Training for your Class A CDL in Baltimore
The Commercial Truck Driving Program at North American Trade Schools (NATS) trains students for entry-level positions as qualified CDL drivers in over-the-road or local driving positions. The CDL program will prepare students for entry-level truck driving jobs in an in-demand industry. No prior education or experience with commercial trucks is required. 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).
Location: 6901 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244
Length: 10, 17, or 20 weeks
Cost: $5,500 if completed within normal time
Schedule: Commercial Truck Driving is available for weekday, evening, and weekend classes
Requirements: Students must have a valid driver’s license, GED or equivalent, and be 21 years or older
Upon Completion: Students will take their CDL exam on campus with an approved MVA tester
NATS CDL Training Curriculum
NATS’ Commercial Truck Driving Program teaches students the essential information needed to pass the CDL test. The program begins with classroom preparation to pass the CDL permit test, introduction to logbooks, route planning, and pre-trip inspections. Students then practice the required driving maneuvers on the range. The final portion of the Commercial Truck Driving Program is on-the-road training. Students learn shifting techniques and proper lane control and prepare to demonstrate the competencies required to pass the driving portion of the CDL test successfully.
Separate endorsements are offered as additional upgrades to our CDL program. To learn more about the endorsement training, please contact the NATS team.
Class A CDL Job Opportunities
Students who graduate from the Commercial Truck Driving Program will have opportunities in various driving careers with some of the nation’s largest carriers. Our graduates will be prepared to perform entry-level positions such as:
- Local and over-the-road tractor-trailer drivers
- Truck drivers for light vehicles (97105)
- Delivery truck drivers
- Van drivers
- Dump truck drivers
The career services team can help students with interview practice, resume building, networking, etc. NATS has recruiters from carriers come every month to speak with students and hire graduates.