Class A Instruction
Comprehensive Truck Driving Instruction from Professionals
Earn Your Commercial Driver's License with the Best
2020 Driving School is now offering CDL Class A instructional courses. We’re bringing the top-notch standards and focus on customer experience that we have been offering with our normal driver training to the commercial truck driver world, and we can’t wait to help you get on your way.
2020 Driving School has recruited top talent to serve as CDL instructors, bringing decades of teaching and on-the-road experience to our students.
We’re excited to aid our students in learning how to become safer, smarter, truck drivers!
Course Price: $3500.00
Why Choose Us?
We’ve compiled an experienced instructor team that is dedicated to student success, and has:
What is a Class A CDL?
Class A commercial driver’s licenses allow drivers to operate any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more if the vehicle(s) being towed have a GVWR of more than 10,000 pounds. Vehicles in this class include: vehicles such as:
- Tractor trailer
- Truck and trailer combinations
- Tractor trailer buses
If you hold a Class A license and you have the correct endorsements, CDL Class A drivers may also operate vehicles listed in Class B.
About Our CDL Class A Course
CDL Class A truck driving instruction is a comprehensive process consisting of 40 hours of classroom sessions and 120 hours of range and behind the wheel lessons.
Students learn the information and skills necessary to safely and courteously operate a tractor trailer on today’s busy roads.
2020 Driving School provides its Class A commercial driver training at our Fredericksburg, VA headquarters, with range and behind the wheel instruction completed nearby.
CDL Class A Training Schedule
Full-time Class A training is provided Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., for three weeks.
Part-time Class A training is provided Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., for seven weeks.
Please note: The timely completion of each student’s CDL Class A instruction is one of our top priorities. The school aims to complete the instruction in a reasonable time, however, it cannot be responsible for delays caused by mechanical failure, unsafe driving conditions due to inclement whether, or any other unforeseen reasons over which it has no control.
Students are asked to give their instructor as much advance notice as possible for any scheduling conflicts they may have.
What's Included in the Class A Truck Driver Instruction?
2020 Driving School’s CDL Class A training is broken down into three sections: Classroom, Range, and Behind the Wheel instruction.
Classroom Instruction Includes:
- CDL permit study
- Endorsement study
- Standard endorsements
- HAZMAT endorsements
- DOT regulations
- Log book completion
- Accident reports
- Air brakes
- Doubles and Triples
- Hours of service
- Map reading
- Trip planning
- Hazard perception
- Night driving
- Driving in extreme conditions
- Railroad crossing safety
- Job procurement
Range Instruction Includes:
- Pre-trip inspection
- Basic vehicle control
- Straight line backing
- Forward stop
- Right turn/left turn
- Parallel parking
- Offset backing
- 90-Degree alley dock backing
- 45-Degree all dock parking
- Proper use of clutch and gears
- Coupling and uncoupling
Behind the Wheel Instruction Includes:
- On the Road Driving: Shifting of a 10-speed transmission, up-shifting, down-shifting, double-clutching, and progressive shifting. Left turns, right turns, X-way driving, urban driving, simulated up-grade, down-grade, emergency stop-start, curves, stop and thru intersections.
- On-Freeway and Highway Driving: Entrance, exit, and lane changes.
- Air brakes
- Traffic rules of the road
- Combination vehicles
- Railroad crossing safety rules
- Gross and Axle Weights:
- How to shift the weight of the loads on your vehicle.
- Real life driving skills (actual route travel with CDL drivers)
- Personalized training and skill development
- Vehicle inspection process
Benefits of a Class A CDL
Earning a Class A CDL offers great advantages, such as:
Need More Background Information?
Have questions about what qualifies as a commercial driver? What the age requirements for receiving a commercial driver’s license are? Or for how long you must have a CDL learner’s permit?
We’ve compiled basic information to help answer many questions those interested in becoming a truck driver have.
English Not Your Primary Language?
In addition to English, CDL instruction is available in the following languages:
Special Benefits for Our CDL Students
We're Making it Even More Convenient!
Transportation from the Metro/VRE to our training facilities can be arranged for our CDL students. Be sure to let us know during your enrollment so that the details can be worked out.
Attending our CDL programs from out of the area? No problem, we can make arrangements for lodging during your instruction. Be sure to ask us for details on how this works.
Questions About CDL Instruction?
Understanding what all is involved in earning your CDL can be complicated. Reach out to us for additional information. We’d be glad to help!
Ready to get started?
Simply complete the form below and a CDL coordinator will contact you to begin the process and answer any questions you may have.