Class A CDL Now Course
In the CDL Now! Program you’ll learn what you need to know to operate Class A big trucks and get plenty of driving practice at our 350-acre custom-built training grounds. You’ll learn in our classrooms the knowledge you’ll need to pass your Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) exam and qualify for a truck driving career.
Our CDL Now! Program will train individuals in the operation of a Class A combination semi-tractor-trailer for entry-level positions within the trucking industry – both interstate and intrastate. Students will learn how to safely and effectively drive under a wide variety of traffic, load, road, weather and geographic conditions and locations.
Is A Career in Trucking or Heavy Equipment Right for You?
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How quickly can you get a Commercial Driver License (CDL)?
Get on the road FAST with our CDL Now! Course. In just 4 weeks you’ll train and learn all you need to know to pass the CDL Class A exam – Including the written and road tests. You’ll go from zero to CDL in just 30 days!
National Training, Inc. located in Green Cove Springs, FL offers a CDL training program that prepares students for truck driving jobs in only a month, from start to finish. During that time we train beginning students, who have never even sat in a big rig cab, how to operate it safely under normal driving conditions. While it is not as comprehensive in scope or curriculum, our CDL Now! Program answers the demand for a quick but safe and effective CDL training course, whose graduates are ready to drive 18-wheel trucks professionally.
What students will learn:
- How to perform a pre-trip inspection
- How to properly document their Hours of Service in the industry standard logbook
- The proper methods for and how to Start, Operate and Shutdown a diesel tractor-trailer
- How to safely back a tractor-trailer in various conditions using various techniques
- How to safely couple and uncouple a tractor-trailer
- How to park and secure the vehicle
- The safety procedures defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Act
- How to successfully prepare for and pass the D.O.T. written examination as well as the D.O.T. equipment road test, which is mandatory before being employed in the trucking industry
Take Our Free CDL Practice Test
Want to see if you’re ready for the CDL written exam? Take our free CDL practice test to see if you have the knowledge needed to pass the actual CDL written exam.
CDL Now Course Catalog
Complete details of this course are contained in our CDL Now Course Catalog. Click on the catalog image to view and download the PDF version.
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Class A CDL Course Breakdown
Many of our CDL Now! graduates have job offers already extended to them from one or more trucking firms by the time they receive their CDL. That’s because trained truckers are in such high demand due to the nationwide truck driver shortage, and because of the great reputation of our school within the industry. During this CDL training program, you will have 180 total hours of training.
Course Breakdown and Curriculum Hours By Category
4 weeks (180 Hours)
“L” indicates lesson. Lessons are numbered sequentially.
RTE = Resident Training Exercises
RTL = Resident Training Classroom Lessons
U.S. Department of Education defines a classroom hour as 1 clock hour which equals 50 minutes of instructor led training plus 10 minute break.
Hands On Equipment
Projects & Exercises
NOTE: The amount of time spent on any one field-training project may vary among students depending on individual progress. Tractor-trailer operation times include student observation with BTW (Behind The Wheel).
Job Placement Assistance
Total Hours 180
During the course, you’ll see recruiting presentations from various trucking firms that are interested in hiring our graduates. Near graduation time we’ll give you a thorough Career Guidance Orientation. Finally, when you’ve completed your course and earned your CDL, our job placement department will work to find a great job in the truck driving field that’s right for you – that is, if you haven’t already been hired! Altogether, you’ll receive a minimum of four hours – and usually more – of job placement assistance and employer presentations.
The Next CDL Now Class Begins
CDL Now Class Schedule
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 at (800) 488-7364 to discuss further details of our CDL simulator training and learn how it can improve your success of becoming a Class A, Class B, or Class C CDL driver.