5028 S Archer Ave,
Chicago, IL

CDL Programs

1. Class A CDL Course - 160 hours

Our Class A Tractor/Trailer Operator program is designed for entry level driver preparation of the Illinois CDL test and successful employment through an intensive 4 Week program.

Field training includes both observation and behind the wheel time. The field training consist of driving in training areas that include a combination of highway, city and heavy traffic driving. Drivers graduating from thiscourse will be prepared to work nationwide, regionally and locally for thenation's largest truckload carriers.

Program consist of:
  • 40 hours of classroom instruction
  • 60 hours of remedial training (additional classroom and/or observationtime)
  • 20 hours of observation time
  • 20 hours (1 hour=60 min.) training yard behind the wheel instruction, which are performed one-on-one with a properly licensed CDL instructorand vehicle.
  • 20 hours (1 hour=60 min.) behind the wheel instruction on public street and highways, also performed one-on-one with properly licensed CDL Instructor and vehicle


After the completion of the above course the student is given CDL Exams including Pre-Trip Inspection, Skills and Road Test on our parking lot.

Columbia Driving School offers day, evening and weekend classes. Our professional staff always tries to meet individual needs of our students.

2. Class A CDL Course - 200 Hours (5 weeks)

$4000 (includes $160 for State permits, medical exam and drug test)

This program is intended to provide the necessary skills to pass the CDL examination as well as to be able to enter over-the-road or local driver. The course includes classroom instruction, as well as in truck skill and street training.

Classroom instruction encompasses preparation for SOS (Secretaryof State) written exam for CDL A learner's permit (written exams includes General Knowledge, Combination Vehicle and Air Brakes) ,preparation for additional endorsement (Double-Triple, Hazardous materials, Tankers), deal with accident scenes and reporting procedures, read and interpret control systems, defensive driving techniques, cargo handling, preventative maintenance, personal health and safety, night driving, loads and weight distribution.

Skill and Road practice encompasses read and interpret controls,perform pre-trip vehicle inspection, complete post-trip vehicle condition report, bobtailing driving, safe and efficient braking, back and dock tractor trailer, uncouple trailer and couple trailer, exercise basic control, execute shifting, perform visual search, manage andadjust vehicle speed and space relations, identify potential driving hazard and perform emergency maneuvers, identify and adjust to difficult and extreme driving conditions, read shipping documents and evaluate cargo load, preparation SOS CDL Exams.

The course doesn't only include the 160 hours minimum Secretary of State, but moreover it provides additional training hours, as well aseligibility for three endorsements: Double-Triple, Tankers, Hazmat Material.

The 5 weeks program is recommended for students for all entry leveldrivers.

Program consist of:
  • 60 hours of classroom instruction
  • 80 hours of remedial training (additional classroom and/orobservation time)
  • 20 hours of observation
  • 20 hours (1 hour=60 min.) training yard behind the wheel instruction,which are performed one-on-one with a properly licensed CDL instructorand vehicle.
  • 20 hours (1 hour=60 min.) behind the wheel instruction on public streetand highways, also performed one-on-one with properly licensed CDL Instructor and vehicle

Columbia Driving School provides all books and materials necessary for the Student to successfully compete the program.

3. Class A CDL Course - 240 hours (6 weeks)

$4700 (includes $160 for State permits, medical exam and drugtest)

The 6-Week Program covers all the aspects of 5-Week Program.This program provides detailed training objectives in handling a combination vehicle and offers comprehensive training which will make it easier to enter the trucking industry.

Program consist of:
  • 90 hours of classroom instruction
  • 80 hours of remedial training (additional classroom and/orobservation time)
  • 20 hours of observation
  • 25 hours (1 hour=60 min.) training yard behind the wheel instruction,which are performed one-on-one with a properly licensed CDL instructorand vehicle.
  • 25 hours (1 hour=60 min.) behind the wheel instruction on public street and highways, also performed one-on-one with properly licensed CDL Instructor and vehicle.

Columbia Driving School provides all books and materialsnecessary for the Student to successfully compete the program.

Columbia Truck Driving School Offers You:

The Lowest Prices
Individual Classes 7 days a Week
Computerized Preparation For Written Exams
Driving Lessons and Exams in our Trucks on our Lots
Job Placement Help Available
Easy Payment Terms

Call Now To Register for your CDL Classes at 773.735.1775

Columbia Truck Driving School

5028 South Archer Ave.
Chicago IL 60632
773 735 1775

Driving Yard - Training

6360 W. 73rd St.
Bedford Park, IL 60638


5028 South Archer Ave, Chicago IL 60632, 773 735 1775
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