Class A Training

Class “A” 160 Hour Program training designed to prepare an individual for Entry Level 10 Speed Fuller Manual - stick shift. This program meets minimum requirements established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) & is based on the FMCSA “Model Curriculum”.

Class “A” 36 Hour Program - 21 years of age or older for a “Class A” Automatic Transmission CDL license. Receive your Written Test Preparation Instruction for NYS CDL Class “A” Learner’s Permit.


On-the-Road Behind-the-Wheel Instruction
  • Pre-trip and Post-trip Inspections (Mandatory Testing on Road Test)
  • Brake Tests: Static Brake Check - Low Air Warning Device Check - 50 foot Brake Test (Mandatory Testing on Road Test)
  • New Basic Vehicle Control Skill Test – Straight Line Backing – Offset Back (Right & Left) – Parallel Park(Driver side & Blind Side) Alley Docking
  • Proper Mirror Usage & Adjustment
  • City Street Driving – Short & narrow City Street Turnings
  • Straight Line backing & Offset backing & Alley dock parking (Mandatory Testing on Road Test)
  • Parallel Parking on driver side and blind side (Mandatory Testing on Road Test)
  • Defensive Driving Practices – Smith Systems – Aggressive Drivers and Road Rage
  • Speed & Space Management
  • Proper Turns on and from Two Lane Highways
  • Driving on Upgrade – Downgrade
  • Road Sign – Pavement Marking Recognition
  • Road Construction Driving Techniques (Work Zones)
  • Country/Rural Driving
  • Interstate Highway Driving & Techniques

Introduction to the Straight Truck (Classroom)

  • Orientation to familiarize you with Equipment
  • Basic Operation and Control Skills
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Federal & State D.O.T. Rules and Requirements
  • Safe Operating Practices
  • The Driver's Daily Log – Hours of Service
  • Vehicle-Condition Reports
  • Pre-trip and Post-trip Inspections
  • Cargo Procedures
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Road Rage Management

Training Options Offered
  • Tractor Trailer - 36 Hours - Automatic - Single Axle
  • Tractor Trailer - 36 Hours - 6 Speed - Manual Stick Shift - Single Axle
  • Tractor Trailer - 36 Hours - 10 Speed Fuller Manual Stick Shift - Tandem Axle
  • Tractor Trailer - 160 Hours - 10 Speed Fuller Manual Stick Shift - Tandem Axle
  • Low Boy Tractor Trailer - 160 Hours - 10 Speed Fuller Manual Stick Shift - Tandem Axle
  • Clutching - Tractor Trailer - 36 Hours - 6 Speed Manual Stick Shift - Single Axle
  • Double Clutching - Tractor Trailer - 36 Hours - 6 Speed Fuller Manual Stick Shift - Tandem Axle
  • Double Clutching - Tractor Trailer - 8 Hours - 10 Speed Fuller Manual Stick Shift - Tandem Axle
  • Double 28’ Pup’s - 8 Hours -
    10 Speed Fuller Manual Stick Shift -
    Single Axle
  • NYS Thruway - Double 48’ Tandem - 8 Hours - 10 Speed Fuller Manual Stick Shift - Tandem Axle
  • Yard Horse Training - 8 Hours, Automatic

New York State Road Test

  • Training Vehicle & Instructor Will Be Provided for Road Test
  • Warm-up Lesson before Road Test
  • Last Minute Instruction Before Road Test
  • If you pass your CDL Road test, you must wait 24 hours for a Homeland security check. Then go to a DMV office to amend your driver license to a CDL License.

To Take a NYS Road Test

  • Must have a valid NYS Driver License and NYS DMV Learner permit and valid DOT Physical Card.
  • Physical Examination Card - before permit test can be performed.

 


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