Connecticut Trucking Schools and Programs

A Connecticut truck driving school will give you all the practical knowledge and cdl training that OTR drivers need to set out on the open roads of the US interstate system.

In the state of Connecticut, there are no special education requirements for someone that wishes to obtain a Commercial Driver License. However, many hopeful drivers will still choose to take a course to learn how to accurately and safely drive a truck. Some companies will pay for CDL classes as a condition of employment. If you choose to attend a CDL school without the aid of a potential employer, cost will be a factor, as some CDL schools are rather expensive.

Once you are ready to test to receive a Commercial Driver License, you will need to take and pass a 30-question exam at your local Department of Motor Vehicles. To pass the exam, you will need to answer at least 24 of the questions correctly. Once you have passed your written exam, you will need to pass a road test. CDLs are awarded with several different classes, based on the weight of the truck you will be driving and what you will be transporting. You will be expected to drive a truck that qualifies in the class that you want to receive your licensing in. You can study for the CDL exams by studying the Connecticut Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Manual.

Keep in mind that you must also meet federal rules in order to obtain a CDL, including physical restrictions and issues that may cause a lack of eligibility. You will not be eligible for a CDL if you already have a license in another state, are under suspension or are disqualified for alcoholic or traffic violations in any state.

Some CDL drivers will want to carry hazardous waste. To do so, you will need HAZMAT certification, which includes passing a background check and fingerprinting through the Transit Security Administration (TSA).

Keep in mind that not all jobs will require a CDL. Do your research first. You wouldn’t want to spend unnecessary money on something that you don’t need.

Allstate Commercial Driver training School
11 Constitution Blvd.
South Shelton, CT 06484

D & L Tractor Trailer School
510 Barnum Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06608

New England Tractor Trailer Training School
32 Field Rd.
Somers, CT 06071