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Commercial Driver's License Training (CDL)

Program Information

This program is designed for individuals with little or no commercial driving experience. Our training course includes everything you will need. The  benefits include:

  • Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical/Drug Screen
  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Learner's Permit
  • Department of Transportation Rules and Regulations
  • Kentucky CDL Manual
  • Map Reading Assistance
  • Trip Planning Guidelines
  • CDL Road Test

CDL Schedule, Jan. - May 2018 

Start Date End Date
Tuesday, Jan. 16 Monday, Feb. 12
Thursday, Feb 1 Thursday, March 1
Tuesday, Feb 13 Tuesday, March 20
Monday, March 12 Friday, April 6
Tuesday, April 3 Monday, April 30
Tuesday, April 17 Tuesday, May 15
Tuesday, May 1 Wednesday, May 30
Tuesday, May 15 Tuesday, June 12

Complete vehicle training will prepare you for an entry-level position in the trucking industry. Once you complete the course, you will be awarded a certificate. The training course can be completed in four weeks by attending full-time, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Classes begin twice a month, every month except December.

You may register at any time; however, class size is limited. Enrollments are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Training is scheduled around holidays and interruptions caused by weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Entry Requirements

A high school diploma or GED is not required, however you must:

  • Be able to read and write the English language
  • Be 18 years of age*
  • Be able to meet the Federal DOT physical requirements
  • Have a valid driver's license at the time of registration

* You may be accepted into the training course if you are 18 and over, but limited job placement assistance is available if you are under the age of 21. 

Costs and FeesGateway Transport Truck

  • 160 Hour Tractor/Trailer Driver Training
  • $3,875 tuition includes DOT physical, drug screen, CDL manual, classroom and road training. Tuition does not include these student fees to the circuit clerks office: CDL application $24, permit $11, skills testing $50, original CDL $40 (total $125)
  • Tuition to be paid in full before the first  day of class
  • Acceptable payment methods: cash, money order, credit card, bank check (no personal checks)
  • Funding available through WIOA (see below)
  • Funding not available through Gateway

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

The WIOA could help you pay for your CDL training. Contact the Kentucky Career Center to see if you qualify