Custom-Designed 350-acre Training Complex
Among truck driving schools, National Training, Inc. is the ONLY one in the United States with a large enough training facility and a sufficiently long private highway to safely train students to operate 18-wheel trucks and gain their CDL. This expansive, custom-designed, 350-acre truck driver training complex is unique to us.
Our 350 Acre training complex contains many features, including:
- 1-¼-mile, multi-lane, private highway
- Specially designed pad to practice backing up
- 8,000 square feet of classroom and student services space
- Student lounge and outdoor patio area
- Maintenance shop, warehouse and garage
- Administrative offices
At our training facility students receive truck driving training to earn their CDL, including the proper methods for how to:
- Start, operate and shutdown a diesel tractor-trailer
- Safely and effectively, drive under a wide variety of traffic, load, road, weather and geographic conditions and locations
- Safely back a tractor-trailer in various conditions using various techniques
- Safely couple and uncouple a tractor-trailer
- Park and secure the vehicle
National Training, Inc.'s CDL Simulator Lab
Our training complex includes a state-of-the-art simulator system that 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. Click here for more information.
Heavy Now Classroom
Contractors and construction firms have a constant need for qualified heavy-equipment operators. Included in our training complex are classrooms and training grounds for National Training Inc.’s Heavy Now course. This course trains students on the basic information and necessary skills to safely perform routine inspections & basic maintenance, maintain and operate four types of heavy equipment. Click here for more information.
Compared to Other Truck Driver Training Schools, National Training, Inc. Offers a Safer Learning Environment
Some schools risk their student’s confidence and safety by accessing public roads, just to gain more room to drive. Accidents usually occur from a combination of negative circumstances that can include unfamiliar surroundings and equipment, low driver experience, and the motoring public’s impatience for large semi-trucks.
Our training grounds were custom-built for truck driver training – and not modified from a parking lot – giving our students a safe and secure place to train and practice their skills without any potential for harm to the public.
Only when they are ready for real-world traffic situations do we allow our students to drive on public roads and highways, usually by the fifth day of their training. We believe this is the only way for students to SAFELY master learn professional-level driving skills.
We offer four times the amount of actual hands-on training and practice, compared to many competing truck driving schools. That is why our graduates are more confident of their abilities, because they have thoroughly learned professional driving skills. It also explains why truck company employers from around the country seek out our graduates to hire – because they know the high quality of training that our students receive.
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.
National Training Courses
Contact us for more information on the various courses we offer.
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. Click here to learn more!
Fleet Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT)
CDL Refresher Course
National Training 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. Click here to learn more!
In our 4 week Heavy Now course, you will receive heavy equipment training to earn your NCCER registry, including the proper methods for how to safely operate and shutdown heavy equipment, land clearing and leveling, septic and sewer systems, culverts and pipe laying, footers and foundations, landscaping, laser technology, road building and grade stack, and much more. Click here to learn more!