Class B Instruction
Learn the Skills Needed to Earn Your Class B CDL
Get On Your Way with our CDL Class B Program
2020 Driving School is now offering CDL Class B truck driving courses. We’ve compiled a team of highly experienced and knowledgable instructors to help develop safer, smarter truck drivers.
We’re bringing our 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.
Let us help you get on your journey towards earning your commercial driver’s license.
Course Price: $3,000.00
Why Choose Us?
Our experienced commercial driver’s license instructor team has:
Years of CDL Driving Experience
Years of CDL Teaching Experience
Why a Class B CDL?
Today’s marketplace for Class B CDL drivers is highly competitive. Driver’s choose a Class B commercial driver’s license for a number of reasons, such as:
- They have a particular job in mind requiring a Class B license.
- They wish to drive in a specific region, in a specific type of vehicle.
- They aren’t sure they are ready to transition to Class A type vehicles at the moment.
What is a Class B CDL?
Class B commercial driver’s licenses allow drivers to operate vehicles such as:
- Large straight trucks
- Dump trucks
- Concrete mixer trucks
- Tow trucks
- Utility Trucks
A Class B CDL permits the driver to operate vehicles with a gross vehicle weight (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or greater.
CDL Class B Instruction Overview
CDL Class B truck driving instruction is a comprehensive process consisting of 40 hours of classroom sessions and 80 hours of range and behind the wheel lessons.
Students learn the skills needed to safely navigate today’s roads.
2020 Driving School provides its Class B commercial driver training at our Fredericksburg, VA headquarters, with range and behind the wheel instruction completed nearby.
Schedule for CDL Class B Instruction
Full-time Class B training is provided Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., for three weeks.
Part-time Class B 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 B 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 with CDL Class B Instruction?
2020 Driving School’s CDL Class B 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
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:
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!
Exclusively for Our CDL Students
Two Convenient Benefits Available
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.
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.