CDL Class A

CDL Class A

CDL Driver Training We offer several courses to meet the needs of any driver!

Comprehensive Tractor-Trailer Driver Basic: This is SAGE's "flagship" program. It is a comprehensive curriculum that provides the student with the substantial knowledge and practical skills necessary to become an entry-level over-the-road truck driver. The program consists of 150 hours of instruction (44 one-student-per-truck driving hours) conducted over 4-5 weeks. Meets the needs of students with no prior knowledge or experience in truck driving. Our most popular program!

Commercial Drivers License Essentials: The program objective is to provide students with essential knowledge and practical skills necessary to be qualified as an entry-level, supervised over-the-road or in-town driver of tractor-trailers, heavy duty trucks, dump trucks, and medium-sized delivery trucks. The CDL2150 is a program designed to provide tractor-trailer driving fundamentals to students who have minimal or no truck driving experience. The program includes classroom instruction, hands-on labs and independent study, and substantial behind-the-wheel driving time on a practice range and public roads.

Tractor-Trailer Driver Advanced: Appropriate for students who have some truck driving experience or training, but will not meet the standards required for a truck driving job. This "Advanced" program consists of 80 hours of instruction (30 driving hours) conducted over 2-3 weeks. Provides the student with basic knowledge and fundamental skills necessary to become an entry-level over-the-road or in-town truck driver.

Tractor-Trailer Driver Refresher: This "Refresher" program provides sufficient knowledge and skills to applicants with some prior experience to enable them to pass the written and practical portions of the CDL examination. The program also provides an excellent opportunity for those who have their CDL, but need to improve driving skills through focused, hands-on driver training. The concentrated program consists of 40 hours of instruction (20 driving hours) conducted over 1-2 weeks.

Prerequisites: You must take and pass a DOT Physical and Drug Test (contact staff for approved vendor), have a Driver License, have a Motor Vehicle Record free of major violations for the past 3 years, complete a Training Application and Admissions Interview.


Instructional Materials

  • CDL Class A Prep Instructor's Manual
  • SAGE Curriculum
  • Tractor-Trailer Handbook/Workbook
  • Overhead Projector
  • Overheads for each lesson
  • Videos
  • Daily Log and recap materials
  • Lab materials
  • Video Player and Monitor

Student Materials

  • Notebook and Pencils
  • Driver's Logbook (provided)
  • Trucker's Atlas (available for check-out)
  • Tractor-Trailer Handbook (available for check-out)
  • Handouts and Homework
  • FMCSR Book (provided)
  • Hazardous Material Handbook (available for check-out)
  • Commercial Driver's Manual (available for check-out)
  • Computer Based Training for Commercial Driver Permit