Truck Driver Training

Earning Potential

Start your CDL career TODAY! According to the 2010 Bureau of Labor Statistics, median hourly earnings of tractor-trailer drivers was $18.16. Entry level truck drivers have the potential to earn between $45,000-$67,000 annually. The trucking industry is a high demand field. Many trucking companies offer the opportunity to be pre-hired prior to graduation. We offer job placement assistance as well! Many of our graduates are employed upon completion of their CDL with reputable companies such as Werner, SWIFT, and TransAM. 

Training Highlights

CDL training prepares you for a position in the trucking industry. This program is designed for individuals with little or no commercial driving experience. Parkland College Truck Driver Training includes everything you need to receive a Commercial Driver's License:

You will receive:

  • DOT physical and medical card
  • Commercial Learners Permit
  • Commercial Driver’s License
  • 120 Hours of Hands-On Learning with Behind the Wheel Training
  • Certificate of Completion


How soon can I start?

Training is scheduled around holidays and may be subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Students may register any time for upcoming classes. Classes start multiple times per months 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

Night Class: PART TIME
Week 1: Monday-Friday from 8 am - 4:30 pm
Weeks 2-7: Monday - Friday from 4 pm - 3:30 pm
Duration: 8 weeks
Curriculum: 40 hours classroom training and 120 hours behind-the-wheel training

Start your CDL career TODAY! Please contact us to schedule your appointment.

Branch Manager: Justin Price
Office: 1315 N. Mattis Ave. (J Building)
Phone: 217-381-7115 (call or text)
Email: jprice@160drivingacademy.com
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9 am - 4:30 pm              

"Do it, get in the program, listen to the instructors, and you can't fail."
- Craig Roppel, CDL Graduate