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CDL School Addison

Start your journey toward a stable, well-paying career in the transportation industry!

CDL School Addison

Start your journey toward a stable, well-paying career in the transportation industry!

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CDL Classes

Get Your Commercial Driver’s License

A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) opens up opportunities in the transportation industry, where skilled truck drivers are in high demand. With a CDL license, truck drivers can access many job opportunities, competitive pay, and job security.

Class A

Operate vehicles like tractor-trailers, truck and trailer combinations, tank vehicles, livestock carriers, and flatbeds with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more. It covers vehicles towing trailers weighing over 10,000 pounds.

Class B

Operate vehicles such as straight trucks, large buses, segmented buses, box trucks, and dump trucks. Drive single vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more.

Class C

For drivers operating vehicles designed to carry 16 or more passengers (including the driver) or transporting hazardous materials in small quantities.

CDL Training

Addison Truck Driving School

Begin your truck driver training courses with Alpha Truck Driving School, a top-notch learning environment with the proper equipment to kick-start your career.

With knowledgeable and multi-lingual instructors and staff and a state-of-the-art driving simulator, you’ll get a unique, hands-on learning experience.

This CDL program offers a 275,000 sq. ft. facility with comprehensive in-class instruction and hands-on practice, with affordable prices and a flexible schedule for students’ needs.

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CDL Program

Alpha Truck Driving School

Alpha Truck Driving School is the leading Addison, IL truck driving school, meeting ELDT requirements, and providing comprehensive training from certified instructors for operating commercial motor vehicles.

As one of the leading CDL training schools, with extensive experience and a tailored program, students will gain the necessary skills to obtain their CDL license.

Students will learn:

  • Safe driving standards
  • Essential maneuvers
  • Conduct thorough pre-trip inspections

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Tuition Options

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

WIOA

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides grants for vocational training to US citizens or legal residents who meet the required income level, are 18 or older, and comply with selective service (if required).

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Veterans

Military veterans can receive financial support for vocational training through the GI Bill, a government-sponsored program offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Financing

Payment options are tailored to your budget. Choose from a low initial payment with pay-as-you-go flexibility or enjoy a discount by prepaying for your training!

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Job Placement

With a network of local trucking companies, Alpha’s strong industry connections and partnerships are instrumental in helping students find the right fit.

Students will discover opportunities that align with their goals, presented by transportation companies and recruiters. These companies offer a wide range of benefits such as tuition reimbursement, medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement plans.

Frequently Asked Questions

CDL training in Illinois can vary depending on the program and the student’s pace. Some truck driving programs take four to six weeks to complete, including both classroom education and time spent behind the wheel.

The job market is facing a shortage like never before, resulting in an increase in pay rates. Local recruiting agencies report annual truck driver salaries ranging from $53,000 to $73,000.

Alpha Truck Driving School is partnered with numerous Addison-based companies, helping students find the best job placement. Addison’s industrial sector encompasses most of the village’s west and south sides.

Addison, IL is home to 20% of all manufacturing operations in DuPage County. The industrial sector manufactures everything from electronic controls to telecommunications equipment, from industrial drills to kiln equipment.

To drive a commercial motor vehicle inside state borders, the driver must be at least 18 years old. To drive a commercial motor vehicle beyond state borders, the operator must be at least 21 years old. A valid driver’s license is required. To transport hazardous materials or individuals, you must also be 21 years old.

Training for a CDL involves classroom instruction and hands-on experience, covering safety regulations, vehicle operation, and traffic laws. You’ll need to pass written and skills tests, typically including pre-trip inspections, basic control tests, and road tests.

Class A is a license that allows its holder to operate a combination of vehicles with a Gross Combination Weight Rating (GVWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, provided the towed vehicle is heavier than 10,000 pounds.

The Class A CDL is considered the best among commercial licenses. It’s often referred to as the “universal” CDL, as it provides the opportunity to drive multiple types of commercial trucks and tractor-trailers.

The process to obtain a Class A CDL varies by state, but it generally involves passing both a written knowledge test and a hands-on skills test.

Endorsements are credentials needed to transport specialized cargo or drive a combination vehicle with multiple trailers. To obtain an endorsement for your CDL license, you’ll need to pass a series of written tests.

For those seeking a passenger endorsement, you’ll also have to pass a road test by driving a bus. And if you’re going for a hazardous materials (Hazmat) endorsement, you’ll need to undergo a background screening.

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