A CDL license or commercial driver’s license is required for people to drive a commercial vehicle such as truck or tractor trailer. The size, weight, and mechanical differences from a passenger car--such as air-brakes--means that safely operating this type of heavy-duty truck can be a big responsibility. Because of the added challenges and required skills that come with handling such a massive vehicle safely and successfully, those who wish to pursue a career as a professional truck driver may seek formal CDL license training.
At NETTTS, our truck driver training school has multiple locations in the northeastern United States to train students across Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. At each of our locations we offer various New England career training programs such as commercial driver’s license training. During their CDL license training, students can be trained on the necessary skills and knowledge to handle a tractor trailer and prepare to become a professional truck driver. With hands-on teaching and a practical approach to learning, students can graduate from our program prepared to get their CDL license.
"The classroom training was excellent and prepared me well for passing the RMV CDL-A permit test. I really enjoyed the field practice and found all the instructors to be patient and straightforward. I thoroughly enjoyed my time behind the wheel during on-the-road practice and especially enjoyed driving the red, white and blue “condo” rig. My thanks and compliments to NETTTS! I would, and will, highly recommend NETTTS as THE place to go and learn to be a commercial driver."
Our CDL license training in New England includes training for a class A license at all four of our school locations. A CDL-A license is required for any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more if the towed vehicle is more than 10,000 pounds. Students who successfully complete this type of CDL license training may be able to operate tractor trailers, various truck and trailer combinations, flatbeds, tank vehicles, and livestock carriers. In the Commercial Driver’s License training program, students are taught by experienced truck driving instructors that come directly from the trucking industry. You will learn the necessary skills needed to become a safe and professional driver. Training can range from general knowledge of air brakes systems and combination vehicles, to road-side inspections and general trucking industry related practices. Behind the wheel training includes practice on city streets, rural roads, and highways under the supervision of your instructors. Students who complete this program can prepare for the State Registry Test.
For students looking for CDL license training for class B, we offer comprehensive training programs. A Class B commercial driver’s license is required to operate a single vehicle that exceeds 26,000 pounds or with a towed vehicle that is not over 10,000 pounds. Students who successfully complete this program can go on to earn this license and be able to drive straight trucks, large buses, box trucks, dump trucks, and other related vehicles.
Students in this program are trained on practical knowledge in each training module specifically designed to prepare them for the CDL-B permit that includes both classroom and behind-the-wheel experience. Students may also be introduced to 49 CFR, entry-level driver training requirements before taking the State Registry Test. When available, Passenger Endorsement (P) training may be added to training in Pawtucket, RI and North Andover, MA or offered as a standalone course to current CDL holders.