At Mike’s Driving School in Clayton, New Jersey, we provide students with comprehensive preparation to earn a Class A or Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL). An important component of the CDL test is the pre-trip inspection. In our CDL courses, you will be able to practice the inspection process, as well as study the inspection checklist in our classroom component.
Mike’s Driving School offers several CDL school courses for prospective drivers, including:
Courses are typically offered from Monday through Friday during the day. However, we do offer some weekend and evening classes for students whose schedules do not allow them to attend weekday classes.
To apply for a CDL through the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission, a driver must:
All applicants must complete a self-certification. You may be required to submit documentation from a medical examiner.
Anyone applying for a CDL in the State of NJ must complete both a knowledge test and a skills test. Once you pass the knowledge test, you can take your skills test (also known as the road test) 14 days later by appointment. The skills test consists of three parts:
The CDL courses at Mike’s Driving School prepare students for all aspects of the knowledge and skills tests, with practical training as well as classroom study.
Each of our CDL courses combines classroom instruction with hands-on practice in our training yard and out on the road. Students will learn how to properly perform a pre-trip inspection on a Class A or B vehicle, depending on their course of study. Our instructors will provide in-depth instruction on the steps of a pre-trip inspection:
Each step in this process includes a detailed checklist of all the equipment and controls that you will need to inspect and test. Students will be able to practice pre-trip inspections under the guidance of experienced instructors and will have access to the CDL manual to study for their exams.
Mike’s Driving School has been training commercial drivers for nearly three decades and is committed to helping students become responsible professionals in the trucking and transportation industries. To help students succeed, we offer financial assistance to those who qualify. Our financial aid partnerships include:
Students also benefit from free job placement assistance, referrals to job openings, help with interview preparation, and networking opportunities. Past graduates of Mike’s Driving School have gone on to careers with leading carriers including Coca-Cola, U.S. Xpress Inc., and Werner. Our staff members stay in touch with students after graduation to ensure they have continued career support.
Are you ready to take the next step in your career? The CDL courses at Mike’s Driving School are taught by industry professionals who can help you thoroughly prepare for the CDL knowledge and road tests, including CDL inspection. CDL classes are offered at Mike’s Driving School’s campus in Clayton, NJ. To learn more or enroll in an upcoming course, contact us today.