Progressive Truck Driving School CDL Training

Progressive Truck Driving School has three locations in Illinois for CDL training. They combine classroom instruction and on-the-road training for their CDL course. Get ready for some real-word training at this school: it's on-the-road training occurs on public streets and highways, not on a closed lot. The major benefit of Progressive is that it has only one or two students per truck for training.

What Programs Does Progressive Offer?

  • Class A CDL Truck Driving Training Course (200 Hrs) - This program is certified by PTDI and CVTA and meets or exceeds the basic hiring criteria for major truckload freight companies seeking drivers. The program includes the 160 hour curriculum, provides additional behind-the-wheel training, as well as eligibility for the Hazmat endorsement. Recommended for students that have never driven a manual transmission vehicle.
  • Class A CDL Truck Driving Training Course (240 Clock Hrs) - This program includes everything in the 200 hour curriculum. It contains training on a variety of truck configurations to accommodate those who want a more intensive behind-the-wheel experience, and a wider range of job opportunities, it includes eligibility for 3 endorsements: Hazmat Material, Double/Triples and Tankers.
  • Class A CDL Truck Driving Training Course (300 Clock Hrs) - This program includes everything in the 240 hour curriculum. This course has more time behind-the-wheel than the 240 hour program and includes eligibility for the Passenger endorsement, which is required for bus driving. This program is ideal for anyone who wants to take advantage of any and all opportunities in the truck and bus driving industry.
  • CDL Truck Driving Training Course (600 Clock Hrs) - This program is the most comprehensive one that we offer. It includes everything that is a part of the 300 hour program with more intense hands-on training. It is an in-depth course that addresses not only the body of knowledge a driver needs to know and understand, but teaches the procedures that, with practice, will enable the student to become an entry-level commercial truck driver. Safety practices are emphasized throughout the program. Many real-life driving problems and situations are presented for the student to resolve. The depth of this program is intended to stress the importance of developing traits and demonstrating the behavior that characterize true professional truck drivers.
  • Introduction to Trucking Class A or B or Passenger Driving Training Course (160 Clock Hrs) - This program provides basic knowledge and skills to prepare students for CDL exam. It familiarizes students with tractor-trailer and bus systems and components. Safe driving techniques and hands-on training in the vehicle are the basis of this program. This course offers minimum hours of instruction as required by the Secretary of State.
  • Upgrade Program to CDL Class A (80 Clock Hrs) - This program provides complete training and licensing opportunities for individuals currently holding a CDL class B license and seeking to drive a combination of commercial vehicles. This course will upgrade a CDL class B license to a CDL class A license.

Tuition And Financing

  • Grants - The school accept state grants as they are a certified training provider under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
  • Student Financing - Student financing is available through Progressive Truck Driving School for those with approved credit ratings. Interest & finance charges will apply.

Program For Military Veterans

  • GI Bill - They are certified by the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, State Approving Agency. Qualified Veterans may apply to receive GI Bill Educational benefits.
  • Scholarships - Military Scholarships available through the Commercial Driver Training Foundation

Admission Requirements

  • You must be at least 18 years of age to drive a commercial motor vehicle within the state lines & at least 21 years of age to drive a commercial motor vehicle across state lines, carry hazardous materials or transport any passengers
  • You cannot have more than one driver’s license, and your driving privileges cannot be suspended, revoked, cancelled or disqualified
  • You must provide the school with a proof of valid driver license and a copy of recent Motor Vehicle Record
  • You must meet medical requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations or prove that you are not subject to regulations
  • You must be able to pass written tests in English in order to obtain the Instruction Permit at the Secretary of State Office
  • To receive an Illinois driver’s license or ID card, you must provide a minimum of three (3) acceptable forms of identification: name, date of birth, Illinois residency, social security number and signature for comparison

Progressive Truck Driving School has 3 locations

  • Progressive Truck Driving School location

    Progressive Truck Driving School
    5538 W. Belmont Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60641
    773-736-5522

  • Progressive Truck Driving School location

    Progressive Truck Driving School
    1945 Bernice Rd.
    Lansing, IL 60438
    773-736-5522

  • Progressive Truck Driving School location

    Progressive Truck Driving School
    3475 S. Cicero Ave.
    Cicero, IL 60804
    773-736-5522

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Independent truck driving schools and company-sponsored schools are both worthy of consideration and are covered thoroughly in our truck driver's career guide.

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