160 Driving Academy

Truck driver students in front of truck with 160 Driving Academy

“When you take classes with 160 Driving Academy, you will have a job with a $40,000 starting salary lined up immediately after graduation guaranteed! We work with many major U.S. trucking companies who are willing to sponsor tuition and hire new drivers.” – B.J.

Insider Info


160 Driving Academy works with many leading trucking companies who are willing to cover 100% of a student’s tuition if he or she meets certain requirements and accepts a job after graduation. Payments do not often exceed the down payment of $250.

Are there different programs based on experience level (ex. What if I have been exposed to some of the training already through my cousin? Is there an advanced course for me?) and cost? If so, describe:

There is a CDL refresher course for people looking to take the course one again.

Are there different programs based on my previous job? (ex. What if I am a vet?) and what’s the cost? If so, describe:

There is training specifically for people who have previously had a CDL.

What’s the length of the CDL program? If there is an advanced option, how long would that be?

160 hours of training might sound like a lot, but with 160 Driving Academy, you can finish our program in just four 40 hour weeks. We also offer night and weekend classes for students who have jobs and other obligations during the day.

Does the school provide financial aid?


If yes, how long will it be before I am required to begin making payments after graduation? And how big/how frequent the payments are? If it’s a company school, how long do you have to work for them? And what is the company policy on paying them back if I don’t fulfill the obligation to them?

Financial aid depends on program. 160 Driving Academy is able to offer the majority of our students sponsored tuition because of our partnership with some of the top U.S. trucking companies. Each student will be able to choose which company he or she wants as a sponsor and will be guaranteed a contract with that company after graduation. 160 Driving Academy has the truck driving school-sponsored tuition you need to start your career completely debt-free. 

What’s the average student to trainer ratio?


Endorsement Training? 

HAZMAT;Doubles and Triples

How would I be training for my road test? What type of tractor (day cab or sleeper), and what type of trailer do you provide (how long?)? How maneuverable is that?

Day Cab

Does the school let you use their equipment for the road test?


Any 1:1 instruction time?


How much practice time (hours/days) do you get backing up the truck?

Depending on the users’ skill level.

How much practice time (hours) do you get on the road?

120 hours behind the wheel; driving on local and interstate roads.

Temporary housing options provided?

No temporary housing available.

If the school doesn’t provide any accommodation, can you recommend a place where I’d be staying and cost?

The school has locations throughout the Midwest, so housing options may vary.

Do you provide food stamps, or any food options at all?


Where people at the school usually dine at? Or how do they take care of their meals? Only fast foods or is there a grocery store around?

This depends on the location of the driving school.

Does the school cover travel expenses to and from the school?


Does the school provide a job placement program?


If yes, which companies are affiliated or frequently contact the school?

We’ll get you hired. We have strong relationships with the top U.S. trucking companies, who depend on us for trucker referrals.

General Info

School URL


Phone #


School Type

Vocational, Trade, or Technical School


Headquarters 820 Davis Street, Suite 506, Evanston, IL 60201

Other Locations

Belleville, IL
5720 North Belt West, Belleville, IL 62226

Bensenville, IL
710 Larsen Ln, Bensenville, IL 60106

Champaign, IL
1315 N Mattis, Champaign, IL 61821

Chicago Heights, IL
199 West Joe Orr Road, Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Columbus, OH
923 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43205

Crest Hill-Joliet IL
21055 Division St, Crest Hill, IL 60403

Cuba, MO
1130 State Highway P, Cuba, MO 65453

Detroit MI
35216 East Michigan Avenue, Wayne, MI 48184

Dixon, IL
173 Illinois Route 2, Dixon, IL 61021

Freeport, IL
2998 W Pearl City Rd, Freeport, IL 61032

Gary, IN
3526 Grant Street, Suite 111, Gary, IN 46408

Kansas City, MO
3427 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111

Milwaukee WI
9545 South 20th Street, Oak Creek, WI 53154

Moline IL
1530 46th Ave, Suite 2B, Moline, IL 61265

Oswego, IL
1250 U.S. 34, Oswego, IL 60543

Peoria IL
2200 W War Memorial Dr, Peoria, IL 61613

Rockford IL
303 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61111

Saginaw MI
1621 Terminal Drive, Saginaw, MI 48601

Waukegan IL
320 S Greenbay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

St. Louis MO
1409 Washington Ave. Ste. 304, St. Louis, MO 63103

South Holland
15800 State St, South Holland, IL 60473