Tractor Trailer Programs

Becoming a tractor trailer driver is a promising career, but it has its share of challenges. CDT's training prepares the student with a broad base of knowledge through classroom and practical experience to enter this field a a professional driver

At Commercial Driver Training, we have provided excellent training to countless professionals in the trucking industry over the years. As a premier tractor trailer school in NY, we offer programs suited for different career levels. Our accredited courses are an equal combination of classroom and vehicle training to help make participants become well-rounded on the job and prepared for the problems they may encounter on the road.

Our instructors have a vast collective experience and proven expertise in the matter. Under the guidance of our team, participants will gain the level of competence in line with the standards set by the industry.

Acquire the necessary skill set and essential knowledge a commercial driver must have only at the top tractor trailer school in NY.

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CAREER TRAINING I – Tractor Trailer

Full Time – Monday to Friday – 7:30am to 4:00pm
304 Hour Training Program

Classroom 152 Hours (4 weeks): Permit Preparation, Entry Level Driver/Job Application Class includes Entry Level Driver Certificate, Defensive Driving, Hazardous Materials, Air Brake System and Certification on Adjusting Air Brakes, DOT Rules and Regulations, Log Books, Engines and Transmissions, Map Reading and Trip Planning, DTM Textbook.

Vehicle Training 152 Hours (4 weeks): Diesel Tractor, Various Transmissions, Open Road & City Driving, Vehicle Inspection, Uncouple and Couple, Straight Backing, Parallel Parking, Left Back, Right Back, Alley Docking, Serpentine Maneuvers, Double Trailer Demonstration, Sliding Tandem Demonstration, Loaded and Unloaded Trailers, All Road Test Procedures. 3 State Road Tests, Job Placement Assistance and School Certificate.

PTDl (Professional Truck Driver Institute) Approved Course (Drug Screen and DOT Physical Exam included).
Financing Available If Qualified

8 Week Course


CAREER TRAINING II – Accelerated Tractor Trailer (Designed to be accelerated program for students with prior knowledge of larger vehicles and stick shift experience)

Full Time – Monday Thru Friday – 7:30am to 4:00pm
190 Hour Training Program

Classroom 78 Hours (11 Days): Permit Preparation, Entry Level Driver/Job Application Class includes Entry Level Driver Certificate, Defensive Driving, Hazardous Materials, Air Brake System and Certification on Adjusting Air Brakes, DOT Rules and Regulations, Log Books, Engines and Transmissions, Map Reading and Trip Planning.

Vehicle Training 112 Hours (14 Days): Diesel Tractor, Various Transmissions, Open Road & City Driving, Vehicle Inspection, Uncouple and Couple, Straight Backing, Parallel Parking, Left Back, Right Back, Alley Docking, Serpentine Maneuvers, Loaded and Unloaded Trailers, All Road Test Procedures. 2 State Road Tests, Job Placement Assistance and School Certificate.

Drug Screen and DOT Physical exam included
Financing Available If Qualified

6-8 Week Course


CAREER TRAINING II – Tractor Trailer

Part Time – Saturday & Sunday – 7:30am to 4:00pm
200 Hour Training Program

Classroom 64 Hours (8 Days): Permit Preparation, Entry Level Driver/Job Application Class includes Entry Level Driver Certificate, Air Brake System, Certification on Adjusting Air Brakes, Engines and Transmissions, DOT Rules and Regulations, Defensive Driving, Log Book, Map Reading and Trip Planning, Hazardous Materials.

Vehicle Training 136 Hours (17 Days): Diesel Tractors, Various Transmissions, Open Road & City Driving, Vehicle Inspection, Uncouple and Couple, Straight Backing, Parallel Parking, Left Back, Right Back, Alley Docking, Serpentine Maneuvers, Loaded and Unloaded Trailers, All Road Test Procedures. 2 State Road Tests, Job Placement Assistance and School Certificate.

Drug Screen and DOT Physical exam included
Financing Available If Qualified

13 Weekends in Total