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, Elkhart County, and Evansville, 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 Event Calendar 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 on our a truck driver's salary.
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