Carter Express Company-Sponsored CDL Training Program

Get Your CDL Training At Carter Express Driving Academy

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Carter Express requires that you get your CDL permit before attending school, and is also one of the few programs to require a Hazmat endorsement. 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 other CDL endorsements including Tanker, and Double/Triple certifications. Usually after studying the rest of the CDL manual, these exams can be passed easily and will only help you in the future.

Cost Structure Of Carter Express's CDL Training Academy For Company Drivers

What is the cost structure of the CDL school?

Indiana schools cost $4,400, the Arkansas school costs $3,300.

What are all the upfront costs?

The student only needs to pay for their CDL permit and endorsements.

Cost Structure Of Carter Express's CDL Training

Will my meals be paid for?

No, students must provide for their own meals.

Is lodging included in tuition?

Indiana students typically live close enough to commute to school, so lodging isn't necessary. Arkansas students will have lodging provided as part of the tuition.

Carter Express's CDL Training Academy Payment Policies

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

Yes. After graduation, the student will still have to commit to a 6-week finishing program if they want to drive for Carter Express.

What are the obligations for paying back the schooling after graduation?

In Indiana: CDL school is paid off after working 12 months for Carter Express, otherwise the amount the trainee owes is prorated.

In Arkansas: CDL school is paid off after 19 months of employment, otherwise prorated amount is invoiced at $150/month until paid off.

TruckingTruth's View On The Cost Structure Of Carter Express CDL School

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The cost of Carter Express CDL school is average, but does not include any meals. The length of obligation after training is also a little on the high side, with the Arkansas school requiring 19 months of driving for Carter.

On the plus side, the amount owed is prorated over time, in case a driver does have to leave Carter Express before their contract is fulfilled.

CDL Academy Training Schedule and Itinerary

How long is the training overall?

Indiana schools are four weeks in length (5 days per week); Arkansas school is three weeks in length (6 days per week).

How much time on the range backing up?

Approximately one week. More, if students need additional training.

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