Idaho's Finest Class A CDL
Training Facility

Courses

1 week refresher course: 40 hours of training

The student can expect to have approximately 16.5 hours of driving time and 16.5 hours of backing instruction. In addition they will also enjoy 7 hours of truck lab.

4 week CDL Class A course: 160 hours of training

The student will have roughly 40 hours of driving, 40 hours of classroom and 40 hours of backing instruction. An additional 40 hours will be spent in truck lab with some observation time.

*As with any of our courses these numbers may vary depending on the students specific needs. All course sections may be modified to fit the needs of the individual student.

Truck Lab

Students will observe and learn hands-on how to perform a complete vehicle inspection, troubleshooting and maintenance, tire chaining, coupling and uncoupling, fifth wheel and tandem axle sliding procedures.

Backing Instruction

Students will learn hands-on how to L-Back, straight back, off-set back and dock a tractor-trailer combination vehicle. These procedures are one student to one instructor ratio.

Classroom Instruction

In the classroom, students will be instructed and tested on all endorsements, map reading, log books, truck and trailer parts and safe driving techniques, among various other skills. Students are issued a 33 chapter Tractor-Trailer training manual complete with tests at the end of each chapter. They will also complete 30 instructional and safety videos, some require tests immediately following the video. A 2/3 hour seminar will be instructed by “Operation Lifesaver” regarding Railroad rail grade crossings safety.

Driving Instruction

Driving instruction is hands-on driving in various road conditions and situations. This includes driving on the interstate, city and country roads and grades. Students will learn the entering and exiting procedures of DOT scales. In addition they will visiting and observe DOT scale personnel and their role in the transportation industry.