’s state-of-the-art simulator system from Simulator Systems International provides a low-risk, low pressure way to train both new and experienced drivers. With bold realistic graphics, authentic and genuine truck components, and a 3 axis motion platform to offer an immersive experience, drivers and students are receiving a total immersive training solution, right at their fingertips.
Call us today to discuss further details of our CDL simulator training and learn how it can improve the success of your drivers, your fleet, and your company.
Where Technology and Training Come Together
Whether you are looking for refresher training, continuing education, skills improvement, or student driver training, our simulator can provide measurable benefits to your drivers, your fleet, and your company’s bottom line. With realistic simulator training, you will enable safer, more efficient drivers who will protect your vehicle fleet with their optimal driving skills. Our simulators offer realistic driving practice equipment in a low-risk, controlled simulation environment to build confidence and develop efficient skills.
Immersive components to mimic real-life road conditions
Improved concept retention with hands-on interaction
Reduced accidents and measurable safety improvements
Introduction of industry advancements to both new and experienced drivers
Enabling of safer, more efficient drivers
Understandable behavior modification skills
Results-based immediate feedback and correctional guidance
1 HOUR Simulator Training = 4 HOURS Behind-The-Wheel (BTW) Training
Trucking industry leader Schneider National has championed the use of simulators for almost 15 years. According to Don Osterberg, Senior Vice President – Safety & Security for Schneider, the company’s use of simulators since 2005 has helped reduce the carrier’s crash rates significantly. When compared with traditional training methods such as classroom work or in-cab instruction, simulator training methods reduced accidents by 32%.
Schneider believes that one hour of simulator time is equal to four hours of BTW training. When the extreme fuel costs for on-the-road training are taken into consideration, the result is a significant savings. And as fuel costs continue to increase, the positive impact to your bottom-line savings in fuel expenses alone will make your transition to simulator training well worth it.
Benefits of Using CDL Simulation Training
NTI’s simulators can be used for new driving students, 3rd party testers, and for trucking companies who wish to perform safety evaluations. Simulators are more advanced than ever before, and can mimic road surfaces, hazards, weather conditions, and other challenges that drivers may face in their everyday trucking experiences. By using our simulator as a fully integrated portion of a safe and effective training curriculum, drivers will gain experience in the low-risk setting of a completely controlled environment. When your drivers understand how to properly execute controls, manage shifting and braking, and drive properly, you will save money on costly maintenance and repairs. When training is conducted in a safe simulated environment, there will be no material damage, injury, or accidental incidents on the road. Young student drivers may
not yet have a proper grasp on the ability of what it takes to drive a commercial truck and may make rash decisions, leading to costly mistakes or serious injury to themselves or others on the road. Simulator training eliminates the damage that can occur when inadequately trained drivers are given only behind-the-wheel or in-cab training.
New Drivers & 3rd Party Testers
Gain exposure to real road conditions and build confidence levels
Become familiar with all operating controls, switches, and panel instruments
Experience rare but potentially catastrophic events and learn how to react
Receive immediate feedback and constructive guidance
Learn effectively from training mistakes and minimize their occurrence on the road
Learn and practice new skills and novel approaches
Be introduced to innovative equipment
Address a gap in skills efficacy or efficiency
Receive testing to ensure optimal safety skills
Our CDL Simulators Can Be Used For CDL Class A, B, and C Training Programs
All of the National Training Inc. programs are fully integrated to offer the most effective training with the best learning retention possible. We offer a combination of simulator training, hands-on CDL training, and behind-the-wheel training, to ensure that our training candidates are fully prepared for their new career.
Truck Driver CDL Class A Training Programs
Students can be effectively prepared to receive their CDL and begin a truck-driving career in as little as a month! In that short duration, we can train beginning students who have zero experience operating a big rig cab and prepare them with real-world training in the safety of our simulator environment.
