So you’ve made the decision to go to trucking school to get your class A CDL, and now you are trying to decide which one is the best fit for you. We wanted to help you with that, so here is a quick guide to the process at Diesel Driving Academy.
What It Takes to Get Into Diesel Driving Academy
Like any school, we have requirements you will need to meet before you are admitted as a student. For DDA, they include:
- possession of a current driver’s license
- your 21st birthday on or before the day you graduate from DDA
- an acceptable driving record
- passing your DOT physical and drug screenings
- meeting the DOT qualifications for truck operators – find them here
What To Expect During School
Diesel Driving Academy’s CDL Prep Course is three weeks and 136 hours of intensive training in and out of the classroom. This is what your course list will look like in your time here:
- Intro to Trucking – a brief introduction of what you will be studying, plus discussions about the trucking industry and DOT qualifications
- Hours of Service/Log Book – going through hours of service regulations, as well as the driver’s daily log and log books
- Competency Development – studying competency areas for your test at DMV, including air brakes and combination vehicles
- Backing Maneuvers – Basic procedures for operating vehicles and tractor-trailers
- Vehicle Maneuvers – More advances procedures for operating vehicles and tractor trailers as well as shifting and driving vehicles
- Vehicle Inspection – Methods and documentation for inspections
For a more detailed break-down of the program, including the amount of time you’ll spend in on the classroom and lab components, click here.
If you have any questions or are interested in getting started with our program, contact us today.