Get On The Road To Success As A Commercial Truck Driver
Truck drivers are one of the most in-demand careers available, today. CDL-A (Commercial Driver’s License – Class A) drivers are licensed to operate commercial trucks that tow trailers filled with goods or materials.
Drivers mostly transport cargo across local and state lines under tight schedules.
As a Commercial Truck Driver you’ll spend your workday:
- Maintaining vehicle and operation logs;
- Managing delivery paperwork;
- Loading and unloading cargo;
- Performing vehicle inspections before and after trips;
- And much more.
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Commercial Trucking Program Description
The CDL-A program is designed to teach you safe operating procedures, and a working knowledge of the industry.
As a student, you’ll get practice behind-the-wheel at our driver training yards. As well as both country and city driving environments. You can become a licensed driver with 200 hours of logged training.
You’ll also have the opportunity to train for endorsements in air brakes, hazardous materials (optional), tankers, and doubles/triples.
Graduates are prepared for licensure through the State of Maine’s Department of Transportation.
Hands-on Truck Driver Training
Because trucking is a hands-on job, you’ll be trained by industry pros in fully equipped yards and classrooms. Above all, you’ll learn by doing.
CDL-A program students get full hands-on training in:
- Pre-trip inspections;
- Truck engines & Transmissions;
- CDL examinations;
- Safety for CDL drivers (FMCC);
- Rules of the road;
- Professional development for CDL drivers;
- Logbooks and trip planning;
- Straight backing;
- Alley Docking;
- Parallel parking;
- Drop and hook;
- City, highway, and country driving.
NTI Commercial Truck Training Yards
You’ll receive part of your training in a classroom, and the rest in our driver training yards. Learn from licensed and experienced truck drivers.
Both training yards (located in Scarborough and Bangor, ME) are equipped with the trucks, trailers, and tools you’ll need to prepare for your license.
Endorsements are a formal system of letting employers know how skilled you are.
CDL endorsements include:
- Air Brakes;
- Hazardous Materials (optional).
- 100% financing of tuition costs (up to $7,000) of a CDL course through approved CDL schools;
- 0% interest rate;
- First payment deferred to 60 days after completion of course.
Due to its short length, the CDL-A program is not yet eligible for Federal Financial Aid. But, NTI does offer a short-term payment plan for all students.
During your Admissions Interview, you’ll be given an overview of your tuition cost and ways to pay for school.
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As a graduate of the CDL-A program, you’ll be prepared to take your state-administered commercial driving test. Upon licensure by the State of Maine Department of Transportation, you’ll be ready to start your career. CDL-A truck drivers work for:
- Distribution centers;
- Freight companies;
- Retail businesses;
- And much more.
Job Placement Assistance
You don’t have to search for a job alone! Once your education is complete, the Career Services Office supports you in your job search.
Most importantly, NTI graduates have access to these services for the rest of their lives.
Note: career services are available to any graduate in good standing with the school.
The Career Services Office offers:
- Application and resume preparation.
- Professional interview techniques.
- Help to contact prospective employers.
- Job fair events with local employers.