ELDT Class A CDL Training for Class 8 Big Rigs

If you are looking to make top wages in the trucking industry, you need to look for a career driving the Big Rigs (18 Wheelers).  Hudson Truck Driving School

This Program meets the current Federal Training Requirements for drivers that are seeking to obtain their CDL for the first time.

What this program includes:

  • One-on-One on the road training with a licensed instructors. 
  • On-Line Classroom
  • Pre-Trip Lab-work, typically 40 to 60 Hours 
  • Backing Practice, typically 10 to 30 Hours  (more time available with no charge)
  • Simulator Time, typically 10 to 30 Hours   (more time available with no charge)  Simulator training required for manual transmission program.
  • Retests (if needed)
  • up to 30 hrs BTW (includes Road, Range, and Pre-trip)

Classes start every Monday at 8AM.  You will need to pre-register in person the week before you start your training.  You can register with an appointment during normal business hours at our Hudson Campus at 1301 Gateway Circle, Hudson WI 54016).  

Our Professional Tractor Trailer Training Programs are Proficiency Based in compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (380 Subpart F)!   Students have the option of training with an automated transmission or using manual transmissions. Students wishing to train in manual transmissions MUST have previous experience with manual transmission vehicles.

The #1 Goal of this program is your Safety!  Interstate has achieved a perfect safety record since the first day of operation, March 7th, 1998.  We have policies, procedures, and equipment designed to keep all of our students SAFE!

The #2 priority is to help you get your CDL license.  It is important to understand that everyone learns and progresses at a different rate.  We treat all of our students as individuals and we structure the training to meet individual needs. While state rules prohibit us from guaranteeing that you will pass your test, our goal is to train you to develop the proficiency you need to achieve two goals:

You need to be properly prepared for the test.

You need to be able to drive a Big Rig Safely!

This program is Proficiency Based…since everyone learns at a different pace, some drivers need more time than others to prepare for and successfully pass their driving test and learn to drive safely.

We will not push you into taking the CDL test before you are confident and ready!  And we will not delay you from taking the test once you are ready. We have better access to testing services than other truck driving schools in the area. You will have unlimited access to driving activities (backing range, simulator, and pre trip inspection preparation) to ensure you will achieve the success you deserve.

The 1st two days of the program are provided online via Zoom.  Students are on campus the 3rd day of training.  The focus on the first and second week will be on preparing for the Pre-Trip Inspection Test. Training focused on backing will likely start the end of week two. Students will progress through the training based on their proficiency. Once you start the program, we will monitor your progress. We can then predict how long it might take you to successfully prepare for and complete the CDL testing.  We want you to complete the program as quickly as you can as long as you are meeting the proficiency requirements.

Training is completed when the student passes the CDL Road Test and has completed proficiency levels required by Federal Regulations. There are 35 subject matters that must be taught and proficiency demonstrated along with 14 driving skills that must also be taught and proficiency demonstrated. While the FMCSA does not require any number of hours of training,160 hours of training is a minimum required by many of the carriers that hire our students and most of our customers will exceed the 160 hours easily.  Should students need more time on the backing range or driving simulators, there is no extra charge for this additional time.  We feel an obligation to every student to help them succeed and thus we do not put a limit on time they have access to these two activities.  Up to 30 Hours of BTW is provided.  If students need additional BTW, additional charges will apply.

 Automatic Transmission (Program Code ECAA) $6495.00

You are required to appear in person prior to starting date for an assessment and to receive class materials to allow enrollment. Please call our office at 715-690-2911 to schedule an appointment to meet this requirement.

Manual Transmission (Program Code ECAM) $7495.00

You are required to appear in person prior to starting date for an assessment and to receive class materials to allow enrollment. Please call our office at 715-690-2911 to schedule an appointment to meet this requirement.

No Hidden Fees! 

No Cost for Re-Tests*

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