Fort Drum is the location for both full and part-time Class A CDL training courses designed for active-duty soldiers or eligible veterans who wish to develop civilian tractor-trailer experience. This training provides fundamental CDL-A permit preparation with HAZMAT endorsement, DOT rules and regulations, preparation in logbooks, backing maneuvers, pre-trip inspection, and driving on a 10-speed manual transmission. Therefore, soldiers who have successfully completed the training are prepared to safely drive a commercial vehicle and take the CDL road test.
The full-time course is available Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM. In addition, the part-time course meets two evenings and one weekend day weekly for 13 weeks and is taught on-site at Fort Drum. Eligible active-duty soldiers and veterans may use Post-9/11 GI Bill® Benefits, if qualified.
NTTS has contracted with the Department of Defense (DOD) with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to train at Fort Drum, NY.
Graduates of this program have been provided job placement assistance with local, regional, and over-the-road driving positions with major tractor-trailer companies. Some of these carriers have positions throughout the United States and will be glad to assist the transitioning soldier to find employment in any state.
Head to Clark Hall at Fort Drum to learn more about National Tractor Trailer School’s CDL training with active-duty soldiers and veterans. Click on the date below for more details and to reserve a seat.
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