Class A License

Cost of the Training Class "A":

160 hours
Automatic transmission truck
160 hours
Manual transmission truck

4-week CDL Training Course includes:

Training is performed in equipment with manual or automatic transmission.

Training Duration

  • Classroom instruction 50 hours
  • Field instruction 50 hours
  • Highway behind-the-wheel training 20 hours
  • Observation (highway behind-the-wheel) 40 hours

Class Timings and Night Driving

Classes are held Monday through Thursday, 8.00am - 6.30pm.

* Class includes 3 hours of night-time driving so please allow at least 1 day for an afternoon class.

CDL Permit Information for NC Residents

For NC residents, CDL Permit is not required to start the Training.

However, if you wish to obtain one, please make sure to pass 3 written tests: General Knowledge, Combination, Air Brakes.
NC CDL Manual
    • ~ $100 DOT Medical Certificate
    • $150 Skills Test - Done ON SITE
    • Housing is available fom $125/week
  • DMV FEES: (varies by state)
    • $40 CDL Application fee; $20 Learner's Permit
    • $20/y for CDL License class A; $4 for each Endorsement
  • Prices listed are for NC State:

    Please check your state's official DMV website for correct pricing.

    * All trainees are required to obtain their DOT Medical Certificate before being approved and scheduled for the Training.


The Cost of the Training can be paid up front in full or within the course of the Training. The $500 registration fee is due upon approval of Enrollment Application and submission of all required paperwork. The remaining amount can be paid in 4

payments during the Training Course on the first day of each week.

Please allow at least 1 business day prior the start of the Training for the drug test (included in $500 fee).

About Class A CDL Training at Carolina CDL Training Center

Our Class A CDL training program at Carolina CDL Training Center is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the trucking industry. Whether you're starting your career or looking to upgrade your license, our comprehensive training ensures you're fully prepared for the road.

Why Choose Class A CDL?

Class A CDL licenses open up a wide range of opportunities in the trucking industry. With a Class A CDL, you can drive any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 pounds or more, provided the towed vehicle is heavier than 10,000 pounds. This includes:

  • Tractor-trailers (also known as semis, big rigs, or eighteen-wheelers)
  • Tanker vehicles
  • Flatbeds
  • Livestock carriers

Benefits of Class A CDL

Opting for a Class A CDL offers numerous advantages over other types of commercial driving licenses. Here are some key benefits:

  1. Versatility - A Class A CDL allows you to operate a wider variety of commercial vehicles compared to a Class B CDL.
  2. Higher Earning Potential - Class A CDL holders often have higher earning potential due to the ability to drive larger and more complex vehicles.
  3. Increased Job Opportunities - With a Class A CDL, you have access to more job opportunities, including long-haul trucking, which often offers higher pay and more benefits.
  4. Career Advancement - Many trucking companies prefer or require drivers to have a Class A CDL for certain positions, leading to better career advancement opportunities.

Comprehensive Training Program

At Carolina CDL Training Center, our Class A CDL program includes:

  • Classroom Instruction - Covering essential topics such as safety regulations, vehicle inspection, and transportation laws.
  • Hands-On Training - Extensive behind-the-wheel training on a variety of vehicles to ensure you gain practical experience.
  • Experienced Instructors - Our instructors are seasoned professionals with years of experience in the trucking industry.
  • Job Placement Assistance - We provide support in finding job opportunities after you complete your training, connecting you with top employers in the industry.

Start Your Journey Today

Embark on a rewarding career in the trucking industry with a Class A CDL from Carolina CDL Training Center. Our program is tailored to ensure you receive the best education and training possible, preparing you for a successful and lucrative career on the road.

Visit us today to learn more about our Class A CDL training program and take the first step towards your new career!