H&R Elite Trucking Academy


What salary can I expect as a Class A driver?

The average salary of a Class A Driver is $60,118 in Washington according to ZipRecruiter. Plus, wage increases come with getting a HazMat endorsement and driving doubles or triples.

How much do classes cost?

The tuition cost for the Class A course tuition is $4,800. Our tuition is far more affordable than many trade schools, especially compared to two and four-year degree programs.

What documentation do I need to be eligible for a Class A CDL?

You need to at the least have a work permit or a permanent resident card in order to be eligible for a Class A CDL.

Why should I get a CDL?

A CDL enables you to secure a rewarding job with a high salary—and, contrary to popular belief, you can be home every night.

When do you hold classes? Is there a schedule?

Class A and Class B with air brakes courses start every Monday. Forklift and HazMat courses start on the 1st and the 15th of each month. Start dates are adjusted to the following Monday when that date falls on a weekend.

How long are the courses?

Course lengths are as follows: Class A is 1 month; Class B is 2 weeks, HazMat is 16 hours; and Forklift is 8 hours.

What's the difference between local and long-hauling jobs?

In local jobs, you typically won't be leaving your state for work and can expect to be home every night. Long-haul jobs involve crossing state lines—potentially being away from home for several days to weeks at a time—and usually involve higher pay than local jobs.