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CR England Company-Sponsored CDL Training Program

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If you are attending one of C.R. England's schools in another state, be sure to have your permit already. Even though a US Passport is not required, we highly recommend you get one in case any future opportunities require it.

We also recommend you obtain all CDL endorsements including HazMat, Tanker, and Double/Triple certifications, even though they are not required. Usually after studying the rest of the CDL manual, these exams can be passed and will only help you in the future.

Cost Structure Of CR England's CDL Training Academy For Company Drivers

Your full tuition of $4995 is fully paid with a driving commitment of 9 months (6 months for military veterans).

If you do not fulfill your end of the contract, you will be responsible for the entire amount, plus training costs.

What Are All Of The Up-Front Costs?

You will need to pay for your permit and license, and any other state-specific fees. Total Up Front Costs: $130 to $180, depending on location.

In addition, students will need funds for basic living expenses while at school.

Will My Meals Be Paid For?

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Will My Meals Be Paid For?

No, students must supply their own meals.

Will My Room Be Paid For?

Yes, the cost of lodging is part of the tuition fee.

CR England's CDL Training Academy Payment Policies

Can I pay for my CDL training up front and have no further obligation?

Yes, the total cost of the program is $4995.

Can I pay for my CDL training up front and have no further obligation?

If you complete the contract with C.R. England, you do not have to pay back the tuition. If you choose not to complete the contract, you will be responsible for the full tuition at $4,995 and training costs.

TruckingTruth's View On The Cost Structure Of CR England's CDL School

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The cost of C.R. England's training program tends to the higher side, but it is completely paid off after 9 months of driving, which is less than the standard year-long contract you'd find at most other companies.

Keep in mind that drivers also need to be prepared to feed themselves until they start drawing paychecks, about 4 weeks. They are also responsible for permit, license, and administrative fees.

Overall Schedule Of The Entire CDL Training Program

Schooling lasts from 15 to 20 days depending on which location you attend. During this time, you’ll study and pass the CDL written exam at which point training will become a mixture of classroom and on-truck training.

The First Week

Generally during the first week, you will meet your instructor and learn about safety procedures, mechanical operations, and log requirements to truck driving. There may be homework every day throughout the duration of the course.

After The First Week
  • Turn the tractor-trailer.
  • Vehicle inspections.
  • Drive in city and highway traffic.
  • Back up the tractor-trailer.
  • Couple and uncouple the tractor to the trailer.
  • Handle railroad crossings and intersections.

Academy Training Schedule

How long is the training overall?

CDL training school averages 17 days. This is followed by a 180 hours company paid training program and 1 1/2 month Phase 2 training period.

How much time on the range backing up?

There is no set amount of time, basically as much as you'd like to get. Range time is from Friday 1330-2100, Saturday and Sunday 0600-1700 depending on the student load. C.R. England has 8 backing lanes working during these times and 4 lanes after hours.

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