What is a Class A CDL?
Class A courses cover driving combo vehicles over 26,001 lbs. with a towed trailer over 10,000+ lbs. This program will train individuals in the operation of a Class A combination semi-tractor-trailer for positions within the trucking industry—both interstate and intrastate. You will learn how to drive under a wide variety of traffic, load, road, weather, and geographic conditions and locations.
You must meet the following criteria to be eligible for participation in these courses:
You must be at least 18 years of age
You must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or hold a valid work permit
You must have a valid driver's license from the state of Washington or Oregon
You must fill out a registration package
You must be able to pass the DOT physical and drug screen
You must have a valid social security number
You must have a high school diploma or GED. If you do not, you must pass an ability to benefit test.
TUITION & FEES
|H&R Trucking Fees|
|Tuition Fees (Class B to A is $3,200)||$4,800|
|Student Responsibility Fees|
|Physical Drug Test||$87|
|DOE Test Fees|
|General Knowledge Exam (air brakes, combination, endorsement)||$35|
|CDL Driving Test||$250|
|CDL Issue Fee||Varies|
The month is comprised of four 40-hour weeks with a combination of hands-on lab training, range training, and observation.
|Week 1||40 hours of classroom instruction|
|Week 2||16 hours of training in backing maneuvers; 24 hours of combined lab training, range training, and observation|
|Week 3||18 hours of street driving training and 22 hours of combined lab training and observation|
|Week 4||16 hours of proficiency development and 24 hours of combined range training and observation|