Truck Driver Training
There has never been a better time to start a new career in truck driving! According to the 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics, median hourly earnings of tractor-trailer drivers was $22.66. Entry-level truck drivers have the potential to earn between $47,000-$70,000 annually.
The trucking industry is a high-demand field!
Branch Manager: Justin Price
Office: 1315 N. Mattis Ave. Champaign, IL 61821 (J building)
Phone: 217/381-7115 (call or text)
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9 am - 4:30 pm
In order to successfully obtain a CDL, individuals must be able to pass a Department of Transportation physical and drug screening. Learners must be able to read and write the English language. Additional requirements:
*High school diploma or GED is not required to obtain your CDL
All students will need to make arrangements to show PROOF ofvaccination or NEGATIVE test status every day of class AND wear masks tobe in compliance with Governor Pritzker’s requirements. Additional informationregarding COVID-19 can be found here.
The responsibility of the learning and teaching environment is shared by all members of the academic community. The updated student expectations is drawn to facilitate program completion in a timely manner and to clarify expectations for the student.
Failure to adhere to the student expectations of this training program will result in the following:
Contact Justin Price1315 N. Mattis Ave. Champaign, IL 61821 (J building, not on main campus) Phone: 217/381-7115 (call or text) Email: email@example.com Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9 am - 4:30 pm
The program cost includes your DOT physical, 40 hours of classroom training, 120 hours observation and behind the wheel training, testing fees for commercial learner's permit, and Secretary of State testing.
Program Cost: $5,195
Training is scheduled around holidays and may be subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.
Classes start multiple times per month and follow the schedule below.
Day Class: FULL TIME Week 1: Monday - Friday from 8 am – 4:30 pm Weeks 2-4: Monday-Friday from 7 am – 3:30 pm Duration: 4 weeks Curriculum: 40 hours classroom training and 120 hours behind the wheel training
Start your CDL career TODAY! Connect with Justin Price, send an e-mail or call 217/353-2106.
"Do it, get in the program, listen to the instructors, and you can't fail." Craig Roppel, CDL Graduate
"The information may seem challenging but once on the road you appreciate being presented the information in the classroom. The driving aspect of the course is the fun part. Although (you may not have driven a manual shift) in the beginning it is frustrating; but come the second week, you see light at the end of the road. The instructors will work with you patiently and if you need extra help, as I did, they will have no problem providing help to ensure you understand."
Linda Shelton, CDL Graduate
"The best way when you are getting old is to have someone help instruct you through it," says Rich, a former mechanic. "I had to relearn car parts and the equivalent to semis, but I had the assistance and support of great instructors and a lot of fun during class. We were together 24/7 for a month! Now I love trucking."
"The experience at Parkland was wonderful. Driving isn't for everyone, but it can make a helluva living!"
Rich Baker, CDL graduate
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Parkland on Mattis
1315 N. Mattis Ave. Champaign, IL 61821
Hours: Mon - Fri, 8 AM-5 PM; closed on College Holidays.
Summer Hours June 6 – July 29: Mon – Thurs, 7:30 am – 5 pm; College closed on Fridays.