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Commercial Driver Training, Inc.

New York’s Premier School for Commercial Driving

Welcome to Commercial Driver Training, Inc.—New York’s most trusted driving school for the workforce in the trucking industry. After decades of providing quality driving lessons for Tractor Trailers, trucks, and bus drivers, we have earned an impeccable reputation as a specialized provider of excellent programs to cover the unique and strict requirements of different sectors, from fleet companies to individuals choosing the path of commercial driving as a career.

A Tradition of Excellence

Founded in 1961, our school has been providing outstanding courses to produce highly skilled, emergency-prepared, and responsible commercial drivers. Our Mission is to develop professional drivers to have a strong outlook on life, safety, protection of property, equipment and the environment through team-work. We are able to achieve this consistently by using our proven training methods and by updating our curricula to comply with the current regulations.

At CDT, we take pride in our wealth of experience, as it resonates the high quality of training we are able to deliver without fail. We are proud of our crucial role of laying a solid cornerstone in the careers of individuals entering this demanding industry.

A Comprehensive Range of Courses

We offer a huge array of programs, both accredited and avocational, meticulously designed to provide participants essential knowledge and practical experience in driving. Our accredited courses are for those individuals wanting to undergo intensive training for tractor-trailer, truck, or bus driving. Our avocational programs include lessons to prepare just for road testing as well as for forklifts, dump trucks, and motorcycles. We also provide fleet training and refresher courses.

A World of Opportunities

The unparalleled driver training for trucks, trailers, and bus drivers we provide serves as a ticket to start a promising career in the trucking industry. Our team of experienced and adept instructors has exceptional teaching skills and exhibits unshakable integrity to guide participants throughout their journey to excellence.

Take a tour of our site for more about programs. Contact us today for inquiries.


FMCSA sends entry-level driver training rule to White House, final stop before publication

A proposed federal rule set to spell out required minimum training standards for new entrant truck drivers has been sent from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to the White Houses’ Office of Management and Budget for approval. The OMB is the rule’s last stop before publication in the Federal Register.

As this is the proposed version of the rule, the agency will take comment from the trucking industry, stakeholders and the general public for 60 days following the rule’s publication. The rule has not been made public yet, so what it will require of drivers and carriers is not yet known.

The rule was produced via a so-called “negotiated rulemaking,” meaning a committee of drivers, fleets, regulators and other industry stakeholders met several times to flesh out the basic form of the rule before handing it to FMCSA to finalize and put into the regulatory pipeline.

As reported earlier this year by CCJ, the committee’s key recommendations for the rule included requiring 30 hours of behind-the-wheel training time, establishing a registry of driver training providers and establishing certified curricula for CDL applicants.

The OMB’s rulemaking portal says the White House received the rule Nov. 7. The OMB typically clears rules within 90 days of receiving them. The rule should be published shortly after its clearance by OMB.
Articles by James Jaillet |

Why Living In The Fast Lane Isn't For You

Riding a motorcycle is significantly different from driving a vehicle with four wheels. It gives riders more freedom when it comes to moving around on the road. With a motorbike, you can easily whizz your way through the traffic or take alternate routes. Although there are some advantages to driving a motorcycle instead, it can also be extremely dangerous.

Grim Numbers

Riding can be so thrilling and exciting that, sometimes, people forget the inherent dangers of it. The numbers paint a grim picture of these risks. According to statistics, there were around 5,900 motorbike crash incidents in New York in 2012 alone. A huge chunk of these numbers led to personal injuries, and in some instances, even fatalities.

It is also worth knowing that almost all of these crashes were caused by human factors. Driver inattention is one of the many examples. Aggressive driving, speeding over the limit, and failing to yield right of way also rank high when it comes to the severity of crashes. These cases clearly show how lack of road discipline can easily lead to untoward circumstances, property damage, and loss of life.

In sum, road accidents are easy to avoid, only if those behind the wheel (or on the motor) practice safe driving and observe traffic rules. After all, the road is not for just you alone. You also have the responsibility to look after the safety of those around you.

Discipline is the Key

Risky riders pose a danger to motorists and pedestrians who share the road with them. It is important to know the basics of safe motorbike riding before you even hit the road. Apart from knowing how motor engines work or how to go full throttle, discipline can help a lot.

Here at Commercial Driver Training, we take motorcycle riding safety seriously. We are committed to providing comprehensive training sessions and information about safe motorbike riding. We believe that a proper understanding of the basics can and will save lives. Do not hesitate to contact us to learn more about driving programs and training.