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120-Hour CDL A Training Course

Course Overview

Here at U.S. Truck Driver Training School, we realize that not everybody is interested in a regional or over-the-road driving position that requires a minimum of 160 hours of training. That is why we have developed our 120-Hour Training Course. This program is featured in the following format: 

Full-time: Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (3 weeks) 

This course has been developed primarily for our corporate training partnerships. This course is also a good fit for those who have had prior Class A driving experience and are in need of a refresher program. 

This class is a benefit to anyone looking to obtain their Class A CDL in a short period of time. It is an accelerated program that is strictly hands-on. There will be no classroom time. Students will be required to obtain their Temporary Instruction Permit (TIP) from the Secretary of State prior to class start. We will provide students with all of the information that is needed in order to obtain their permit prior to attending the program. 

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Tuition: $4780

Road test: $100 (if necessary)

Items Needed to Start

  • Driver’s license
  • Commercial Learners Permit (CLP)
  • Valid Department of Transportation physical (DOT)

Lesson Plan

Week 1 

  • External 90 pre-trip safety inspection 
  • In-cab safety inspection and air brake check 
  • Basic range maneuvers 
    • Straight line backing 
    • Right and left offset backing
  • Simulated shifting and gear pattern awareness  

Week 2 

  • Basic range maneuvers
    • 90 degree backing  

Week 3  

  • Intro to road 
  • On road safety search
  • Advanced shifting 
  • City and highway driving 
  • State of Michigan road exam 

Upon completion of the instructional portion of the training course, the student will be assigned a designated time to take his/her State of Michigan road exam. Our state licensed examiners will issue a CDL certificate if the individual meets all of the minimum requirements set forth by the State of Michigan.