If you're looking for a change in career, more job security and better pay, then getting a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) might be the perfect choice for you. An Illinois Class A CDL license will allow you to drive a tractor trailer and advance to high salaries in the trucking industry. When you take a CDL course with 160 Driving Academy, you'll be able to accomplish all of this in as little as four weeks! Career opportunities for CDL holders are increasing as the trucking industry is growing at a rapid pace and trucking companies are always in need of qualified drivers. The benefits of truck driving school are well worth the costs – and with 160 Driving Academy, the cost of our CDL training is as little as $250 for most students. Please read on to learn more!

Benefits of CDL Certification

Passing your CDL exam after 40 hours of classroom instruction and 120 hours of behind the wheel experience will prepare you for trucking careers with an average salary of $54,000. Several of the many CDL benefits you'll see include:

  • High Pay
    160 Driving Academy can guarantee you a job after graduation with a starting salary of at least $40,000, even with no prior experience
  • Opportunity for Advancement
    One of the best things about the trucking industry is the opportunity for advancement. Drivers endorsed for specialized cargo such as HazMat or double/triple trailers can earn upwards of $100,000 a year.
  • Travel Opportunities
    With a trucking job, you'll be able to travel all over the country and have your costs covered by your employer!

If you're thinking: "How will I be able to afford classes for CDL certification?" rest easy – the vast majority of our students receive financial assistance or have their tuition covered 100% by their chosen trucking company. 160 Driving Academy has schools in Joliet, Moline, Peoria, Champaign and Belleville, and serves students from surrounding states. We're here to make sure you succeed, so don't delay, and contact us now to learn more about our truck driving school benefits!

Truck Driving Classes throughout the Midwest

Live in the Midwest and are interested in obtaining your commercial driver’s license? We have multiple school locations throughout Illinois and one in Saginaw, MI. Over the years, we’ve helped people across the region obtain a commercial driver’s license. Students from major cities like Chicago, St. Louis, Milwaukee and Detroit have made the journey to our locations to take our comprehensive classes and learn from our experienced instructors.