“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.
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?
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?
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.
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