Commercial Truck Driver (CDL) Training

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This four week Instructional program prepared individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to drive trucks and buses, delivery vehicles, for-hire vehicles, and other commercial vehicles.  This course will assist students with the knowledge and skills necessary for unskilled drivers to prepare to sit for their commercial driver’s license (CDL). Trucking recruiters are available to meet with students to provide information regarding job opportunities.

Course:  160 hours; 7:00am-5:30pm; Monday-Thursday. Classes begin every four weeks.

Cost:  Tuition - $2,500 (Please see below for all expected expenses)

Class Schedule:  Classes meet Monday-Thursday, 7:00am-5:30pm

Location:  Welding Department, 2nd Floor Classroom

Instructor:  Ben Mantanane


Estimated Costs

Tuition - $2,500.00

Liability Insurance - $4.00

*DOT Long Form Physical and Drug Test - $122.00
If smoker and over 35 years of age (Add $35)

Alabama Commercial Driver’s License Manual - $0

Log Book - $3.00

Truckers Road Atlas - $35.00

Written Permit test CDL Written Test - $25.00

Retest (if needed) - $15.00

Issuance of Permit - $36.25

Driver’s License - $66.25

Total - $2,806.50

*Must be completed the week prior to the first day of class. If WIA student, must complete only the week prior to first day of class or WIA will not reimburse.



Step 1:  Secure funding

WIA - For information concerning WIA funding to cover the cost of this program, please contact our local career center at 256-352-5538 and press 0 for the operator.  Tell them you are interested in attending the CDL class here at Wallace State Community College and they will have someone to assist you.

Student Loans are available through Wells Fargo.  Go to

Step 2: Register by calling (256)352-7826

Step 3: Physical and Drug Screen

     Dr. Thomas at Alabama Specialty Clinic
     1908 Cherokee Avenue South West
     Cullman, AL 35055
     (Across from Walmart-Cullman)
     Walk in, no appointment necessary

     Bring the physical results the first day of class. Drug screen will be sent to Wallace State.

Step 4: Prior to class obtain and begin review of the Alabama Commercial Driver’s License Manual at the Cullman County Courthouse. Begin studying manual prior to first day of class.



Applicants will need to bring the following to the training:

• Social Security Card

• Current Driver's License

• Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical  



Class A Combination Test (equipment provided) - $250

Class B Straight Truck or Bus Test (equipment furnished) - $250

Applicant Using Personal Equipment – Test Only - $200

Retest Fee for Backing and Pre-trip - $50

Retest Fee for Road Test - $75


Ben Matanane, Instructor - (256)352-8114    

Registration - (256)352-7826