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CDL Class B (Vermont Commercial Driver’s License)

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: March 18, 2024
End Date: June 7, 2024
Class Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday,
Time:  6-7:30AM, additional driving time scheduled with instructor required

The Commercial Driver’s License Class B program is your first step toward a career driving commercial vehicles. This primarily includes straight trucks though at the conclusion of the course students can pursue endorsements through the DMV that would allow operation of snowplows, fuel trucks, school and tour buses. There is a demand for licensed commercial drivers and your earnings potential is high. The average hourly wage for CDL drivers in Vermont is almost $25 per hour.

Students will learn pre-trip inspection, diagnosing and reporting malfunctions, handling cargo, safe operating procedures, and vehicle systems among the many topics covered. The course consists instruction including classroom, lab and on-road driving. Class is held in the early morning hours with additional afternoon or evening driving time available, so it is convenient for working adults.

Need help paying for classes? VSAC has many sources of funding to help you cover tuition. Contact Martha McCaughin from VSAC at mccaughin@vsac.org or call 802-786-8840. Many students qualify for grants and scholarships.

Training Center: Southwest Tech
Tuition: $2999
Total Class Hours: varies
Certifications Offered: Vermont Commercial Driver's License, Class B