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 at their final destination. Drivers frequently travel at night, on holidays and weekends to avoid traffic delays and deliver cargo on time.
- Valid Maryland Driver’s License
- Department of Transportation (DOT) Medical Examiner’s Certificate (required for Learner’s Permit)
- Drug screening (included in the course cost)
- 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
Information Unique to the Training
This training is offered in partnership with the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). Classroom training is held in Hunt Valley; range training is held in Pasadena.
To register, you must present the following:
- valid Maryland Driver’s License
- current copy of your MVA driving record
- DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate
- current Maryland CDL Learner’s Permit with a CDL-A or CDL-B endorsement (see Special Requirements above; for information on obtaining a Learner’s Permit, call the MVA).
Once registered, you are contacted by CCBC's Commercial Vehicle Training Program's staff to schedule an interview, orientation and drug screening, prior to classes starting.
Courses to Complete
- Core Courses
Course numbers vary for CDL-A, CDL-B and CDL-B Hospitality classes. In addition to successfully completing the CDL-B license, successful completion of CDL-B Hospitality results in earning two additional certifications – Brake Adjustment Certification and Certified Guest Service Professional/GSP Gold. You must meet prerequisites before registering (see above).
Approximate Number of Hours
CDL-A: 4 weeks (150 hours)
CDL-B: 2 weeks (75 hours)
CDL-B Hospitality: 13 days
Approximate Training Cost*
CDL Learner’s Permit Preparation - $848*
CDL-A - $2,995*
CDL-B - $1,848*
CDL-B Hospitality - $2,395*
Upon successful completion of this training and the MVA written and driving tests administered during class, either a MD CDL-A, CDL-B or CDL-B Hospitality license will be awarded.
Related Continuing Education Courses
VOC 291 CDL Learner’s Permit Preparation Course (28 hours)
Estimated Hourly Wage**
$19 – $20/hour: tractor trailer
$16 – $22/hour: light trucks and delivery vans
*Unless noted, the cost does not include any required textbooks and related materials, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees or prerequisite courses.
**Wages are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only.
For more information, visit www.bls.gov.