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Truck Driver Training in New England

A CDL, or Commercial Driver’s License, is required to drive a commercial motor vehicle, like a tractor-trailer or dump truck. Our entry-level driver training programs teach students how to safely operate commercial trucks and tractor-trailers. Students also get behind the wheel—first in the training field, and then out on the road—so they can get hands-on training to safely practice their skills with one of our experienced driving instructors. At New England Tractor Trailer Training School (NETTTS), we provide training at school locations in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.

Locations That Offer CDL Training

We have four locations available across New England, making it easy to start your professional driver career training.


Tractor-trailers, flatbed trucks, tanker vehicles—a CDL-A license is for combination vehicles with a gross weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more, or with a towed vehicle in excess of 10,000 pounds. This CDL program is for the big rigs.


Dump trucks, box trucks, cement mixers, and other heavy straight trucks—a CDL-B license is for single vehicles that exceed 26,000 pounds.

Why Choose NETTTS

NETTTS has been training truck drivers for nearly 60 years. Our training programs include:

  • Financial aid is available to those who qualify
  • Career Services support
  • Experienced instructors with professional driving knowledge
  • A company-wide fleet of over 150 trucks and trailers for student training
  • Practice on CDL driving simulator
  • National Safety Council Defensive Driving Certification
  • FMCSA Approved ELDT training provider


Contact us today to learn more!


Do you have more questions about New England Tractor Trailer Training School? Find out answers to some frequently asked questions.

How do I become a truck driver?

If you’re interested in becoming a truck driver, do your research to find a CDL program that’s right for you. Learn more about how to become a truck driver.

What is the difference between over-the-road trucking and local trucking?

Local trucking means your driving routes will keep you close by and have you home at night. Over-the-road trucking are routes that can take you across the country and trips may last multiple days or weeks. Explore the difference between over-the-road trucking and local trucking.

Can I apply for financial aid?

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Learn how to apply for FAFSA for CDL training.

What is the difference between a Class A and Class B CDL?

Class A and Class B CDLs allow drivers to operate different types of vehicles. A class A CDL is required for the operation of a combination of vehicles (such as a tractor connected to a trailer) with a gross vehicle weight of 26,001 pounds or more and a towing capacity of more than 10,000 pounds. A class B CDL is required for the operation of a single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of 26,001 pounds or more. Learn more about Class A vs. Class B CDL.


Hear from our Graduates

“NETTTS is the place to be. The classroom is very important because it prepared me for the road. I had a brake hose break on my trailer and I knew what to look for and what to do. Brake check is very important! Go NETTTS!!!”*

David W. - NETTTS Graduate, Class-A CDL, Summer 2021

“I attended NETTTS as a single mother trying to make ends meet. Thanks to their help I was working the same week after receiving my license. Great communication.”*

Vanessa D. - NETTTS Graduate, Class-A CDL, Summer 2021

“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. My back was against the wall, battling tough times. Now my back is against a seat in a truck and I’m doing what puts me at peace while having a purpose. I thank NETTTS for allowing me to get that feeling, for making it simple.”*

Leonardo T. - NETTTS Graduate, Class-A CDL, Winter 2019

“When I was going to school all of the staff had my back. I worked hard and continued to go to school and in turn they never gave up on me.”*

Frank Z. - NETTTS Graduate, Class-A CDL, Winter 2021

*Consumer information regarding current graduate employment can be found with Graduation, Licensure, and Employment rates.