How can we help you?
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) predict that if current trends last, there will be a shortage of nearly 175,000 truck drivers by 2024! Class A CDL trained truck drivers have a vital role in the economy and are responsible for distributing goods and necessities to all corners of the country.
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2018/2019 Class Schedule
Monday – Friday
Fall/Winter hours: 7a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
Class A: 20 days (160 hours)
Class B: 10 days (80 hours)
Upgrade Class B to A: 10 days (80 hours)
Monday – Friday
3:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
5 weeks Monday – Friday (160 hours). Possible drive time on Saturdays.
*Evening classes are seasonal – April through October
Class B or B to A
Monday – Friday
7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
10 days (80 hours)*
*DOT requirement: 2019 Class B 80 hours or B to A is 80 hours
What is CDL Training?
Truck Drivers are required to hold a Class A CDL license in order to drive their tractor-trailers both in state and on long trips across state lines.
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Drive 509 CDL Training School will teach you everything you need to know to get your Class A CDL license in as little as 3-4 weeks.
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In order to get a Class A CDL License, you need to have a minimum of 160 hours of combined classroom and behind the wheel training driving a truck.
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Once you have your Class A CDL you are ready to head to your new employer for additional training.
Class A Training
- A Class A CDL License is needed to operate any combination of vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds. Vehicles requiring a Class A CDL license are primarily tractor-trailers driving long distances.
Class B Training
- A Class B CDL License is needed to operate any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds. Vehicles requiring a Class B CDL license may include buses, dump trucks, tow trucks, delivery trucks and garbage trucks.
Class B to A Training
Already have a Class B and looking to advance your career? DRIVE 509’s B to A CDL training will have you o your way in no time.
CDL Refresher Course
The amount of work that goes into driving a commercial truck is pretty crazy. As a CDL holder, you probably already know that. If you don’t use your CDL for a period of time, it’s easy to forget skills and laws that dictate your time on the road. Unfortunately, going too long without a truck driving job may make companies hesitant to hire you.
HAZMAT Endorsement CDL
Effective January 1, 2019 HAZMAT endorsement for CDL will require a HAZMAT Training Course Certificate
DOT Approved Truck Rentals
On-Site State Testers Available
Financial Assistance is Available
A major benefit of DRIVE509 is that financial assistance is available for those who qualify.
- We work closely with Worksource, Rural Resources and the Idaho Department of Labor. If you are not employed or have been recently laid off, you may qualify for some assistance.
- Depending on your credit score and household income, your personal bank or credit union may be a good option for a personal loan.
- We now have a private loan option for tuition with Climb Credit. You can apply online and get an answer within minutes without affecting your credit score. Click here: www.climbcredit.com/drive509.
- Disclaimer: Applying does not guarantee a loan. You will still need to contact Drive509 to get registered for school.
In addition to financing options, we work with numerous trucking companies who offer tuition reimbursement programs and more!
* Credit Cards Accepted