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
Career counseling & placement assistance is available to all qualified graduates
CDL Training at Midwest Technical Institute
MTI is recognized by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) as an approved ELDT (Entry Level Driver Training) provider. MTI offers two options for truck driver training: 1) CDL Training Course and 2) Professional Truck Driving Program. If you’re interested in earning your CDL and entering the workforce sooner, the CDL Training Course takes less than 30 days to complete and is designed to prepare you to pass the licensing exam and obtain a Class A CDL in Illinois or CDL in Missouri. If you’re interested in more extensive behind-the-wheel and over-the-road training, check out the Professional Truck Driving Program.
MTI’s CDL classes in Illinois and Missouri prepare you for an entry-level truck driver career through a combination of classroom & hands-on instruction. You’ll learn your state’s CDL manuals, and get behind-the-wheel training on the range and on the open road. All of MTI’s instructors are experienced trucking professionals who will teach you how to correctly and safely perform the skills required to earn your Illinois CDL or Missouri CDL.
HANDS-ON CDL TRAINING COURSE
At MTI, you’ll get behind-the-wheel to learn the following skills:
- Control systems
- Vehicle inspection
- Range maneuvers
- Rural highways, interstate & city driving
- And more!
The CDL instructors at MTI bring real-world commercial driving experience to the classroom & the range, helping you develop the driving experience and knowledge you need to pursue an entry-level career in truck driving.
MTI’s CDL school in Illinois and CDL school in Missouri also teach the following:
- CDL permit test preparation
- Life on the road and professionalism
- Shipping and receiving
- Defensive driving & extreme driving conditions
- FMCSA rules and regulations
- ELDT (Entry-Level Driver Training)
- Trip Planning & Communication
- Load Securement & Cargo Holding
- Preventative Maintenance
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.
START A CAREER IN TRUCK DRIVING
If you’re interested in a career in truck driving, there are several types of routes you can choose, including local, interstate (across state lines), and intrastate (within a state’s boundaries). In addition to driving tractor trailers and transporting goods around the country. 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 241,200 openings for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers are projected each year, on average, over the decade (2022-2032).
CDL Vehicles Include:
- Dry Vans
- Dump Trucks
- Low Boys
- Cargo Containers
- Livestock Trucks
- Drop Decks
- Cement Trucks
- Grain Trucks and Wreckers
CDL ILLINOIS TRAINING COURSE OVERVIEW
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
There are a variety of commercial vehicles that truck drivers operate, including dry vans, freights, flatbeds, tankers, and more. Each of these truck driving jobs require a Commercial Driver’s License, or CDL.
Understanding the difference between Class A and Class B CDL can help you better understand which license you need to become a CDL driver.
At MTI, you’ll be prepared to earn your CDL A, which allows you to operate any vehicle with a semi-trailer or a trailer with two or more axles. A common Class A vehicle is a tractor trailer, also known as a semi.
To learn more, check out: What is the Main Difference Between CDL-A and CDL-B?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers in May 2022 was approximately $49,920. The highest 10% earned more than $75,220.
The BLS predicts about 241,200 openings (on average) for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers each year from 2022 through 2032. 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.
The path to obtaining an Illinois CDL is relatively straight forward, but it is important to understand all the required steps. MTI is recognized by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) as an approved ELDT (Entry Level Driver Training) provider, and we can help you learn how to get a CDL license in Illinois and answer some commonly asked questions.
Fill out the form below to contact the team at MTI, or check out: “How Can I Get My CDL in Illinois?”
The process for getting your Missouri CDL can be complicated, as the requirements can vary from state to state. MTI can help you navigate your CDL options and requirements, as well as give you a step-by-step guide on how to get a CDL in Missouri.
Fill out the form below to contact the team at MTI, or check out: “How Can I Get My CDL in Missouri?”
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