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 driver 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 speak 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 seeking skills.
Once you've completed your safety and knowledge training it's time to put the skills and techniques you've learned to work. This is where you'll start with the hands-on training. This includes safety and inspection procedures, as well as behind the wheel driving:
This part of your CDL training teaches you not only about maneuvering and inspecting a tractor-trailer, but also gives you the chance to learn by observing 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. Our trainers 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.