CDL Training School In Opelika, AL

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David C.'s Comment
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CR England sent me to American Truck Driving Academy in Opelika, AL it's a 3rd party school they contract through no it's not a glamorous school the trucks on the backing field need to be replaced they had one that if you stayed on the brakes to long you lost air pressure you ended up having NO brakes. they had 5 road training trucks and 3 backing maneuver trucks 1 road truck just sits there because it went to Freightliner to have a new clutch and transmission put in with in a day after they got it back it wouldn't go into 5th gear so they have to wait for the other one being serviced to get back before they send it off again. The instructors know what they are doing I was in and out in 3 weeks yes I know I need more work on my backing maneuvers especially alley dock but I know that will come with time in the real world. The school needs updating they also have a no cell phone policy while on school property if you're looking for a school with newer equipment than this school IS NOT for you but if you live close to the school and want to learn the basics than go there. Also the hotel CR England puts you up in it's alright but watch out for housekeeping they're thieves if you can bring your car because there's not a lot to do unless you have a car to go back and forth.

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CR England sent me to American Truck Driving Academy in Opelika, AL it's a 3rd party school they contract through no it's not a glamorous school the trucks on the backing field need to be replaced they had one that if you stayed on the brakes to long you lost air pressure you ended up having NO brakes. they had 5 road training trucks and 3 backing maneuver trucks 1 road truck just sits there because it went to Freightliner to have a new clutch and transmission put in with in a day after they got it back it wouldn't go into 5th gear so they have to wait for the other one being serviced to get back before they send it off again. The instructors know what they are doing I was in and out in 3 weeks yes I know I need more work on my backing maneuvers especially alley dock but I know that will come with time in the real world. The school needs updating they also have a no cell phone policy while on school property if you're looking for a school with newer equipment than this school IS NOT for you but if you live close to the school and want to learn the basics than go there. Also the hotel CR England puts you up in it's alright but watch out for housekeeping they're thieves if you can bring your car because there's not a lot to do unless you have a car to go back and forth.

Hi did you get your cdl i live only about ten minutes from the school already have my cdl with all endorsements from Alabama? couldn't afford to pay the school fees on my own? how many weeks were you there?

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
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