CDL Truck Driving School

Get Your Class A CDL at Veriha Driving Academy!

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The Veriha Driving Academy provides high quality instruction to individuals that are interested in pursuing a professional driving career. Located in Marinette, Wisconsin, the 3 week truck driving school encompasses everything needed to obtain a Class A – CDL, including high-quality classroom, range, and behind the wheel instruction provided by licensed instructors. Students have the option to be placed into a Veriha Trucking fleet upon successful completion of the training course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Prospective students must complete an admissions application:

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age or older;
  • Must possess a high school diploma, or its equivalent, or pass an entrance examination
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license (Driver license must be held in the state of residency)
  • Must possess a valid Class A Learner’s or Instruction Permit from the students state of residency
  • Must have the ability to pass a Department of Transportation physical in accordance with 391.41 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Students will be given a DOT physical prior to operating any commercial vehicles. The school uses specific clinics that will test all applicants as to their ability to perform all necessary job functions.
  • Must be able to successfully pass the functional capacity evaluation, if required.
  • Must certify they are drug free. All students will be drug tested in accordance with 382.301 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations prior to operating any commercial vehicles
  • Must meet Department of Transportation requirements for employment
  • We will run an MVR (motor vehicle record) in your state of residence. The fee is $20.00 which is included in tuition.

ADMISSIONS POLICIES and PROCEDURES

To apply for admittance to the Veriha Driving Academy, a prospective student must complete an admissions application and be reviewed, interviewed and recommended by a member of the academy admissions staff and/or the Director of Instruction.

For more information, refer to the admission requirements outlined in the Veriha Driving Academy Course Catalog.

PROGRAM OF INSTRUCTION OUTLINE

Course Classroom Hours Lab Hours Behind the Wheel Hours
Unit 1: Basic Operation 15.0 3.0 24.0
Unit 2: Safe Operating Practices 6.0 2.0 17.0
Unit 3: Advanced Operating Practices 11.0 3.0 3.0
Unit 4: Vehicle Maintenance 3.0 3.0 0.0
Unit 5: Non-Vehicle Activities 34.0 9.0 N/A

COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S INSTRUCTION PERMIT

The truck driving school will help to prepare each student to complete the necessary requirements to receive the CDL “A” Instruction Permit. In most states, you will need to do the following:

  • Pass the applicable knowledge exams, and have your Instruction Permit for at least 14 days prior to applying for your full CDL.
  • Provide proof of citizenship, lawful permanent residency, or an employment authorization document (EAD) or I-94.
  • Pay the Instruction Permit Fee (State of Iowa – $30.00; State of WI – $30.00; State of IL – $ 50.00; State of MI – $ 25.00; State of IN – $17.00) this is valid for a period of 180 days. If you need more time, you may renew your Instruction Permit for an additional 180 days by paying another licensing fee.

OBTAINING YOUR REGULAR CDL

Complete the following steps after graduating from the Driving Academy to earn your full Class A CDL:

  • Apply at a State Department of Transportation Driver’s License Site, and supply documents proving date of birth, full name, and your social security card.
  • Fill out the “Certification for Commercial Driver’s License” form testifying you are eligible for a CDL.
  • Provide proof of citizenship, lawful permanent residency, or an employment authorization document (EAD) or I-94.
  • Provide proof of residency (a license showing your address will suffice for most requirements).
  • Hold a CDL Instruction Permit for at least 14 days.
  • Allow an interstate check of your driving record, which must be clear in all states.
  • Pass a vision screening.
  • Pass a written knowledge exam. You will also be required to pass additional written exams for each endorsement you seek.
  • Pass an on-on-the-road skills test in the class of vehicle you are being licensed to drive.

SUMMARY OF COSTS
The following table illustrates a breakdown of all applicable driving academy fees. Room and Board (and food/lodging) is optional. Financing is available. Ask a Career Development Specialist for more details regarding the financing option.

  Option 1: Commuters 15 Days Food/Lodging 21 Days Food/Lodging
Academy Tuition $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Food & Lodging 0 $1,275 $1,785
Subtotal $5,000 $6,275 $6,785
Down Payment: $325 $325 $325
Financing Available: $4,675 $5,950 $6,460

 

Additional Fees Not Included In Tuition

  • Commercial Driver’s Instruction Permit: $17 – $50 depending on state of residency
  • CDL State Examination (after completion of course): $150.00
  • Hazardous Material Endorsement (optional, not required): $86.50
  • Student Textbook* (optional, not required to purchase): $50.00

*Textbooks may be borrowed from the Driving Academy at no cost. Students will be assessed a non-refundable $50.00 fee for textbooks that are lost, damaged, or not returned by course completion.

  • Social Security Card
  • Driver’s License/State ID Card
  • Personal Email Address
  • Voided Personal Check (for Payroll Direct Deposit)
  • Beneficiary/Dependent Information
  • Medical Card
  • Weather-Appropriate Clothing for 3 Weeks
  • Slip-Resistant Footwear (optional)
  • Sleeping Bags or Sheets, Blankets, and Pillow (optional)
  • Toiletries and Personal Hygiene Items (optional)

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