Frequently Asked Questions

Find the information you need to begin your career in truck driving!

We know you probably have a lot of questions when deciding on a career that would be a good fit for you. That is why we have gathered a list of frequently asked questions, which are tailored to assist you in finding the information you need to begin to a career in trucking.

DriveCo CDL Learning Center offers Class A CDL Training, CDL Refresher Courses, & Private Company CDL Training programs in Gary, LaPorte, Dubois County, Evansville and Indianapolis, Indiana. Each campus location offers hands-on training and classroom instruction to better prepare students to take and obtain a Commercial Driver's License. Click here to learn more about the programs offered at each DriveCo campus.
CDL training courses at DriveCo are offered every two weeks. Training is available weekdays, weeknights, and weekends. Check out our Class Schedule for program start dates, or contact a DriveCo campus to find out when upcoming CDL programs begin.
Program length can range from 4-weeks for full-time training to 10-weeks for part-time training. 160 hours total for both full and part-time CDL training. Click here to learn more about the Class A CDL training offered at DriveCo campuses.
Cost of tuition varies by the program. Costs will also vary depending on an individual's qualifications for any financial assistance. DriveCo Admissions staff will work with students to determine their eligibility, and then help them apply for financial aid. For more information, check out our Financial Aid page, or contact the Financial Aid Department for a complete list of available options.
The Job Placement staff at DriveCo will provide students the tools that are necessary to find employment in the trucking industry. Students in good standing with the school will be provided help in searching and applying for trucking positions. DriveCo CDL Learning Center works with a wide variety of trucking companies and employers that consistently hire our graduates. DriveCo invites these trucking companies to their campuses for presentations and recruiter visits. Check out our upcoming events at DriveCo.
There are a variety of jobs you can get with a Class A CDL. If one path doesn’t work for you, there are still several other ways to utilize a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Learn more about the different career options with a Class A CDL.
It is a very common practice in the trucking industry for new truck drivers to spend their first year as an over-the-road (OTR) driver. Driving OTR helps trainees gain valuable experience in the field while also opening doors to new job opportunities. A new OTR driver can expect to earn anywhere from $40,000-$50,000 per year starting out. With more experience, drivers often earn up to $75,000+ a year. Learn more about truck drivers' earning potential.
We understand that people might need to maintain their current careers while training at DriveCo, that's why we offer weekend and night classes at select campuses. See our Class Schedule to find out which campuses are offering them. These classes fill quickly so don't hesitate to register today!
No, at this point and time, our campuses do not offer housing options for students.
No. During your training at DriveCo, we will help you get your permit.
Tuition reimbursement is a payment option where trucking companies offer to pay back employees for education expenses. Usually, the tuition is paid out on a monthly basis as long as the driver remains employed at the company. We work with many trucking companies that offer tuition reimbursement.
The Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) Mandate has recently been established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Department of Transportation (DOT). It was created to establish a uniform set of requirements for CDL training programs, which leads to safer drivers. In order to be certified, CDL schools must have an acceptable mix of classroom education and behind-the-wheel training in their programs. Students that wish to obtain their CDL must attend a ELDT certified school, or else they will not be able to take the CDL test at the DMV.
If you received your CDL or a CDL endorsement (like hazardous materials, school bus, or passenger) before February 7, 2022, this mandate does not apply to you. Also, if you earned your CLP prior to this date and renewed it or received your CDL before your CLP's expiration date, you do not need to complete an ELDT certified program.