CDL Training

CDL Training in DE, MD, NJ, & PA

Are you looking to be a truck driver in Delaware or Maryland or take semi-truck training courses in New Jersey or Pennsylvania? You can register for our premier CDL training program! We offer Class A truck driving classes and behind-the-wheel training to get you prepared for a fulfilling career.

Our training programs include everything from entry-level truck driver training to over-the-road (OTR) training. These courses are designed to help you feel confident in passing your test for a CDL Class A license.

When you think of certifications for trucking companies, think American Driver Training Academy. We’ll have you working for a regional car carrier, local refrigerated delivery, flatbed, or reefer truck driving company in no time with our incredible truck driver classes.

Train in Just Four Weeks

We provide stellar programs that give students trucker certifications that they can be proud of and use to have the career of their dreams. Whether you are looking to meet tractor-trailer driving qualifications, train for flatbed driving, or take dry van cargo training courses, you can find what you need at our commercial truck driving school.

Four Weeks Is All It Takes to Train for Your CDL-A

At our training academy, you can finish your CDL-A training in four short weeks. Additionally, like many of our graduates, you can be employed as a commercial truck driver in the fifth week. Our full-time program provides 160 hours of truck driver classes and 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.

Why American Driver Training Academy Is the Best Choice

All of our CDL-A training programs provide 44 hours of behind-the-wheel training, compared to the two to ten hours other schools offer. You’ll learn from instructors who’ve worked as commercial truck drivers and have held their CDL-A for 20 to 30 years. We also offer small class sizes and low student-to-truck and student-to-instructor ratios so that each student can have the best experience during training — whether they are going through 18-wheeler driver training, car hauler training, or another program. Behind-the-wheel training occurs in our specially designed one-and-a-half-acre practice facility and on major highways that run right past our campus.

We have an impressive 97% employment rate for graduates who may receive $3,000 to $10,000 in signing bonuses from leading 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. We also have an on-site career center that provides students with resources to effectively secure employment, and we provide a lifetime job placement policy for all graduates.

Types of Training Courses

Through our CDL-A program, students will move through various truck driving lessons and practices to get their heavy truck driver’s license. If you’re interested in any of the following types of training, you will enjoy learning in our truck driver academy:

  • Entry-Level Truck Driver Training
  • Flatbed Truck Driving Certifications
  • Hazmat Truck Training
  • Local Truck Training
  • Night CDL Training
  • OTR Truck Driving Training
  • Reefer Truck Training
  • Refrigerated Truck Training
  • Regional Truck Training
  • Straight Truck Training
  • Tri-axle Dump Truck Training

As a student, you can also take dry van cargo training courses and semi-truck training courses. Within a few short weeks, you will join a group of graduates who successfully got their trucker certifications and became employable truck drivers.

Weekend Truck Driver Training

Because not everyone can spend their weekdays in class, we offer part-time training for truck drivers who want to keep their day job while participating in CDL training.

To accommodate a variety of schedules, we have two part-time ten-week programs. The first part-time program trains evenings, Mondays through Thursdays, from 5 pm to 9 pm. The second program, our weekend truck driver training, runs Saturdays and Sundays from 7 am to 3 pm.

Both weeknight and weekend programs train over 10 weeks and provide 160 hours of training and truck driving lessons. Whether you choose weeknight or weekend CDL training, you will have hours of behind-the-wheel training and Class A truck driving classes under your belt by the end of the program. You’ll easily ace the driving test!

Lifetime Job Placement Assistance

Starting a new career can be daunting, but we make the process seamless when you graduate from our commercial driving school. Our Career Center is available to get you started, and if you become unemployed at any point, our Lifetime Job Placement policy can help you get back on the road. We provide numerous job leads at no additional charge! At our school, you’re not just a student looking for CDL training; we’re your lifelong truck driving partner.

Reimbursement for Truck Driving Tuition

Much like any other type of schooling, truck driving training for a CDL Class A license is an investment that requires time and money. Thankfully, many 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 $300 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 truck driving tuition out of their own pocket still receive tuition reimbursement, but it’s received in their paycheck on a monthly basis. Students who seek reimbursement for truck driving tuition should choose a trucking company offering this program — after all, it’s almost like having received free truck driver training!

Financial Aid for Truck Driving School

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. That’s why we have a number of financial aid options available to allow you to become certified for driving trucks no matter your financial situation. Academy administrators will assist with arranging tuition reimbursement with your new employer if this benefit is available. Students are also welcome to seek financial aid for truck driving school from other providers.
  • Student Loans: Many people seeking a certificate for trucking will turn to private lenders for assistance. With this type of loan, a credit check is required, so if yours is low, it may be helpful to have a cosigner.
  • Aid for Military Veterans: If you’re a military veteran, you may have a few options for covering the costs of your CDL training. Many truck driver programs offer assistance, and the Montgomery GI Bill may cover your costs of school.
  • Scholarships and Grants: If you do not want to pursue private loans for your truck driving classes, you can apply for a scholarship or grant for truck driver training. You can reach out to our office, and we would be happy to help you find truck driver training scholarships and grants you qualify for. You may even be able to accumulate enough scholarships and grants for free truck driver training.

Train to Get Your CDL-A License in DE, NJ, PA, or MD

Aspiring commercial truck drivers in Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, and Pennsylvania can register for truck driving classes at our academy. Students will gain employable knowledge and skills through our weekday, evening, and weekend CDL training programs. Whether they want to get their semi-truck, local truck, or flatbed truck driving certifications, they will be exposed to a variety of truck driving training, including:
  • Car Hauler Training
  • Entry-Level Truck Driver Training
  • Flatbed Truck Driving Certifications
  • Hazmat Truck Training
  • Local Truck Training
  • Night CDL Training
  • OTR Truck Driving Training
  • Reefer Truck Training
  • Refrigerated Truck Training
  • Regional Truck Training
  • Straight Truck Training
  • Tri-axle Dump Truck Training
  • 18-Wheeler Driver Training

Drive Anywhere in the USA

What sets us apart from other schools is we’re approved to train licensees from all 50 states. Our academy is proud to help students earn their Commercial Driver License Class-A in the state of Delaware with a vast number of students attending from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland through our over-the-road training programs. 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 all 50 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 for students every month. You’ll test in one of the trucks you trained in, accompanied by your own personal instructor. We test with private examiners to ensure you have access to testing immediately upon the completion of your training.

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. 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. We want to make it as achievable as possible for you to meet your tractor-trailer driving qualifications and start your new career.

CDL Training Today, Driving Open Roads Tomorrow

Do you feel a desire to train for flatbed driving, reefer truck driving, or other heavy truck driving? Then, you’ve come to the right place. We provide both full-time and part-time training for truck drivers in DE, MD, PA, and NJ. We’ll help you get certified for driving trucks and even determine if you can get a hazardous materials transportation license to enhance your career. If you’re ready to take the next step to a brighter future, fill out the student application for weekday, evening, or weekend truck driver training. If you’re looking for job opportunities, fill out the employment application, and our Career Center will help you find a truck driving position. For more information about us or our programs for certifications for trucking companies, get in touch with our team today!

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