If you are an active-duty soldier or veteran, National Tractor Trailer School offers specialized training for you at Fort Drum.
CDL Training for Military Members at Fort Drum
We offer a part-time CDL training program at Fort Drum for active-duty soldiers and veterans. CDL training lasts 13 weeks and takes place at Clark Hall at Fort Drum. You can choose from two schedule options, depending on what works best for your schedule. Weekly training options are:
- Wednesday 5:00 PM-9:00 PM, Thursday 5:00 PM-9:00 PM, Saturday 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
- Wednesday 5:00 PM-9:00 PM, Friday 5:00 PM-9:00 PM, Sunday 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Training is done on a 10-speed manual transmission and will cover:
- CDL Permit prep
- General knowledge
- Air breaks
- Combination vehicle HAZMAT training
- DOT rules and regulations
- Map reading
- Backing maneuvers
- Pre-trip inspection
- Shifting and double-clutching
Using Your Military Benefits at NTTS
There are many financial aid options available to help make CDL training affordable for veterans and active-duty military personnel. NTTS is proud to offer financial assistance options such as:
- Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits
- Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
- Reserve Educational Assistance (REAP)
- New York State Veterans Tuition Award (NYSVTA)
Several of NTTS’ company sponsors also offer VA-approved paid apprenticeship programs and tuition reimbursement to those who qualify.
Career Skills Program
NTTS is proud to participate in the Career Skills Program. This program is meant to prepare military service members to transition to civilian life. The Career Skills Program allows service members to participate in apprenticeships, internships and on-the-job training in the last 180 days of service before being discharged.
When done with training, students will have their Class A CDL. We realize many military members are stationed far from home and may want to move upon completing their time in the military.
Our job placement assistance program will help you find a job, even if you want to leave New York. We partner with a number of trucking companies with terminals all over the country. If you don’t want to stay in New York, we can still help place you in a job. Your CDL will transfer to any state and is good for 8 years.
Fort Drum Information Table Sessions
Interested but not sure where to start? Stop by Clark Hall at Fort Drum for an Information Table Session! Kimberly holds information sessions every Thursday from 11:00 AM-2:30 PM. She will be there to answer any questions you might have, and will help you fill out any paperwork necessary!