How to get your class A CDL – A Guide of different ways to get your CDL.






Interested in getting your CDL and seeing the USA?


In this post, I’m going to guide you through several ways you can acquire your CDL.  From the cheapest and easiest to the more expensive and not so easy.


Technical College:
  •  Visit your local Technical College, and see if they are providing classes for CDL training. This route will be the longest, but with grants and scholarships, it should also be the cheapest, and your more likely to get better training at these facilities.
Big Carriers:
  • Big commercial carriers offer CDL training, but they generally don’t cost in the way of money, they cost in the way of you owe them a year or two, depending on the carrier, of your life. These companies will train you according to their specifications and get the CDL with you. The repayment comes in the form of you having to work for them for the next year or two, or however many you have signed the contract for. Not the best route to go, but it is viable, and if you can wait out the time on the contract, you’ve just received a free CDL.
CDL Driving School:
  • This will possibly be your most expensive route to take, and different schools have different values as well. While some schools will teach you the right way to do things, the majority of them will teach just enough to get by. I know that in 1996 the price to attend one of the schools was in the 6k range. You will have to repay this debt, and there is no guarantee that you are getting sound teaching, other than passing the test, and maybe making it through the course, and even then, you may not pass your CDL test.

This is not a bashing on any of the options to get your CDL. It is merely an explanation on how you can go about getting your CDL.

If you have further questions, please ask them in the comments below, I look forward to hearing from you!

The only dumb question is the one not asked

Scott.
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