Class A CDL Road Tests
If you want to get your Class A CDL we have several programs designed to provide different levels of training to fit our customers varied level of previous experience. These programs use trucks with automatic transmissions that are easy to drive. All of the tests are conducted by state examiners. The goal of these programs is to help you become comfortable with the truck you will be taking your test in and give you only the training you feel you need.
Economy Class A CDL Program: $495.00
8 hour course: 6 Hour Pre-Trip Inspection and Air Brake Class, 2 hours of in-truck training with one of our licensed instructors, and the CDL road test in Class A truck/trailer combination. This program is for drivers who are very comfortable with their backing abilities. Prerequisite: Class A vehicle experience, valid Class D or higher license, Class A permit with Air Brake endorsement, and must be able to pass a DOT Drug Screen.
Standard Class A CDL Program: $895.00
16 hour course: 6 Hour Pre-Trip Inspection and Air Brake Class, 4 hours backing practice on our driving range, 4 hours of backing at our indoor backing experience 4 hours of in truck training with one of our licensed instructors, and the CDL road test in Class A truck/trailer combination with automatic transmission vehicle. This program is for drivers that have limited backing experience and need to spend some time to get better at backing with just mirrors in order to pass the test. Prerequisite: Moderate Class A vehicle experience, valid Class D or higher license, Class A permit with Air Brake endorsement, and must be able to pass a DOT Drug Screen.
Apprentice Class A Program: $1295.00
DOT Drug Screen, 6 Hour Pre-Trip Inspection and Air Brake Class, 6 hours backing practice on our driving range, 6 hours at our indoor backing experience, 6 hours of in truck training with one of our licensed instructors, and the CDL road test in Class A truck/trailer combination with a automatic transmission vehicle. This program is for drivers that have no experience backing trailers. Prerequisite: A valid Class D or higher license, Class A permit with Air Brake endorsement, and must be able to pass a DOT Drug Screen.
The drug screen must be done prior to scheduling your training and test (Not to be confused with DOT Physical). The Comprehensive Pre-Trip Inspection Class also needs to be done before you take your in-truck training. The classroom training is provided on Wednesdays at both locations, and Saturday in St. Paul. The driving portion of the Economy Program and road test is completed in one day. The other programs will have training split into different days with the road test immediately following the last couple hours of training. You need a Class A permit with Air Brakes for these programs. Make sure you bring your license and permit with you for each training session.
Your Interstate Truck Driving School instructor will meet you with one of our trucks at predetermined exam station on the day of your CDL road test. State rules do not allow training within the exam station so your training on the day of the test will be done around the exam station. We take care of obtaining the road test appointment from the state for you, so don’t worry about that.
These programs include the Comprehensive Pre-Trip Inspection Class in order to prepare you for the inspection that is a part of the state CDL road test. We hold that class every Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 (St Paul only) and Wednesday mornings from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We do not have classes during Holidays.
The class can be repeated as often as you like without any additional charge. This class is VERY important in order for you to perform the inspection on the test properly so you will pass the first time.
Your instructor will also briefly go over the air brake inspection the day of your test. You will be given a check list to use during the inspection process. We will cover everything that you will need to know to pass the Road Test but you will be asked to study the material we give you in class in order to be properly prepared to pass the Pre-Trip and Air Brake Inspection required by the state when you take your Road Test.
You will also receive instruction and practice on the maneuvers required during the test. Backing, right and left turns, lane changing, and freeway driving will be covered to help you understand what the examiner will be looking for. The longer programs provide you with more practice and it is your decision how much training you wish to receive before you take the road test.
If you are not sure which program to take, please call out main office (651-735-9250) to schedule aFREE Evaluation. One of our instructors will have you get behind the wheel and watch you back up a trailer on our driving range. We can tell in a very short time how much training you will need. There is no cost or obligation for the evaluation.
Driver training hourly rate is $110.00 per hour with a two hour minimum. Students must have passed a DOT drug screen within the last 30 days before any training can be scheduled. Programs are to be paid on the first day of training to receive program price. Training can be paid for daily at hourly rate. Authorization or Purchase Order must be received prior to training in order to bill for services. All invoices must be paid net within 10 business days of receipt.
-Retest Fees for CDL road test with Class-A Training Programs: 2 Hours training & test is $395.00-
Prices and curriculum effective 01/01/2013 and are subject to change without notice