Helping Georgians become Class A Commercial Drivers since 1992
CDL Class A Training
We know what to teach you to be just as successful as these 16,000 + prior Daly’s Truck Driving School graduates.
Our Class A program is the most common program to enter. The demand for class A drivers is at an all-time high and is expected to continue to grow in the future. Average fleet driver salaries are now at $73,000. There are Federal grants available for eligible applicants that target this employment sector because of the current high demand. The companies who actively hire entry-level class A drivers offer sign-on bonuses and tuition reimbursement as well. Check out Daly’s Truck Driving School’s job placement page for more details.
Full-Time CDL classes start every other week, check our current schedule of exact start dates.
What to Expect
In your first week of training you can expect to get right to work. This week is classroom. There will be a little bit of adjustment for you since most Daly’s students haven’t been in a classroom setting since they finished high school or college.
Your timeline for being ready to pass the permit test is 5 days. During this time you are meeting all entry-level driver requirements under Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for entry-level driver training in accordance with 49 CFR 380.503. You will also learn about “Highway Watch”, which has been described as: Homeland Security’s program that “uses the skills, experiences and road smarts of America’s transportation workers to help protect this critical infrastructure and the transportation of goods, services and people.”
Your primary objective during this week is to become familiar with the Georgia CDL Manual. While all the sections of the CDL Manuel are covered our focus is the sections of the Manuel dealing with General Knowledge, Air Brakes, and Combination Vehicles.
For full time students you will usually train Monday thru Friday and test on Saturday for your permit. If you are a weekend student you usually train for 2 weekends and test the following Saturday for your permit.
You now have your CDL class A permit. This allows you to continue forward with training. This permit legally allows you to get in a truck with a licensed instructor at our school and drive in traffic. They are experts on the required maneuvers.