GDL - Car Driving:1085 N Black Horse Pike Ste 7,
Williamstown, NJ 08094

License: #22094S

CDL Training Yard:
700-900 Cenco Blvd,
Clayton, NJ 08312

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Class A CDL Course in Clayton, NJ

Interested in pursuing an exciting career as a commercial truck driver? Consider the comprehensive training courses offered at Mike’s Driving School in Clayton, New Jersey. For over three decades, Mike’s Driving School has provided complete training through advanced CDL courses and refresher classes, preparing commercial drivers to navigate the road safely. One of these classes is the Class A CDL course. Learn what this advanced driving course entails and discover how it can further your career goals.

About the Advanced CDL Course

A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is a special type of license required to operate commercial motor vehicles. To acquire a CDL, a candidate must pass both skills and knowledge tests designed to ensure they meet higher driving and safety standards.

The Class A CDL course at Mike’s Driving School is a 160 hours advanced truck driving course that typically runs Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Weekend and evening classes may also be available. To be eligible for graduation, students must have a minimum attendance rate of 80%.

To make advanced CDL training more affordable, Mikes’ Driving School extends financial aid opportunities to qualifying students. We offer payment plans and collaborate with several financial aid programs, including tuition aid and reimbursement through the VA.

Advanced Driving Course Topics

The experienced instructors at Mike’s Driving School have taught CDL school courses for over 30 years and are committed to getting drivers on the road efficiently and safely. The Class A course is divided into 3 sections — classroom instruction, tractor-trailer training yard instruction, and on-road practice.

Classroom Topics

Students learn basic skills about commercial driving and logging their hours, as well as other important parts of driving a commercial motor vehicle. These concepts include:

  • CDL general knowledge
  • CDL combination vehicles
  • CDL air brakes
  • Hours of service rules
  • Log books
  • E-Logs
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) forklift certification

Tractor-Trailer Training Yard Topics

After students have the CDL basics down, they will be taken to the tractor-trailer training yard to learn and practice necessary driving and inspection skills. These competencies include:

  • Conducting necessary procedures before and after trips
  • Performing an air brake test
  • Performing an in-cab inspection
  • Backing into a spot at a 90-degree turn
  • Performing straight line back, offset back, and alley dock maneuvers
  • Parallel parking on both sides

On-Road Topics

The third and most exciting part of getting your CDL is learning to drive on the road. Students will be taken into the field with an instructor to put their knowledge into action. Skills practiced in these courses include:

  • Driving on different types of roads (rural, city, and highways)
  • Using a double-clutch
  • Making wide turns
  • Shifting an asynchronous transmission
  • Shifting, turning, and defensive driving

Students will study for the CDL written and skills tests administered by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJ MVC). They must pass this examination to attain licensure. They also receive an OSHA-approved forklift operation certification.

Why Mike’s Driving School?

Mike’s Driving School is a family-run business that has been teaching drivers how to safely operate personal and commercial vehicles for more than 3 decades. We believe our advanced driving school is the best place for you to learn how to drive better and obtain your CDL. Besides exceptional CDL training, we also offer:

  • One-on-one instruction with professional and knowledgeable instructors
  • Vehicles with dual controls for behind-the-wheel training and added safety
  • Many courses include OSHA-approved forklift operator training for additional industry skills
  • Job search assistance and interview prep

Graduates from the CDL courses at Mike’s Driving School have also been offered jobs at top companies like Coca-Cola, Werner, and McLane. Discover more success stories to see how Mike’s Driving School can help you achieve your professional goals.

Obtain Advanced CDL Training Today

Driving a commercial motor vehicle entails a great deal of responsibility, and therefore requires comprehensive training to learn specialized knowledge and skills. Located in Clayton, NJ, Mike’s Driving School recognizes the need for advanced truck driving programs and strives to provide the most complete courses for commercial drivers, ensuring they are fully prepared to get on the road. Contact us today to learn more about the Class A CDL course.  

Monday: 9AM – 5PM | Tuesday: 9AM – 7PM | Wednesday: 9AM – 5PM | Thursday: 9AM – 7PM
Friday: 9AM – 5PM | Saturday: 9AM – 12PM (By Appointment) | Sunday: Closed
Mike’s Driving School
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