120-Hour CDL A Training Course

Course Overview

Here at U.S. Truck Driver Training School, we have developed a 120-Hour Training Course for individuals who already have obtained their Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) and DOT medical card. U.S. Truck Driver Training School is proud to be a member of the FMSCA Training Provider Registry. Our training curriculum for ELDT meets or exceeds FMCSA minimum standards. This program is featured in the following format:

  • Full-time – Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for 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 need 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 predominately hands-on. Although there will be no classroom time, there is online theory coursework to complete. Students will be required to obtain their Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) from the Secretary of State prior to class start.

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Tuition: $4780

Road test: $100 (if necessary)

Supplies/Materials: $100

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.