As we said in our last blog in which we explain what is a Commercial driver´s license or a CDL “Commercial driving is one of the most growing industries in America, actually, it’s the 5th fastest growing industry in the nation” and that’s the reason why every day we can find more and more job offers for CDL Drivers all over the country.
CDL driving offers a lot of benefits such as top wages, flexible schedules and it also gives the chance to enjoy a quality life and spent more time with the family and so on.
However, in order to become a CDL driver, he or she must first obtain a CDL or a Commercial driver´s license.
This process requires a lot of commitment and hard work.
Candidates must study and pass a few tests to ensure they are well trained and qualified enough to drive high capacity commercial motor vehicles (CMV), including not only high-volume vehicles but also vehicles with more than 8 passengers including the driver.
The CDL training program may take up to 4 weeks in which all students would review relevant content that will give them the knowledge to be on the road and offer a quality and safety service to all passengers.
The CDL is issued by the Department of Transportation (DOT).
What you need to know:
Make sure to know the rules, regulations, documents or prerequisites you need for obtaining a CDL due to each state has slightly different procedures and requirements.
In mostly all cases, candidates must be at least 21 years old of age and there´s also a physical requirement.
Also, candidates will have to complete a written application, maintain a learner’s permit for a period of time, and pass a skills test before to be eligible for a CDL – Class B.
Meeting these requirements will make sure things go smoothly throughout the entire process of applying for and obtaining your Commercial driver’s license.
Some endorsements, such as the Hazardous Materials (HazMat) may also require a background check, it all depends on the type CDL you want to obtain.
Where can I go to get my CDL?
A great way to go about getting a Commercial Driver’s License is with a CDL Training School.
With Boston CDL Driving School you will learn in a classroom setting, all relevant information needed to pass the written exam and the skills test.
You can review the next session available here Sessions schedule
Some of the topics, future CDL drivers will review are in our training program include:
- General Knowledge: 50 hours of training (Week 1 & 2) (Passenger & Air Brake Endorsement)
- Driving Techniques & Maneuvers: 25 Hours (Week 3)
- Review: 15 hours (Week 4)
- Testing: 10 Hours (Week 4)
We advise you to consult the CDL endorsements section of the manual for additional information on your state and the type of CDL you need to obtain.
If you need any further information or want to enroll in our next session visit our website.