CDL Training Programs to Keep You on Budget
Trucking is a career that is in high demand and many people are interested in getting into, but the real question on many people’s minds is how much will it cost to go through CDL training?
The good news is that getting your Commercial Driver’s License is much more affordable than a standard 4-year college program. However, there are a few things that will determine how much getting your CDL through a training program will cost.
Diesel Driving Academy offers students the options of three driver training programs to choose from. Each of these programs are “career-oriented” and prepare students for a driving career in a short period of time.
Tuitions costs vary by program, and your out-of-pocket costs will depend on what types of financial assistance you qualify for. Our goal is to offer quality truck driver courses at an affordable cost to students.
CDL Training Variety
At DDA, you can choose from three different CDL training programs that will fit with your current skill level so you can meet your professional goals.
The CDL Basic training program, you are looking at 4-weeks of hands-on training. The Advanced CDL training program will require a bit more training, running 20-weeks for daytime classes, and 30 for the evening schedule. Admissions Representatives will help you cover the basics needed for entry into the program. The 3-week CDL prep class will help you stay sharp behind the wheel and improve your driving skills.
What Do These Programs Cost?
Tuition costs will vary, depending on which program you enroll in, if you qualify or use any sort of financial aid, or if you attend school through a carrier sponsorship program. At DDA, we offer a variety of financial aid options that can assist students in paying for their driving school costs.
Admissions staff can help provide with exact costs for each CDL training program and can help with registration and enrollment.
What’s covered in Tuition?
All Training Materials: Students are not required to purchase any additional supplies, books, or tools other than their DOT Physical Examination and Commercial Drivers License (CDL).
Intensive Classroom Instruction: in-class hours cover standards, qualifications, regulations, logging, ICC Safety Regulations, and preventive maintenance.
Maneuvering and Driver Training: docking, blindside parking, offset alleys, parallel parking, cornering and many other maneuvering techniques, basic hookup, and preventative maintenance and pre-trip inspection.
Road Driving: hands-on training in the driver’s seat.
Keep The Big Picture In Mind
While having to pay for your truck driving school may seem challenging, there are options and ways to help bring the costs down. Talk to a school representative today about programs that cover most (or even all) of your training costs! Drivers entering the industry make an average of $45,000+ in their first year with great potential for growth beyond their initial forays into the industry.
Whether you are just starting, changing, or advancing your career, getting your CDL license at DDA will help you earn positions with top companies offering great pay and competitive benefits.
Now that you are ready to take the next step as a truck driver, contact us to get started on your path to driving freedom. After all, there is no better time than right now to start work towards your new career!