This training program includes:
- Safe operation of a truck under normal driving conditions
- Introduction to and practice with all basic controls
- Combination of online simulator and hands-on CDL training to guide new drivers in all areas of their intended profession
- 122 hours of hands-on driving time behind the wheel of a Class A 18-wheeler truck
Truck Driver CDL Class B Training Programs
Over the five days and 40 hours of training that this CDL Class B program offers, drivers will be fully trained on what they need to begin their career as a Class B driver. The 40 included training hours consist of a combination of App+ Simulator (30 hours) and hands-on (10 hours) training models. Candidates for this program must hold a current Class E or C license, have their CDL permit, and have their DOT physical completed.
This training program includes:
- A combination of online simulator training and hands-on CDL training to improve skills and prepare drivers for every aspect of their profession
- 10 hours of hands-on driving time behind the wheel of a Class B Manual Box Truck
Truck Driver CDL Class C (Including Hazmat)
This course is the best option for fully licensed drivers that currently hold a CDL. National Training Inc. offers training courses in a variety of durations to meet the needs of drivers who would like to refresh their existing skills. These 1, 2, and 5 day CDL training programs are perfect for experienced drivers who would like to improve their skills in an existing area, or would like to be licensed for Hazardous Materials transportation. This refresher program is designed to complement the existing skills of drivers who currently hold a Class A, B, or C license.
This training program includes:
- Customized CDL training to serve as a refresher course for experienced and currently licensed drivers
- Hazmat training for efficient and safe transport of hazardous materials
- Hands-on driving time behind the wheel of a semi tractor-trailer
Proficiency vs Hours
FMSCA has announced that driver proficiency will be given increased priority in CDL testing, as drivers will be expected to demonstrate a higher level of testable skills than ever before, along with superior command behind the wheel. Driving simulators can efficiently measure proficiency at the level expected by the FMSCA, and can progressively increase difficulty, track progress, and monitor results.
As the FMSCA commits to higher levels of safety and proficiency standards, drivers will invest more time and effort to ensure success. As drivers strive to meet the demand of new industry standards, they will very likely increase their commitment to voluntary simulator training, studying, and BTW training.
Extreme Driving Conditions
Drug and Alcohol Impaired Driving Module
Combination of Simulator and Computer-based
Shifting and Operating Transmissions
Backing and Docking
Need a little more practice time? Schedule time with our CDL simulator!
National Training Inc. is proud to offer CDL Simulator Training for Class A, B, and C training. Gain exposure to real road conditions and build your confidence in a safe, low risk controlled simulation environment. For more information on our CDL Simulators, click here.
1 hour of simulation training = 4 hours behind the wheel training.
2 Hour Simulator Intro
This course must be taken prior to scheduling additional simulator courses.
Use coupon code PROMOSIM for $50 off this introduction to the simulator course.
8 Hour Simulator Package
2 Hour Simulator Intro + 6 Hours of Simulator Training
Simulator Seat Time
*Must complete the 2 Hour Simulator Intro Course prior to scheduling additional seat time.
Class B Simulator/Hands-On Course
Our CDL Courses
Our CDL Now training program prepares you for truck driving in 4 weeks. We teach you how to drive in different traffic situations carrying different loads, in different geographical conditions, and under different weather conditions. Our highly trained instructors offer both classroom preparation and hands-on training that you need to safely and properly handle trucks and obtain your CDL Class A license.
Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT)
National Training Inc.’s ELDT course is designed specifically for entry-level drivers and ensures they receive the required training and demonstrate proficiency in theory training and behind-the-wheel (BTW) training prior to taking their skills and knowledge tests. Click here to learn more!
CDL Refresher Course
The CDL Refresher Course is customized training designed for individuals that currently hold a Class A, B or C CDL license and want to refresh their skills as well as those returning to the field. We offer 3 convenient classes tailored to fit your needs.
National Training, Inc. specializes in creating custom group training programs tailored to meet the needs of individual companies and their fleet driver training requirements. We will train, re-train or upgrade the skill levels of your current drivers, and we can train them at your facility or ours.
Is A Career in Trucking or Heavy Equipment Right for You?
Take the National Training Inc.’s CDL/Heavy Equipment Career Training Readiness Quiz
This fun online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.