Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about our CDL courses. If your question isn’t answered here, please contact us so we can help you get the answers you need.

Do I need any prior experience?

No, you don’t need any prior commercial driving experience to take our classes.

Do I need a permit to begin training?

Yes, in most cases you will need a CDL instruction permit (CDIP). You can find out more in our prerequisites section.

How much is training?

Tuition costs vary based on the type of license you want training for. You can find current tuition costs here.

Do you have financial aid?

There are a number of programs that offer assistance which you may qualify for. We do not offer financial aid directly, but can help you apply if you qualify.

When is your next class?

Our full class schedule is here.

Can you help me find a job?

Check Ride offers job placement assistance for both new and past students.  

Are there really companies that hire drivers with no experience?

Yes, there are several companies that hire newly licensed commercial truck drivers.

How long does the training take?

Training times vary based on the type of license and endorsements.  You can find out more about the types of training here.

What does the training cover?

Training covers both knowledge and practical skills on the road. Find out more about specific training here.

Will I get hands-on training with the trucks?

Yes, all students get one-on-one training time behind the wheel.

What if I have an expired CDL?

You will likely have to recertify and take the tests. Contact us about your specific situation.

What if I have a CDL from another state?

It depends on what endorsements you’d like to transfer and if there are any restrictions you need to have removed. Contact us about your specific situation.

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