California Class A CDL Training Print E-mail

Our TRACTOR/TRAILER OPERATOR PROGRAM is designed for entry level driver preparation of the California CDL test and successful employment through an intensive four to eight-week program. Field and classroom training provide a combined total of 160 hours. Class A CDL training includes DOT Safety Rules and Regulations, State regulations, and proficiency development in the skills required to obtain employment. Western Truck School offers day, evening, and weekend classes.  The top trucking companies in the nation will actively recruit from WTS classes.

calssroom1.pngStudents attend 40-hours of classroom training covering such subjects as DOT, logbooks, defensive driving and job search techniques. Preparation for the CDL permit is done in class in addition to the DOT required Driver Wellness module per CFR 49 regulations.female2.png

Field training includes both observation and behind the wheel time. The field training consists of driving in training areas that include a combination of highway, city and heavy traffic driving. There is a tested and proven emphasis on defensive driving. backing and safety. Emergency procedures are also practiced extensively. The training also consists of DMV skill practice, job search training, DMV road testing and ulitmately graduation and employment. Homework is assigned on a regular basis and students must be prepared for an intensive program of study. Drivers graduating from this course will normally have all endorsements and be prepared to work nationwide, regionally and locally for the nation's largest truckload carriers.


In California, call 1-800-TRUCKING,

Nationwide at 1-800-929-1320 - or - Let Us Contact You

*Statistics for wages that can be earned as a commercial driver can be drawn from the EDD Occupational Wages analysis-1st qtr 2010, Heavy Duty Truck Drivers (SOC 533032)

Bureau of Labor Statistics Standard Occupational Classification
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW).
May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license.
Illustrative examples: Cement Truck Driver, Moving Van Driver, Auto Carrier Driver
Broad Occupation: 53-3030 Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers
Minor Group: 53-3000 Motor Vehicle Operators
Major Group: 53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations

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