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Job openings for Class A truck drivers in Dixon, IL are plentiful, and a grant from the National Farmworker Jobs Program, a nonprofit organization, aims to fill them by helping more people in the community earn a commercial driver’s license.
Who is Eligible for CDL Free Training?
Even with plenty of job openings, many people don’t consider a career as a driver because of the CDL training cost, which averages between $3,000 and $7,000. As a result of the new partnership, current and former migrant and seasonal farm workers are eligible to attend the CDL truck driving program at Sauk Valley Community College with up to 100% of CDL training costs covered. For further details on CDL free training eligibility, visit svcc.edu.
What is CDL Training?
As long as you meet the basic requirements, you can attend a CDL training program and become a truck driver. Depending on the kind of driving you want to do, you will select one of the following CDL training programs:
- With a Class A CDL, you can operate vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 pounds and a towed vehicle weighing more than 10,000 pounds. Examples include tractor-trailers, truck and trailer combinations, tanker vehicles, livestock carriers, and flatbeds.
- With a Class B CDL, you can operate commercial trucks with an attached cab and cargo area and a GCWR of 26,000 pounds. You also need a Class B CDL to drive trucks with a detached towed cargo vehicle weighing less than 10,000 pounds. Examples include straight trucks, large buses, segmented buses, box trucks, and dump trucks with small trailers.
- With a Class C CDL, you can operate single vehicles with a GCWR of under 26,001 pounds and a towed vehicle weighing less than 10,000 pounds. You also need a Class C CDL for transports of 16 or more passengers, driver included. Examples include double/triple trailers, buses, tank trucks, and Hazmat vehicles.
Explore Your CDL Training Options Today
Questions about whether you are eligible for CDL free training or additional resources for covering your CDL training cost? Interested in becoming an Amazon Delivery Service Partner? Connect with our team at International Used Truck Centers for more information about CDL training and other opportunities for drivers!