A School Run by Trucking Industry Pros with a Passion for Producing the Best Drivers

The McKinley family opened the doors of American Driver Training Academy in 2002. After owning and operating trucking and transport businesses for decades, they quickly came to realize that the biggest challenge in the transportation industry is hiring skilled drivers. This realization ignited a passion for training and delivering the best student drivers in the industry. They had one simple goal in mind: create safe truck drivers that would be recognized by carriers nationwide as graduates proudly declare, “I trained at American Driver Training Academy!”

Male truck driver sitting in the driver’s seat of a big rig after getting his CDL

Putting Quality Truck Drivers to Work Every Day

American Driver Training Academy is proud to be a woman owned business. Director and CEO, Jaden McKinley, contributes the success of her school to the amazing 11 professionals that make up Team ADTA! Each Instructor holds a CDL Class-A and has 20-30 years driving experience. The ADTA team members treat students like family throughout their training and career. Their ultimate goal is the success of their students and this is reflected in their Lifetime Job Placement policy. Every day the Academy puts new truck drivers to work though long-standing partnerships with nearly 100 companies nationwide! Those recruiting companies have reviewed our course addendum and graduate’s safety records and know that an American Driver Training Academy graduate will make a quality addition to their trucking operation.

Our 160 Hour CDL-A Training Program Produces

Superior Drivers

To uphold the skill and safety training principals the Academy was founded upon, we go above and beyond industry standards. We invest more so students get the skills they need to succeed in the real-world as commercial truck drivers. We understand that the quality of our drivers reflects directly on the reputation of our school.

American Driver Training Academy offers students:

  •  Truck Driver Training to Earn your CDL-A in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Maryland – Drive anywhere in the USA

  •  48 hours of behind-the-wheel training - compared to 2 to 10 hours provided at other local schools

  • Behind-the-wheel training every day - starting day one

  • 4 to 1 student-to-truck ratio for road training

  • 5 to 1 student-to-truck ratio for yard training

  • 20 student maximum class size

  •  Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) certified classroom training methods

  • Classroom visits by recruiters

  • Take CDL-A test in one of the tractor-trailers you trained in accompanied by your personal instructor

  • Lifetime job placement policy