Classroom Instruction

Classroom instruction is provided Monday through Saturday.  

This class is taught by instructors that are former State of Minnesota License Examiners!

We meet Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:00 AM to noon, Wednesdays from 8AM to 3 PM, Thursdays and Fridays from 8AM to noon, Saturdays from 9AM to 3PM.  

We have a workshop on the CDL permit test on Tuesday afternoons from 1PM to 2:30 and a workshop on the Hazmat permit test on Thursday afternoons from 1PM to 2:30.


Comprehensive Pre-Trip Inspection Class (Wednesdays and Saturdays)

This class will help drivers prepare for the state administered Pre-Trip inspection that must be passed at the beginning of a CDL road test in a commercial vehicle with air brakes.  Students will practice the inspection process with our trucks to get ready for the test.  This class is very intensive and covers components from bumper to bumper with very specific training regarding air brake systems.

This class is a must for drivers that are not familiar with the mechanical components on big trucks.  It is also important for anyone that has difficulty with verbal communication because the state examiners expect you to explain each of the mechanical components and what to look for when you inspect them.

This class would also be necessary for individuals that are competent mechanics and are familiar with brake system components because the Driver and Vehicle Service Division of the MN Department of Public Safety has a very specific criteria that must be performed to pass the test.

This class meets every Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (except Holiday weekends).  The class also meets on Wednesday mornings from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  The tuition for this class when taken separately is $295.00.  The class is included for students enrolled in any of our programs.

FMCSR Entry Level Driver Classroom (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday)

In May of 2004 the Federal Department of Transportation began requiring classroom instruction for commercial drivers that wish to drive interstate.

Interstate Truck Driving School provides the required class at our office on weekday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to noon.  You need to attend ten classes for a total of 40 hours to complete the requirement (one of the classes is the Comprehensive Pre-Trip Inspection mentioned above).  You may start the class anytime.  It takes two weeks of attendance to complete the ten classes.  Spring Valley WI students can attend via the internet from our Spring Valley location.  The FMCSR class includes the Comprehensive Pre-Trip Inspection Class.

The subjects covered during the class include;

  • Driver Qualifications
  • Hours of Service Regulations
  • Federal Whistle Blower Protection
  • Driver Wellness
  • Pre-Trip Inspections
  • Post-Trip Inspections
  • En-route Inspections
  • Air Brake Systems, inspections, and how to adjust air brakes
  • Driving Emergencies
  • Accident Procedures
  • Hazardous driving conditions
  • Night driving
  • Cargo security
  • Rules of the Road
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Trailer coupling
  • Shifting multi speed transmission

This class is included in all of our comprehensive training programs.  It can be taken separately for a fee of $395.00.  The comprehensive training programs include additional study materials using Keller’s Tractor/Trailer Textbook that is PTDI approved. You will be provided with materials including FMCSR Pocket Book, Logbook, and Inspection Forms.


Prices and Programs are subject to change without notice. Tuition fees are due on the first day of class. Refund policy is printed on the Student Contract. With prior written authorization or Purchase Order, public agencies are permitted terms allowing for payment within 30 days of invoice to be billed on student’s first day of class/training.