Been thinking about driving the big rigs? You've come to the right place.
When most people are thinking about becoming a truck driver, they're thinking about a Class A Commercial Driver's License. This is the type of license you'll need to drive a tractor-trailer, semi-truck, big-rig or 18-wheeler.
New England Tractor Trailer Training School has several different Class A CDL training options because students that come to our school have a range of experience driving trucks. It doesn't matter if you have no truck driving experience—we can help you.
The first part of any Class A driver's license school training begins with a focus on safe driving. We start by teaching the basics of CDL trucking and prepare you to get your CDL Learner's Permit. During this training time you're going to learn all about vehicle maintenance, different components like air brakes and transmissions, Federal and State regulations and safe driving techniques. You'll receive a Certificate of Completion for our Defensive Driving course from the National Safety Council.
During this time you'll also hear from and talk to recruiters from different trucking companies around the industry. They routinely come to talk with our classes to talk about the industry and available opportunities. You'll also begin meeting with our Career Services department to work on your job-finding skills.
Once you have finished your safety and knowledge training it's time to put the skills and techniques you've learned to work. This part of your Class A CDL training is hands-on and teaches you about maneuvering and inspecting a tractor-trailer. You will also learn inspection measures to be sure the truck is working correctly.
This part of your Class A CDL training teaches you about maneuvering and inspecting a tractor-trailer, and also gives you the chance to learn by watching your classmates.
You trained for the basics in class. You got comfortable behind the wheel learning to back, shift, and park. It's time to get on the road with one of our driving instructors. The trainers at our Class A driver's license school come from the industry and have experience behind the wheel, so that means their knowledge of the road becomes your knowledge.
They'll take you on different driving routes around town and on the highway. Driving side-by-side with your trainer, you'll learn upshifting and downshifting to help give you the hands on experience and confidence you'll need.
After you've graduated, perfected your maneuvers, and practiced to pass the CDL exam with your trainers, it's time to take your CDL Road Test.
NETTTS will act as your road test sponsor and you will take our truck for your CDL Road Test. Depending on the state you live in, you may even test for your CDL right at your NETTTS school location.