CDL Training Course
Are you interested in earning your CDL in Illinois or CDL in Missouri? MTI’s CDL training classes put you in the driver’s seat and prepare you for life on the open road as a commercial truck driver. Get the skills and resources you need to pursue an entry-level truck driver position. Enjoy the independence that comes with earning your Illinois CDL or Missouri CDL at Midwest Technical Institute (MTI)—classes are enrolling now.
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Daytime and evening classes available
What Makes the CDL Course at MTI Different?
Receive behind-the-wheel training and over-the-road commercial driving training
Earn your CDL certificate in less than 30 days
All MTI CDL instructors have real-world commercial driving experience
Evening Classes Available
Flexible class times that work for your busy schedule
No general education courses required, students will learn the skills required for entry-level employment
Lifetime Job Placement
Career counseling & job placement assistance is available to all qualified graduates
CDL Training at Midwest Technical Institute
There are a lot of career paths for commercial truck drivers, from local jobs to part-time opportunities. CDL classes at MTI can prepare students for entry-level truck driver positions. The CDL Training Course is a combination of classroom instruction where students learn the state CDL manuals, and behind-the-wheel training on the range where they will practice driving maneuvers. Students will also gain experience on the open road, preparing them for the real-world experience of driving a truck. Instructors are experienced professionals who offer hands-on training, teaching students how to correctly and safely perform the required skill standards necessary for an entry-level truck driving position.
MTI’s truck driving school in Missouri and truck driving school in Illinois prepare students to pass the licensing exam and obtain a Class A CDL license in the issuing state. The CDL Training Course provides the student knowledge of the issuing state’s CDL, driver safety, air brakes, combination vehicles, log books, trip planning, public and employee relations requirements.
HANDS-ON CDL TRAINING COURSE
Vehicle Inspection | Range Maneuvers | Trip Planning & Communication | Load Securement & Cargo Holding | Preventative Maintenance
The CDL instructors at MTI bring real-world commercial driving experience to the classroom, taking you behind-the-wheel and providing hands-on CDL training to help you develop essential driving experience and knowledge.
When attending CDL school in Illinois or CDL school Missouri, you’ll learn:
- CDL permit test preparation
- Over-the-road training
- Life on the road and professionalism
- Shipping and receiving
- Defensive driving & extreme driving conditions
- FMCSA rules and regulations
- ELDT (Entry-Level Driver Training)
MTI also offers a Professional Truck Driving Program in Missouri which prepares students for a career as a truck driver through a comprehensive 20-week training program.
MTI’s Financial Aid Team provides personalized support to students applying for federal financial aid and help with understanding all the funding options, including scholarship opportunities.
MTI is here to help you attain the funding you need to take the next step in your education. MTI’s Financial Aid Team can help match you with scholarship opportunities you may qualify for.
In addition to driving tractor trailers and transporting goods around the country, truck drivers with a Class A CDL license can also be bus drivers, delivery truck drivers, and heavy machinery operators. Truck drivers must also be able to secure cargo, carefully inspect and maintain their rig, and follow all applicable federal and state driving regulations.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), “As the demand for goods increases, more truck drivers will be needed to keep supply chains moving.” The BLS predicts about 259,900 openings for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers are projected each year, on average, over the decade (2021-2031).
CDL Vehicles Include: Dry Vans, Tankers, Flatbeds, Dump Trucks, Low Boys, Cargo Containers, Livestock Trucks, Drop Decks, Cement Trucks, Grain Trucks and Wreckers
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CDL ILLINOIS TRAINING COURSE OVERVIEW
Are you interested in becoming a commercial truck driver? MTI is recognized by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) as an approved ELDT (Entry Level Driver Training) provider.
Here’s what you can expect when you attend MTI for your CDL training at MTI’s Springfield, Illinois campus:
CDL MISSOURI TRAINING COURSE OVERVIEW
Here’s what you can expect when you attend MTI’s Springfield, Missouri campus for CDL training:
Quick Facts: CDL Training Course
- WHAT IS A CDL TRUCK DRIVER?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, CDL drivers—also referred to as heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers—primarily deliver goods from one location to another, often traveling cross country.
For additional information on this skilled trade, check out our resource, What Should I Know Before Trying to Get My CDL License?
- HOW MUCH DO CDL TRUCK DRIVERS MAKE?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers in May 2021 was approximately $48,310. The highest 10 percent earned more than $72,730.
- ARE CDL DRIVERS IN DEMAND?
The BLS predicts about 259,900 openings for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers are projected each year, on average, over the decade (2021-2031).. The U.S. economy has historically relied on CDL drivers to keep pace with supply chains—with additional demand for goods, additional commercial drivers will be needed.
For related information, check out our resource, Should I Start a Career in Truck Driving?
- HOW MUCH DOES CDL TRUCK DRIVING SCHOOL COST?
The current cost for the CDL Training Course is $5,000.
Enrollment & Outcomes
Enrollment and outcome information for all Illinois-based campuses and the ACCSC annual reports for each program in Adobe PDF format. Please note, all programs are not offered at all campuses. For annual details, please visit our CDL enrollment and outcomes page.
- Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).
- MTI is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in federally-funded financial aid programs.
- MTI is a member of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA).
For more information about our accreditations and approvals, please visit: https://www.midwesttech.edu/about-us/accreditation/
Midwest Technical Institute is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education: 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701. For more info: www.ibhe.org
Midwest Technical Institute is approved to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education.
Satellite Location (Missouri CDL Range):
5284 W. Sunshine
Brookline, MO 65619
Satellite Location (Illinois CDL Range):
4600 Rodger St.
Springfield, IL 62703