Academy of Truck Driving

loading/unloading dock for truck drivers

“On the road training designed to fit specific to student’s needs” – Academy of Truck Driving

Insider Info


$73 dollar sign up fee + different prices depending on CDL A training program

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:

Yes, there are three different levels of CDL A

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

Yes, there are different classes such as “advanced” classes

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

Express course is 35hrs, Refresher Course is 60 hrs, Standard Course is 160hrs, Super Session is 195 hrs

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 is only available to unemployed or military vets and payment plans follow TAA agencies and the Employer Tuition Reimbursement Program

What’s the average student to trainer ratio?

depends on the incoming class and program

Endorsement Training?

Combination Vehicles

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?

Hands on driver training with the company provided trucks

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?

Specific to student needs

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

Specific to student needs

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?

Local hotels $99-$163

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


Where do 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?

People handle their own food

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?

Schneider National, Covenant transport, CRST International, Werner Enterprises, Swift

General Info

School URL

Phone #

510-663-9030 Oakland

209-939-9494 Stockton

School Type

Independent/Private CDL Training School


2585 Buna St Bldg. 99 Oakland CA 94607

Other Locations

Port of Stockton
315 West Fyffe Ave Ste 162
Stockton Ca 209 939 9494