Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

CDL Class A Truck Driver Training – Kansas City

Prepare yourself for a challenging and rewarding trucking career with a CDL. Earn your CDL-A (commercial driver's license) through Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan., a suburb of Kansas City.

This truck driver training program helps place you in vacant, in-demand truck driving jobs within the Kansas City metropolitan area and beyond.

The JCCC Advantage

  • Convenient CDL training program gets you into a new job quick. Complete your training in 10 weeks with class on Thursday evenings and behind the wheel training on Saturdays, Sundays and some Friday evenings.
  • One-to-one student-to-truck ratio for individualized hands-on CDL training
  • 90 percent job placement rate for JCCC CDL program graduates
  • Several financing options, including government-funded programs, payment plans and scholarships
  • Comprehensive skill development with up to 60 hours of pre-trip and behind the wheel training
  • Qualified instructors with over the road driving experience
  • Well-maintained, up-to-date tractors and trailers

The fully accredited JCCC CDL training meets the federal criteria for obtaining a CDL class A.

Sign up for a free orientation session. Register for the CDL training program in Kansas City.

Additional Courses and Training

For additional training courses, call 913-469-3836.

High Demand Industry

A CDL license opens the door to high-demand, lucrative truck driving job opportunities. Monthly Labor Review magazine projects that transportation and material moving companies will add 1.3 million new jobs (a growth of 14.8 percent) between 2010 and 2020. Nearly all of these jobs will be for motor vehicle operators, including truck drivers with CDL licenses. The starting salary range for beginning CDL drivers in the Kansas City area is between $40,000 and $53,000 per year, according to trucking firms that regularly hire graduates of the JCCC CDL program.

Commercial trucking offers vast flexibility, great pay, wonderful benefits, exciting work conditions and unlimited employment opportunities.

CDL Provides Options to Different Lifestyles

CDL drivers move freight around town or across the country. Short-haulers are local and regional CDL drivers moving freight locally or regionally during the day or overnight. Other companies employee CDL drivers to move freight long distances across the country for two weeks or more at a time.

Some companies use two-driver CDL teams on very long runs – one drives while the other sleeps. “Sleeper” runs last days or even weeks, usually with the truck stopping only for fuel, loading and unloading. Some husband-wife teams have been successful with this arrangement.

Whatever your lifestyle, consider CDL truck driver training at JCCC. In no time at all, you’ll be in a high-demand job with an attractive salary.

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