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CDL Pro Driver Prep Program (80-Hr.)

If you are looking for a job that is in high demand; you have come to the right place. According to a new report by the American Trucking Association (ATA), “There will be a shortage of nearly 50,000 truckers in the United States by the end of this year.” ATA further adds that the median wage of those who are driving for a private fleet is $73,000.00 annually. Check out what CNN Money has to say about the demand for truck drivers at CNN Money – Truck Driver Demand.

About Our Training & Instructor

This course is designed to provide you with all of the resources, tools, and training needed to obtain your Class A CDL license with airbrake endorsement. While this course is not designed for those seeking a position driving over-the-road (OTR), it will provide everything needed to obtain a job driving locally. Additionally, it provides the first steps to being considered for additional OTR training by employers who are hiring OTR drivers.

Our instructors have been training and preparing CDL A drivers for more than 9 years, with a nearly perfect pass rate. Instructors are certified to test you on the spot, and provide the trucks for you to test with, so there are no hassles.

What’s Included?

This class covers: general knowledge; backing; CMV defensive driving and hazard awareness; CMV vehicle maintenance/service; CDL pre-trip inspection training and testing; CDL skills maneuvers; driving preparation and testing.

Class Schedule/Outline

1. Attend mandatory on-campus session & receive login information and further instructions for completing your online coursework.

2. Complete coursework online and via email and submit to instructor.

3. Come back to campus on the training and testing date scheduled with your instructor to receive “hands-on” training and driving time with our trainer.

4. Our trainer is certified to test you on the same date.

5. Go to your local DOT office and pay for your CDL license.

Cost of Course

Course Fee: $539

Tuition Assistance Options

GAP tuition assistance is available to those who qualify. For more information, please contact Jennifer Rice in Marshalltown at 641-844-5629 or Jennifer.Rice@iavalley.edu. If you are in Iowa Falls, please contact Molly Hippen at 641-648-8511 or Molly.Hippen@iavalley.edu. Please be advised that to qualify for funding, interested applicants must complete the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) with Workforce Development Center by calling 1-800-284-4838.

Course Requirements

Free Study Materials (Learner’s Permit)

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Email address
  • Access to high speed internet
  • CDL A learner’s permit
  • 3 written tests completed with DOT prior to registration

Upcoming CDL Class Information

  • Please check back for upcoming classes.

Find testing date information and registration deadlines on the fliers above located under Upcoming CDL Class Information.

CDL & Hazmat Training Prep

IVCE offers a complete package for those wanting to work into a career as a local CDL driver. CDL jobs are in high demand and agricultural jobs are requiring Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) training. IVCE wants to offer you the best opportunities to find a job in the driving industry, so we now offer both classes every Spring, with additional offerings as needed.

For those requiring Hazmat endorsement, we offer a Hazmat Preparation course to provide our students with the best possible opportunities to be successful sooner!

CDL & Hazmat Training Prep online course provides everything you need to prepare you for testing for Hazmat endorsement. Initial class meets on-campus, with remaining coursework completed online. (Must have valid CDL Class A license before taking this course, or currently registered in a CDL A course). Final testing must be completed at your local DOT office.

Looking for a CDL job? Check out who is hiring Class A and Class B CDL Drivers!

  • Oldcastle Materials Midwest Region (OMG) – Contact Nate Snead for more information at (515) 802-2391.
  • Neuroth Trucking LLC – Pick up a flier at the Iowa Valley Continuing Education front desk in Marshalltown or contact Brad Neuroth at 641-485-0624.
  • Heartland Co-op – Pick up an informational sheet at the Iowa Valley Continuing Education front desk in Marshalltown or contact Craig Mommer, HR Director at Heartland Co-op, c/o Human Resources, 3111 – 290th St., Gilman, IA  50106. Or visit http://heartlandcoop.submit4jobs.com/
  • Schneider Trucking – Pick up a brochure at Iowa Valley Continuing Education front desk in Marshalltown or call 1-800-44-PRIDE. May also visit website at www.schneiderjobs.com
  • Central Truckers – Contact Joe Edel at joe.edel@dybb.comor by phone at 641-753-3433.
  • M. Gervich & Sons – Looking for CDL A or B drivers – Contact Jimmy at (641) 753-3359.
  • Juel Truck Line – Contact Brian Juel at (641) 751-7054, 604 Butler Avenue, Melbourne, IA 50162.
  • Mid Iowa Cooperative – Contact Brian Latusick at (641) 366-3236, 101 Main St. PO Box 80, Beaman, IA 50609. blatusick@midiowacoop.com • www.midiowacoop.com.

Printable list of employers.

Contact

Rachael Koehler

Rachael Koehler

Rachael joined Iowa Valley in February of 2012. She received her MBA in Business Management from Upper Iowa University. Prior to working at ...

Rachael joined Iowa Valley in February of 2012. She received her MBA in Business Management from Upper Iowa University. Prior to working at Iowa Valley, Rachael was employed in the business office of health care organizations for six years. She enjoys spending time with children as often as possible.

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