糖心Vlog

CDL Training Course

Are you interested in earning your CDL license in Illinois or CDL in Missouri? 惭罢滨鈥檚 hands-on CDL training classes put you in the driver鈥檚 seat and prepare you for life on the open road as a commercial truck driver. Get the skills you need to pursue a career in truck driving. Enjoy the independence that comes with earning your Illinois CDL or Missouri CDL at 糖心Vlog (MTI)鈥攔eserve your seat today!

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Daytime and evening classes available

What Makes the CDL Course at MTI Different?

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Hands-On Focused

Receive behind-the-wheel training and over-the-road commercial driving training

Duration 25 days

Accelerated Training

Earn your CDL certificate in less than 30 days

Experienced Instructors

Experienced Instructors

All MTI CDL instructors have real-world commercial driving experience

Evening Classes

Evening Classes Available

Flexible class times that work for your busy schedule

Employment Preparation

Employment Preparation

No general education courses required, students will learn the skills required for entry-level employment

Career Placement

Career Placement

Career counseling & placement assistance is available to all qualified graduates

CDL Training at 糖心Vlog

MTI is recognized by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) as an approved ELDT (Entry Level Driver Training) provider. MTI offers two options for truck driver training: 1) CDL Training Course and 2) Professional Truck Driving Program. If you鈥檙e interested in earning your CDL and entering the workforce sooner, the CDL Training Course takes less than 30 days to complete and is designed to prepare you to pass the licensing exam and obtain a Class A CDL in Illinois or CDL in Missouri. If you鈥檙e interested in more extensive behind-the-wheel and over-the-road training, check out the Professional Truck Driving Program.

惭罢滨鈥檚 CDL classes in Illinois and Missouri prepare you for an entry-level truck driver career through a combination of classroom & hands-on instruction. You鈥檒l learn your state鈥檚 CDL manuals, and get behind-the-wheel training on the range and on the open road. All of 惭罢滨鈥檚 instructors are experienced trucking professionals who will teach you how to correctly and safely perform the skills required to earn your Illinois CDL or Missouri CDL.

HANDS-ON CDL TRAINING COURSE

At MTI, you鈥檒l get behind-the-wheel to learn the following skills:

  • Control systems
  • Vehicle inspection
  • Range maneuvers聽
  • Rural highways, interstate & city driving
  • And more!

The CDL instructors at MTI bring real-world commercial driving experience to the classroom & the range, helping you develop the driving experience and knowledge you need to pursue an entry-level career in truck driving.

惭罢滨鈥檚 CDL school in Illinois and CDL school in Missouri also teach the following:

  • CDL permit test preparation
  • Life on the road and professionalism
  • Shipping and receiving
  • Defensive driving & extreme driving conditions
  • FMCSA rules and regulations
  • ELDT (Entry-Level Driver Training)
  • Trip Planning & Communication
  • Load Securement & Cargo Holding
  • Preventative Maintenance

MTI also offers a Professional Truck Driving Program in Missouri and Illinois to prepare you for a career as a truck driver through a comprehensive 20-week training program.

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Financial Assistance

Financial Aid Team

MTI’s Financial Aid Team provides personalized support to students applying for federal financial aid and help with understanding all the funding options, including scholarship opportunities.


Scholarship Opportunities

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MTI is here to help you attain the funding you need to take the next step in your education. MTI’s Financial Aid Team can help match you with scholarship opportunities you may qualify for.


START A CAREER IN TRUCK DRIVING

If you鈥檙e interested in a career in truck driving, there are several types of routes you can choose, including local, interstate (across state lines), and intrastate (within a state鈥檚 boundaries). In addition to driving tractor trailers and transporting goods around the country. Truck drivers must also be able to secure cargo, carefully inspect and maintain their rig, and follow all applicable federal and state driving regulations.

According to the (BLS), 鈥淎s the demand for goods increases, more truck drivers will be needed to keep supply chains moving.鈥 The BLS predicts about 241,200 openings for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers are projected each year, on average, over the decade (2022-2032).

