Progressive Truck Driving School

Progressive Trucks in Parking lot of trucking school

We are here to help you achieve your career goals and reach success. Our Admission Advisors will guide you along as you begin a journey on the open road!“- Progressive Truck Driving School.

Insider Info


Progressive Truck Driving School ranges between $2500-$3200.

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 an Upgrade Program for CDL Class A which is 80 Hrs

This program provides complete training and licensing opportunities for individuals currently holding a CDL class B license and seeking to drive a combination of commercial vehicles. This course will upgrade a CDL class B license to a CDL class A license.

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

Tuition assistance programs are available to former service members that can help cover the cost of CDL training.

Please call them with any questions you may have.

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

This depends on each person in each course. The courses range from 160-600 hours.

Does the school provide financial aid?

Student financing is available through Progressive Truck Driving School for those with approved credit ratings. Interest & finance charges will apply. They offer a discount at the time of registration if the tuition is paid in full prior to the beginning of training.

What’s the average student to trainer ratio?

5 students to one teacher

Endorsement Training?

HAZMAT, Doubles and Triples, Tankers, Passenger, Certain Programs offer more endorsements than others.

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?

They utilize a variety of late model conventional and cab-over tractors, day cabs and sleepers, with single and double axles and various transmissions, as well as different brands of vehicle, so you get an all-around training experience.

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?

Depends on the users’ skill level.

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

 Approximately 40 of the hours are on the road.

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?

Elinor Hotel. Irving Hotel.

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?

Tonys Fresh Market, La Costa, Dragon Boat.

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, Fed-Ex, TMC, Con-Way, Boyd Bros, J.B. Hunt, Maverick, CRST

General Info

School URL

Phone #

(773) 736-5522

School Type

Independent/Private CDL Training School


  • 5538 W. Belmont Avenue. Chicago, Illinois 60641
  • 3475 South Cicero Avenue. Cicero, Illinois 60804
  • 1945 Bernice Road. Lansing, Illinois 60438