Advantage Driver Training

Commercial Truck on the Road

“Advantage Driver Training can provide you with the finest Chicagoland Class A Commercial Driver’s License training. Our 160+ hour program is what you need to start.” – Advantage Driver Training

Insider Info

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:

At Advantage Driver Training, we use an advanced, interactive Pre-Trip Training Program. Every student is given online login credentials and the ability to access the program from the computer—wherever you are. This means that you can study at pre-trip sections at home for your own convenience. Some Commercial Driver’s License schools might only have study materials available in the classroom. At Advantage Driver Training, we go the extra mile and provide you with cutting-edge learning programs that help you learn in the best way possible.

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

Contact your local job service office to see if you qualify for Workforce Investment funds.

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

The program is 160+ hours and can be completed in 4 weeks.

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?

Varies by student

What’s the average student to trainer ratio?


Endorsement Training?


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?

Students can request more time

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

The course consists of: 40 hours classroom, 20 hours of range, 20 hours of road, 10 hours of observation and 70 hours of remedial training.

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?

Elks Lodge, Best Western, Wingate by Wyndham, and Joliet Plaza Inn and Suites. Cost depends.

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?

McDonalds, Burger King, Johnnys Beef and Gyros

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?

Werner, Swift, Roehl, TransAm, Falcon and more.

General Info

School URL

Phone #


School Type

Company Sponsored CDL School


200 McDonald Ave Joliet, IL 60431