Applicants must have a valid Michigan driver’s license, be eligible through the state of Michigan for a Class A CDL upgrade, and be at least 18 years old. Applicants should be advised that seeking employment in the transportation industry after they have completed the program may be difficult if they have had any of the following incidents:
During an interview with an admissions representative, an applicant under these circumstances will hear the employee recommend obtaining a “pre-hire”. This is a pre-employment letter that comes highly recommended. If the applicant with any incidents listed does not obtain this letter, they will be prompted to meet with the Senior Admissions Representative prior to enrollment and sign an employment advisement letter.**An optional $25 driving background check is available for purchase if the student is unsure of their driving record.
Students admitted into the program must be able to pass a Department of Transportation physical and a drug screen. Students must also be able to pass the Secretary of State’s Temporary Instruction Permit written test, which requires basic reading and writing of the English language. It is understood that students with a high school diploma or GED equivalent should not have difficulty passing this written exam. Tests are administered by a third-party medical center (DOT Physical) and Secretary of State (TIP). The classroom instructor will provide information on testing times and dates during the first 40 hours of scheduled class.
Disclaimer: Completing and submitting the U.S. Truck Driver Training School application does not guarantee admission. For more information about our admissions policy, click here.