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Commercial Truck Driving Programs

Class A & B CDL Training at North American Trade Schools

The CDL Training Programs at North American Trade Schools (NATS) train students for entry-level positions as qualified Class A and B CDL drivers in over-the-road and local driving careers. Neither CDL training program requires prior education or experience with commercial trucks. The student, however, must meet the driver qualifications set forth by the FMCSA and the ELDT Mandate. Students must pass the physical examination requirements established by the Department of Transportation (DOT).

Requirements: Students must have a valid driver’s license, GED or equivalent, and be 21 years or older

Upon Completion: Students will take their Class A or B CDL exam on campus with an approved MVA tester

NATS CDL Training Programs


Class A CDL Training

Length: 10, 17, or 20 weeks

NATS’ Class A CDL Program is designed for those who have no prior experience driving heavy equipment or commercial trucks. This program prepares students for entry-level jobs as over-the-road, regional, and local truck drivers. Students will test for their Class A CDL on campus with an approved MVA tester.


Class B CDL Training

Length: 48 clock hours

The Class B CDL Program is designed for those without experience driving or operating Class B commercial vehicles. This program prepares students through classroom theory and behind-the-wheel training. Individuals will be qualified to operate dump trucks, buses, motorcoach, and more Class B vehicles.


Entry-Level Driver Training

North American Trade Schools is approved to conduct CDL training under the ELDT Mandate that went into effect on February 7, 2022. The ELDT Mandate breaks down the CDL training into two separate portions, classroom theory, and behind-the-wheel training in the yard and on the road. Students searching for ELDT Mandate-approved training can find NATS in the Training Provider Registry (TPR). To learn more about the ELDT Mandate and how it affects CDL training, please contact our Admissions Team today!

Ready to get on the road? Please contact our Admissions Team at (410) 298-4844. Our team can help answer your questions and get you started on a new career path!
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