CDL Vehicles Include:

  • Dry Vans
  • Tankers
  • Flatbeds
  • Dump Trucks
  • Low Boys
  • Cargo Containers
  • Livestock Trucks
  • Drop Decks
  • Cement Trucks
  • Grain Trucks and Wreckers

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CDL ILLINOIS TRAINING COURSE OVERVIEW

Here鈥檚 what you can expect when you attend MTI for your CDL training at 惭罢滨鈥檚 Springfield, Illinois campus:

Length:
20 days or 25 days
When:
Daytime classes available
Hours:
20 days/160 total clock hours (40 Classroom / 20 Range / 20 Over the Road / 20 Observation / 60 Remedial) -OR- 25 days/200 total clock hours (40 Classroom / 20 Range / 20 Over the Road / 60 Observation / 60 Remedial)
Completion:
Certificate

CDL MISSOURI TRAINING COURSE OVERVIEW

Here鈥檚 what you can expect when you attend 惭罢滨鈥檚 Springfield, Missouri campus for CDL training:

Length:
20 days
When:
Daytime classes available
Hours:
180 total clock hours (40 Classroom / 16 Range / 16 Over The Road / 108 Observation)
Completion:
Certificate

Quick Facts: CDL Training Course

There are a variety of commercial vehicles that truck drivers operate, including dry vans, freights, flatbeds, tankers, and more. Each of these truck driving jobs require a Commercial Driver鈥檚 License, or CDL.听

Understanding the difference between Class A and Class B CDL can help you better understand which license you need to become a CDL driver.听

At MTI, you鈥檒l be prepared to earn your CDL A, which allows you to operate any vehicle with a semi-trailer or a trailer with two or more axles. A is a tractor trailer, also known as a semi.

To learn more, check out: What is the Main Difference Between CDL-A and CDL-B?

According to the , the median annual wage for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers in May 2022 was approximately $49,920. The highest 10% earned more than $75,220.

The predicts about 241,200 openings (on average) for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers each year from 2022 through 2032. The U.S. economy has historically relied on CDL drivers to keep pace with supply chains鈥攚ith additional demand for goods, additional commercial drivers will be needed.

The path to obtaining an Illinois CDL is relatively straight forward, but it is important to understand all the required steps. MTI is recognized by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) as an approved ELDT (Entry Level Driver Training) provider, and we can help you learn how to get a CDL license in Illinois and answer some commonly asked questions.听

Fill out the form below to contact the team at MTI, or check out: 鈥淗ow Can I Get My CDL in Illinois?鈥

The process for getting your Missouri CDL can be complicated, as the requirements can vary from state to state. MTI can help you navigate your CDL options and requirements, as well as give you a step-by-step guide on how to get a CDL in Missouri.听

Fill out the form below to contact the team at MTI, or check out: 鈥淗ow Can I Get My CDL in Missouri?鈥

The current cost for the CDL Training Course is $2,450.

The current cost for the CDL Training Course is $3,500.

Check out the CDL Training FAQ for the answers to frequently asked questions about getting your CDL and becoming a truck driver!

Enrollment & Outcomes

Enrollment and outcome information for all Illinois-based campuses and the ACCSC annual reports for each program in Adobe PDF format. Please note, all programs are not offered at all campuses. For annual details, please visit our CDL enrollment and outcomes page.

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ACCREDITATIONS

  • 糖心Vlog (MTI) is accredited by the .
  • MTI is approved by the  to participate in federally-funded financial aid programs.
  • MTI is a member of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA).
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糖心Vlog is approved by the : 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701. For more info: 

糖心Vlog is approved to operate by the .

Satellite Location (Missouri CDL Range):
5284 W. Sunshine
Brookline, MO 65619

Satellite Location (Illinois CDL Range):
4600 Rodger St.
Springfield, IL 62703