Embarking on a CDL Journey doesn’t have to be daunting. You can trust Premier to guide you to your professional success.

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Educated By Drivers

Our instructors are professional drivers with years of experience navigating the challenges of commercial transportation.

Unbeatable Tuition Value

We offer discounts for up-front tuition payments and provide financing options, so the CDL costs don’t hold you back on you path.

State of the Art Facilities

Our modern classrooms, spacious backing lots, and top of the line equipment are there to get you the quality education you deserve.


Here are some of the most frequently asked questions to ensure you’re well-prepared and confident as you embark on this new professional journey.

Embark on your journey to becoming a skilled truck driver by following these straightforward admission steps:

  1. You need to hold a Class D driver license and be at least 18 years if age.
  2. Research which class of CDL you need.
  3. Research any endorsements needed.
  4. Complete your application
  5. Interview with the recruiting staff
  6. Obtain your DOT Physical and Commercial Lerner’s Permit
  7. Finalize your schedule with your recruiter and travel to one of our school locations.
  8. Begin your CDL Training
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A Department of Transportation (DOTphysical is a physical exam that is required of people who drive commercial vehicles. Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination must be conducted by a licensed “medical examiner” listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Registry. A DOT physical exam is valid for up to 24 months. If the medical examiner finds the person physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), the medical examiner will furnish a complete a Medical Examiner’s Certificate.

commercial learner’s permit (CLP) is a permit that only authorizes you to practice on public roads with a qualified CDL holder sitting next to you. There are 3 classes of CDLs with endorsements for specialized qualifications for vehicles like school buses, tank trucks, tractor trailers, etc. Each types of CDL and endorsement requires you pass a skills test and in some cases a written test. It is important to make sure you pass all the required tests or risk having restrictions on your license.

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Master the essentials of safe and efficient commercial driving with our comprehensive curriculum tailored for aspiring truck drivers

  1. Pre-Trip Inspection:
    • Understand the importance of pre-trip inspections in ensuring vehicle safety and compliance with regulations.
    • Learn the step-by-step procedure for conducting a thorough pre-trip inspection, including checks for brakes, tires, lights, fluids, and overall vehicle condition.
    • Practice identifying and documenting any defects or issues found during the inspection process.
  2. Backing Techniques:
    • Master essential backing maneuvers, including straight-line backing, alley docking, and parallel parking.
    • Learn proper mirror usage, vehicle positioning, and steering techniques to execute backing maneuvers safely and accurately.
    • Practice backing in various environments, such as parking lots, loading docks, and tight spaces, while maintaining awareness of surrounding obstacles and pedestrians.
  3. Road Skills:
    • Develop proficiency in on-road driving skills, including acceleration, braking, shifting, turning, and lane management.
    • Practice safe driving habits and defensive driving techniques to navigate traffic, intersections, and highway conditions effectively.
    • Learn to anticipate and respond to common road hazards, such as inclement weather, construction zones, and distracted drivers.
  4. Review Session:
    • Review key concepts, techniques, and regulations covered in previous lessons, focusing on areas of difficulty or misunderstanding.
    • Clarify any questions or concerns regarding pre-trip inspections, backing maneuvers, road skills, and safety practices.
    • Reinforce learning through interactive discussions, scenario-based exercises, and practical demonstrations.
  5. Skills Test Preparation:
    • Prepare for the skills test by simulating test conditions and requirements.
    • Practice performing pre-trip inspections, backing maneuvers, and on-road driving skills under the supervision of instructors.
    • Receive personalized feedback and coaching to improve performance and address areas needing additional practice or refinement.
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At our trucking school, CDL testing is conducted with meticulous attention to technical proficiency and regulatory compliance. Students undergo a comprehensive assessment that evaluates their competency in various aspects of commercial driving, including pre-trip inspections, backing maneuvers, and on-road driving skills. Testing procedures adhere strictly to industry standards and regulatory requirements set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Our qualified examiners utilize advanced testing methodologies and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure accurate evaluation and reliable results. Throughout the testing process, emphasis is placed on safety, precision, and adherence to established protocols.

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