Prepare for a successful career as a bus or truck driver with our comprehensive CDL courses.
One of the great things about our country is that there are plenty of career opportunities. You don’t even need to spend years obtaining a college education to do well! One case in point is becoming a truck or bus driver. The demand for CDL drivers is on the upswing, with some forecasts saying there could be severe shortages of qualified drivers over the next few years. There are two positive outcomes of this: plenty of work available and increased pay rates.
Even better is the news that you do not need years of training and education to get started. CDL training doesn’t take long at all! At Sunny Truck Driving School, our CDL courses are the perfect solution for those in Queens, New York or any of the 5 boroughs or Long island who want to get started. We offer three types of CDL courses:
Know the Eligibility criteria
- You will be requested to show proof of citizenship or authorized residency in the United States.
- You will be requested to show official documents that indicate proof of your Social Security number.
- Drivers between the ages of 18 and 20 are only allowed to drive intrastate (inside the same state), whereas those 21 and up are allowed to drive interstate (between states).
- Also, it is advisable to have a clean driving history and one should be able to provide complete background checks.
Steps to Obtain Your CDL License
Research the age requirement
In most cases, you need to be at least 18 to hold a CDL. Look into the age requirements in your state before moving forward.
Start with your CLP
With a commercial learner’s permit (CLP), you can get practice driving CDL vehicles such as buses, trucks & tractor trailers. Sunny Truck Driving School’s learner permit course will make it very easy for you to pass the permit test.
Enroll in a CDL program
You have to enroll in a commercial driving course to earn your CDL. These courses usually take a few weeks to complete.
Pass the test
After completing your CDL course, you will have to take a test that covers basic information covered in the CDL manual. This test includes three sections: pre-trip inspection, basic controls. & parking maneuvers and driving test.
Pass your medical test
It’s highly recommended that you get your DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate before your road test or before you visit the DMV to get your license. Otherwise, your CDL license might be downgraded to non-CDL or have restrictions.