Last Updated: May 13, 2016
The CDL training costs $2,340 total, with $500 due up front, and $1,840 due through payroll deductions. The entire amount, however, will be reimbursed if you stay with Millis for 18 months.
Up-front costs include a $500 deposit. Drivers will also need to pay for their home state permits usually costing around $100. Transportation to the training facility is not provided and must be arranged by the student.
No, students will need to have money for food.
Yes, lodging is provided during training.
Yes, you may elect to pay $2,340 up front.
There will be a payroll deduction of $30 per week for the balance of the schooling. You will be reimbursed for the full amount, as a lump sum, after 18 months of driving with Millis. If you leave Millis before the full amount is deducted, you will be responsible for the balance. Millis offers individualized affordable payment plans, in that event.
Make special note that transportation costs are not included in the tuition fees. Students need to supply their own transportation to the training facility. You'll also need to pay a $500 deposit, regardless of whether you are financing the program or paying up front and that deposit will not be returned.
However, the course is far below the cost of most CDL programs and everything but the $500 deposit will be paid provided you stay for 18 months after going solo.
Class days will be every Monday to Friday for 8 to 10 hours per day and / or night. Schooling is 128 minimum total hours.
Classroom instruction in the areas of:
Classroom and range training
CDL training lasts for approximately 3 weeks on site, followed by 1 to 3 weeks of "field training" and 3 to 5 additional weeks with a trainer (15,000 miles minimum) after a CDL has been obtained.
Weeks 2 and 3 are mostly spent on the range and on the roadways. Students can expect at least 40hrs on the range and on roadways learning to properly drive a truck.
Class sizes are a maximum of 6 students and they normally share 2 trucks.
The first full week of schooling is spent in the classroom for a total of 40-60 hours.
The school itinerary and time spent in both the classroom as well as in a truck learning to drive is on par with the industry average. Class sizes appear to be smaller than most other CDL courses meaning you'll likely receive more personalized attention.
Also note you will not take your CDL exams at the Millis training facility. Once you are paired up with a trainer, you will complete the driving and backing exams in your home state.
The normal training period is 6 weeks long, but can be shortened or extended based on the individual performance of a student.
During training, the truck is operated as a solo truck. Students will not drive without a trainer in the passenger seat.
No, trucks are operated with one trainer and one student.
Yes, students sleep on the bottom bunk in the event the truck is in motion.
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