Truck Driver - Commercial Drivers License A and B
Local drivers may provide daily service for a specific route, while other drivers make intercity and interstate deliveries that take longer and may vary from job to job. Long-distance heavy truck and tractor-trailer drivers spend most of their working time behind the wheel, but may load or unload their cargo after arriving to the final destination. Drivers frequently travel at night, on holidays and weekends to avoid traffic delays and deliver cargo on time.
Valid Maryland Commercial Driver License
Copy of your Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) driving record
Drug screening (included in cost of course)
Department of Transportation (DOT) physical - required to get Learner’s Permit
Information Unique to the Training
This training is given in partnership with the Community College of Baltimore County. Classroom training is held in Hunt Valley. Range training is held in Pasadena. Drug screening and DOT physical are required during or prior to enrollment. For information on obtaining your Learner’s Permit, call the MVA.
Courses to Complete
You need a CDL Learner’s Permit with the appropriate endorsements to enroll in either the CDL-A or CDL-B program. Endorsements needed:
- CDL-A: Air Brakes, Combinations, General Knowledge
- CDL-B: Air Brakes, General Knowledge\
- Core Courses
Course numbers vary for CDL-A and CDL-B classes. Individuals must meet prerequisites before registering. See above.
Approximate Number of Hours
CDL-A: 4 weeks (150 hours)
CDL-B: 2 weeks (75 hours)
Approximate Training Cost*
CDL-A: $2,995 (plus applicable fees)
CDL-B: $1,848 (plus applicable fees)
Upon successful completion of this training and the MVA written and driving tests administered during class, you will receive either a MD CDL-A or CDL-B license.
Related Continuing Education Courses
VOC 291 CDL Learner’s Permit Preparation Course (28 hours)
Estimated Hourly Wage**
$19-20/hr., tractor trailer
$16-22/hr., light trucks, delivery vans
*Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees, etc.
**Wages are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only.