Training Programs for CDL Truck Drivers: Class A, Class B and Passenger
Progressive Truck Driving School Inc. offers a wide variety of truck driving programs to meet the needs of students and employers. To keep up to date with changing regulations in the trucking industry, our programs are continually improved and updated by our training advisors. Our courses are a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on training.
Class A CDL Truck Driving Course – 200 Clock Hrs
A 200 hour Class A CDL program meets or exceeds the basic hiring criteria for most truckload freight haulers seeking drivers. It provides students the opportunity to gain knowledge and develop skills that will secure means of gaining employment as a commercial truck driver. The course includes classroom instruction, as well as in truck skill and street/ highway training. It encompasses safe and efficient braking, shifting, turning, as well as vehicle inspection and maintenance, coupling and uncoupling, safe driving practices, communication, visual search, speed and space management, log book keeping, cargo handling and documentation. The course does not only include the 160 hour minimum Secretary of State curriculum, but moreover it provides additional behind-the-wheel training, as well as eligibility for 1 additional endorsement.
Class A CDL Truck Driving Course – 240 Clock Hrs
This program includes everything in the 200 hour curriculum. It contains training on a variety of truck configurations to accommodate those who want a more intensive behind-the-wheel experience, and a wider range of job opportunities, it includes eligibility for 3 endorsements: Hazmat Material, Double/Triples and Tankers.
Class A CDL Truck Driving Course – 300 Clock Hrs
A 300 hour Class A CDL program is the most comprehensive training course offered by our school. It contains a wide variety of learning objectives to accommodate those who want to take advantage of the most complete and highly paid section of job openings in the trucking industry. Many real-life driving problems and situations are presented for the students to resolve. The depth of this program is intended to stress the importance of developing traits and demonstrating the behavior that characterize a true professional truck driver. Students are trained in local traffic, gaining experience in safe driving techniques, as well as in various traffic environments with emphasis on backing skills. This training course includes the 240 hour curriculum with more intense hands-on-training and additionally offers eligibility for four endorsements – hazardous materials, tankers, doubles-triples as well as passenger endorsement which is required for bus driving. This program is ideal for anyone who wants to take advantage of any and all opportunities in the truck and bus driving industry
Introduction to Trucking Class A or B or Passenger Driving Course – 160 Clock Hrs
This program provides basic knowledge and skills to prepare students for CDL exam. It familiarizes students with tractor-trailer and bus systems and components. Safe driving techniques and hands-on training in the vehicle are the basis of this program. This course offers minimum hours of instruction as required by the Secretary of State.
Upgrade Program to CDL Class A – 80 Clock Hrs
This program provides complete training and licensing opportunities for individuals currently holding a CDL class B license and seeking to drive a combination of commercial vehicles. This course will upgrade a CDL class B license to a CDL class A license.
What do students say about our programs?
“Progressive Truck Driving School provided and guided me with the best tools and team of instructors that I need to succeed through the process of obtaining my CDL license.”
“Progressive is a great school. They take the time to teach you the right way and have patience with you. I highly recommend this school. You won’t be disappointed.”
“I was referred by a trucking company. I was told that in his experience, drivers from Progressive learned more. Everyone here was professional and knowledgeable. They were especially helpful when it came to hands on learning.”
“I had a great time and learned a lot. I would recommend Progressive to my friends or anyone that needs their CDL.”