FAQ

FAQ 2019-06-10T15:09:21+00:00

Have a Question?

Answers to our most common questions are below. If your question about our CDL A Training program are not answered here, we would be happy to answer any further questions you may have. Our Admissions Advisors can offer you guidance in the right direction and help you with your personal tuition assistance and financing programs.

Email us at admissions@tatcdl.com or call us: 502-955-6388

Where is Your Facility?

We are in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. We are just south of Louisville, KY, a short drive from Southern Indiana (Jeffersonville, Clarksville and Sellersburg, IN are all within a short drive). Our physical address is 1800 East Blue Lick Rd, Shepherdsville, KY 40165.

We are located right off the Brooks exit off I-65 right behind the Pilot truck stop. Our site is a secured facility with a gated lot, so please call ahead if you plan to visit: 502-955-6388

What Are The Requirements For New Students?

General Enrollment Requirements:

  • Any person 18 years of age or older may obtain a CDL A with Truck America Training, but you must be 21 years old to qualify for job placement assistance. Any person between the age of 18 and 21 may obtain a Intrastate CDL (meaning he or she may only drive a Class A vehicle within the boundaries of his/her home state). Any person 21 or older is eligible for an Interstate CDL (meaning he or she can operate a Class A vehicle inside the US).
  • Must have held a valid driver’s license within the United States for at least one year.
  • Must have a High School Diploma/GED or you must pass a test to determine eligibility.
  • Must have the basic and fundamental skills to read, write and understand the English language in accordance with FMCSR regulations.
  • Must be able to read and understand highway traffic signs and signals.
  • Must be able to pass a DOT Physical.
  • Must be a lawful permanent resident of the United States.
  • Must be able to pass a DOT Drug Screen – students must pass a drug screen on the first day of class.

Who Needs a CDL?

Truck Drivers are required to hold a Class A CDL license to operate a tractor-trailer. Semi-trucks require advanced skills and know-how above those required to drive a car.

A Class A CDL License is needed to operate any combination of vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds. Vehicles requiring a Class A CDL license are primarily tractor-trailers driving long distances.

If you hold a Class A CDL, you are able to operate any Class B vehicle as well.

To obtain a Class A CDL License through a school, you must have a minimum of 160 hours of combined classroom and behind the wheel driving a truck. Truck America Training will teach you everything you need to know to get your Class A CDL license in as little as 3-4 weeks. Once you complete you Class A CDL Course you will be ready

What Are The Days and Hours of the Program?

Our Admissions Advisers are available during our office hours Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00 pm.

Our training hours are Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 5:15pm.

Click to see our full class schedule.

Currently, we do not offer any night and weekend classes.

How Do I Start The Admissions Process?

You can either call us at 502-955-6388 or you can fill out a pre-enrollment application by clicking here.

Once you complete your Application, a member of our Admissions Team will reach out. You will need to provide any supporting documents and we will help you schedule a DOT Physical.

After you have provided any further information, we will determine your start date. We have classes starting Monday of every other week all year long.

How much does the program cost?

We do require payment prior to starting school, but we offer a couple different financing options that make it affordable for students who cannot pay upfront. Our first option of financing is a $0 down financing for any person with a credit score of 660+. Not quite there or not sure your score? Our second option financing requires as little as $350 down. Truck America works with many carriers who offer tuition reimbursement programs to help you re-pay any debts. We will work with you in the enrollment process to determine your financial aid opportunities.

What if I have something on my background that may keep me from getting pre-approved for a job?

We can still work with you! We work with a handful of what we call, ‘Second Chance Employers’ who are willing to work with people who may have a blemish on his or her record. Call us to discuss your particular situation: 502-955-6388

I am a company looking to train some of my employees. Can you train my employees to obtain a CDL?

Absolutely! We work with a number of local companies now who send us employees who they need to have a CDL A to fulfill a part of his or her job. Contact us to find out more! 502-955-6388 or admissions@tatcdl.com

How can I request a student transcript?

Click here to contact our Truck America Training Registrar. Please include your full name and approximate graduation date. There is no charge for sending you an electronic transcript or to forward your transcript to a potential carrier.

Alternatively, you may call 502-955-6388 to request a transcript for free.

What Accreditation Does Your School Have?

This institution is a locally owned, private institution that is approved to operate by Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the Kentucky Administration Regulations, Title 791: Education and Workforce Development Cabinet . Commission for Proprietary Education website address http://www.kcpe.ky.gov/index.htm

Why should I Train for My CDL A Exam vs. Attempting it on my own?

The exam itself can be difficult to pass. The state examiners want any persons testing to be very specific on their in-cab/pre-trip. Truck America works hand-in-hand with the local examiners to ensure we are teaching our students what they need to know to pass the exam with the state examiner.

Even more important, many carriers will not hire a new driver without having completed a 160 hour training course, even if you have passed the CDL Exam on your own.

What makes Truck America Training the best choice to obtain my CDL A?

The answer is simple, because we invest in your future. Many students that attend our training utilize our financing options to help cover the cost of their tuition with little to no upfront costs. Unlike most truck driving schools that outsource their financing or sell your student loan to a finance company, we finance most of our students ourselves – so we want to ensure your find a job and obtain steady employment.