Four Weeks is all it takes to Train for Your CDL-A
At American Driver Training Academy You can finish your CDL-A training in four short weeks, and like many of our graduates, be employed as a commercial truck driver in the fifth week. Our full-time program provides 160 hours of training Mondays through Fridays from 7 am to 3 pm which leaves weekends and evenings free to study and take care of your personal obligations.
Two Part-Time Ten Week Programs
We also offer part time options for students who want to keep their “day job” while training for their CDL-A. The first part-time program trains evenings, Monday through Thursday from 5 pm to 9 pm. Program two trains Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 3 pm. Both weeknight and weekend programs train over a 10 week period and provide 160 hours of training.
Why American Driver Training Academy is the Best Choice
All of American Driver Training Academy’s CDL-A training programs provide 44 hours of behind the wheel training compared to the two to ten hours provided by other schools. You’ll learn from instructors who’ve worked as commercial truck drivers and have held their CDL-A for 20 to 30 years. We offer small class sizes and low student-to-truck and student-to-instructor ratios. Behind-the-wheel training takes place in our specially-designed one and a half acre practice facility and on major highways that run right past our campus. The Academy has an amazing 97% employment rate for graduates who may receive $3,000 to $10,000 in signing bonuses from top over-the-road trucking companies. Over 100 companies actively recruit drivers from American Driver Training Academy because they know our intensive training methods produce quality drivers who are an asset to their fleets. The Academy’s on-site career center provides the resources students need to effectively secure employment and there’s a lifetime job placement policy for all graduates.
Drive Anywhere in the USA
What sets American Driver Training Academy apart from other schools is we’re an approved vendor in four states. The Academy is proud to help students earn their Commercial Driver License Class-A for Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Maryland full-time in as little as four weeks, or part-time evenings or weekends in ten weeks. We’ll provide you with the know-how and skill to pass the CDL-A test according to the regulations set forth by the Department of Motor Vehicles in any of these four states so you can drive a tractor-trailer anywhere in the USA.
Take the CDL-A Test in the Tractor-Trailer You Trained In, Accompanied by Your Instructor
We schedule a block of road tests in Delaware and Pennsylvania for students every month. New Jersey and Maryland require students to schedule their own tests. No matter where you take the test, you’ll test in one of the trucks you trained in accompanied by your own personal instructor. If for any reason your test must be scheduled at a late date, as is the case sometimes in Maryland, at no extra charge we’ll contact every DMV within 100 miles to secure an earlier date if possible.
Convenient to Students throughout DE, NJ, PA and MD
Our centralized location in New Castle, DE means we’re convenient to the Philadelphia/South Jersey metro area, Wilmington and Baltimore. I-95, I-295, Rte.40 and the New Jersey Turnpike run within minutes of our yard and students travel from every corner of the four-state area to gain the exceptional training our facility provides and benefit from our aggressive job placement services. Students traveling over 60 miles per day may consider staying at one of the local hotels near the Academy. Administration staff have arranged discount pricing for our students, and will be happy to assist with your lodging needs.
American Driver Training Academy is partnered with Homeland Security (DHS) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as the exclusive vendor for TWIC in Delaware, Hazardous Materials Assessment and the Pre✓™ program in Delaware.
On-Site Enrollment for TWIC® (Transportation Workers Identification Credential) Card
Many transportation companies require new employees to obtain a TWIC card for employment consideration. American Driver Training Academy makes this easy for students as the only on-site enrollment processing center in the state of Delaware.
TWIC is an identification credential for all personnel requiring unescorted access to secure areas of Maritime Transportation Safety Act (MTSA)-regulated facilities and vessels, and all mariners holding Coast Guard-issued credentials. Individuals meeting eligibility requirements are issued a tamper-resistant TWIC card containing a digital biometric (fingerprint template) that positively links the card and individual.
Hazardous Materials Endorsement Threat Assessment Program
American Driver Training Academy is authorized to fingerprint individuals on campus who are applying for the Security Threat Assessment required to obtain a Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME).
To obtain, renew, or transfer a Hazardous Materials Endorsement on your state-issued CDL-A, you must apply for a security threat assessment at least 30 days prior to the expiration of your CDL-A. This program was implemented to meet the requirements of the Patriot Act, which prohibits states from issuing a license to transport hazardous materials in commerce unless a determination has been made that the driver doesn’t pose a security risk. The Act further requires that the risk assessment include checks of criminal history records, legal status, and relevant international databases.
Pre✓™ Application Program
Pre✓™ is a TSA “trusted traveler” program which allows pre-approved, low-risk travelers the convenience of applying for expedited screening at participating U.S. airports. Pre✓™ screeningprovides approved travelers an expedited security screening experience at the airport.
Many over-the-road (OTR) trucking companies offer tuition reimbursement to new drivers. It’s treated as a benefit, similar to health insurance, and doesn’t require that you sign an employment contract. New drivers may receive $100 to $200 per month over and above their salary to help recoup their initial investment in commercial driver training.
Many carriers make loan payments directly to the tuition lender on behalf of the student. Students paying tuition out of their own pocket still receive tuition reimbursement, but it’s received in their paycheck on a monthly basis. Students who seek tuition reimbursement should choose a trucking company offering this program.
Once you’ve made the decision to become a commercial truck driver, the last thing that should stand between you and this goal is tuition. American Driver Training Academy has a number of options available. Every student, including those with weak credit, is guaranteed to receive a loan offer to pay for CDL-A training. Students with weak credit can increase their loan amount by securing a co-signer or offering a car title for collateral.
Loans applications are generally processed within 24 to 48 hours from receipt at the Academy’s administration office. The Interest rate is 19% and students can choose loan terms between 12 to 24 months. Monthly loan payments average $100 to $200 and become payable after graduation. Academy administrators will assist with arranging tuition reimbursement with your new employer if this benefit is available and students are welcome to secure loans from other providers.