Getting Your Commercial Driver’s License in Georgia

Are you dreaming of hitting the open road, exploring new places, and making a living behind the wheel? Getting your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) in Georgia is your ticket to a career in truck driving, and Daly’s Truck Driving School is here to guide you through the process step by step.

Understanding the Basics

First things first, let’s break down what a CDL is. A Commercial Driver’s License allows you to operate large vehicles such as tractor-trailers, buses, and tanker trucks. In Georgia, there are different classes of CDLs depending on the type of vehicle you want to drive and what you plan to transport.

Classifications of CDL in Georgia

Georgia offers three classes of CDLs:

1. Class A: This allows you to drive a combination of vehicles with a Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) of 26,001 pounds or more, provided that the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is more than 10,000 pounds.

2. Class B: With this license, you can operate single vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more, as well as vehicles towing trailers with a GVWR of less than 10,000 pounds.

3. Class C: This is for vehicles transporting hazardous materials or designed to carry 16 or more passengers (including the driver).

Requirements for Getting Your CDL

Now, let’s talk about what you need to do to get your CDL in Georgia:

1. Meet the Age Requirement: You must be at least 18 years old to obtain a CDL in Georgia. However, if you plan to drive across state lines or transport hazardous materials, you need to be at least 21 years old.

2. Hold a Valid Driver’s License: Before you can apply for a CDL, you must have a valid Georgia driver’s license.

3. Pass a Medical Examination: As a commercial driver, you’ll need to undergo a medical examination to ensure you’re physically fit to operate a commercial vehicle.

4. Study for the Written Exams: To obtain your CDL, you’ll need to pass both a written knowledge test and a skills test. The written exams cover topics such as vehicle inspection, basic vehicle control, and on-road driving. Daly’s Truck Driving School offers comprehensive training programs to help you prepare for these exams.

5. Get Behind the Wheel: Once you’ve passed the written exams, it’s time to hit the road! You’ll need to demonstrate your driving skills to a certified examiner during the skills test. This includes performing pre-trip inspections, basic vehicle maneuvers, and driving in various traffic situations.

6. Apply for Your CDL: After successfully completing the written and skills tests, you can apply for your CDL at the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS).

Why Choose Daly’s Truck Driving School?

At Daly’s Truck Driving School, we understand that obtaining your CDL is a big step towards your future. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality training to help you succeed. Here’s what sets us apart:

1. Experienced Instructors: Our instructors are seasoned professionals with years of experience in the trucking industry. They’ll provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to excel in your new career.

2. Hands-On Training: We believe in learning by doing. That’s why our training programs include plenty of hands-on experience behind the wheel of a commercial vehicle.

3. Flexible Schedules: We offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate your busy lifestyle. Whether you prefer day, evening, or weekend classes, we have a schedule that works for you.

4. Job Placement Assistance: Our job doesn’t end when you graduate. We’re committed to helping you find employment in the trucking industry. We partner with local and national trucking companies to connect our graduates with job opportunities.

The Road Ahead

Obtaining your CDL is the first step towards an exciting and rewarding career in truck driving. With the right training and determination, you can hit the road with confidence and embark on a journey filled with new adventures and opportunities. So, what are you waiting for? Contact Daly’s Truck Driving School today and start your journey towards success!

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Daly’s Truck Driving School currently offers a 15-Day course for Georgia Class A Commercial Driver’s License and a 6-day course for a Georgia Class B CDL.
Full and Part-time classes are available

* Professional truck drivers earn a mean annual wage of $48,710. The top 10% of truck drivers make more than $69,480 per year according to the 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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