Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A Training

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training: Class A Tractor Trailer Get your license in as little as five weeks and get started on one of the most in-demand careers in the country.

Phone: 516.572.7487


In partnership with Ancora Corporate Training, Nassau Community College (NCC) is offering a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A training program. Students may earn a CDL in as little as five weeks.

CDL Class A drivers transport goods between locations using tractor trailers and heavy trucks with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) capacity of more than 26,000 pounds. They often travel long distances spanning several states to deliver their cargo, and they must follow all traffic and safety regulations while making their deliveries on time. In order to pass a skills test to acquire a CDL license, students must master performing a full vehicle inspection, range maneuvers, and proper operation of the vehicle on public roadways.

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This CDL Training Class A Truck Driver program provides the optimal balance between classroom learning and on the road training to better prepare students for the CDL exam. Class sizes are small and experienced instructors will provide you with insight into what it's like to be a truck driver.


Students in the CDL Training Class A Tractor Trailer program will gain skills in the areas of:

  • Vehicle inspections
  • Defensive driving
  • Range maneuvers
  • Motor carrier safety regulations
  • Trip planning
  • Cargo handling
  • Size/weight laws
  • Vehicle maneuvering
  • Hours of service
  • Accident prevention


  • Valid Driver’s License in NYS
  • Resident of New York
  • Minimum age: 21
  • Prove your legal presence/right to work in the United States and show Social Security card.
  • Sufficient ability to read and speak English
  • Have strong eyesight and hearing and be in good physical health
  • Successfully pass a DOT physical, DOT drug test, and have a driving record that meets criteria.
  • Ability to drive safely, regardless of weather or time of day
  • Be comfortable operating heavy machinery
  • DOT Drug Test
  • DOT physical
  • Pass the CDL Permit Exam

Fee: $4,950
Includes materials, enrollment checks (driving record, drug test, and physical), and learner’s permit study guide. Scholarships are available for eligible students.

Outcome: Student will prepare for the CDL road test, including inspecting and operating vehicle safely and competently.

Schedule of Classes




Register Today!



Contact NCC’s Center for Workforce Development

Email: for NCC registration and payment.

Funding opportunities are available– see if you qualify for assistance.

Step 3

Complete Your Physical and Drug Screen

Your welcome packet from Ancora Corporate Training will contain all the information needed to schedule these appointments.

Step 4

Study and pass the CDL Permit exam. 

Your CLP is required; refer to your welcome packet for more information


What To Expect On The Job

  • Complete thorough pre- and post- trip safety inspections on your vehicle daily
  • Maneuver trucks into loading or unloading positions
  • Report defects, accidents, or violations
  • Inspect vehicles for mechanical items and safety issues and perform preventative maintenance
  • Comply with state and national truck driving rules and regulations as well as with company policies and procedures
  • Plan routes and meet delivery schedules and using GPS to stay informed of route information
  • Visit weigh stations before and after packing to ensure that loads meet state safety regulations
  • Proper documentation and logging of time and miles
  • Communicate with supervisors and colleagues using various technologies
  • Keep truck and associated equipment clean and in good working order

NYS CDL General Information and Procedures


NYS Application  

Application for Permit

NYS CDL Manual

View the Manual

NYS CDL Requirements

NYS Section 1 Introduction

CDL Test

Pre-trip vehicle inspection test and Basic Vehicle Control Skills Test

Find Out More

CDL Flyer

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