If you’re considering getting back on the road with your CDL, now is the perfect time! The United States is short around 60,000 professional drivers in 2019, and this gap is only expected to grow. At HMTT we offer CDL refresher courses, but if it’s been more than a year since you’ve been over-the-road (OTR), you’d benefit more from a full CDL program.
Why Do I Need a Full CDL Course?
There are so many new rules! So much has changed over the last few years, and OTR driving is completely different now. Here are just a few of the new regs:
- Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) rules: You cannot run a paper log anymore, but you still need to know how to make them in case your device fails. The new ELD devices are designed to monitor your hours of service, miles traveled etc. It prevents drivers from “creative record-keeping”. No more cheating on log books!
- New Hours of Service (HOS) rules: Semi drivers must now take a 10 hour break between on-duty driving hours. They must also take a 30 minute rest in 8 hours of work, and cannot be driving for more than 11 consecutive hours.
Our full CDL course will cover all the new FMCSA rules, but will also make sure your trucking skills are ready to hit the road again!
Benefits of Our CDL Course
- Job Placement Assistance: Once you’ve graduated from our CDL training and in good standing with HMTT, we are committed to helping you find employment in the trucking industry! We work with many freight companies, and we are proud to provide them with the best, most qualified CDL drivers out there!
- Company Sponsored Training: Your employer knows the value of a CDL driver. We’re ready to work with them to get you funded, through the course, and on the road!
- Tuition Assistance: We understand funding can be what is standing between you and your CDL training. We offer state and federal government programs, grants, scholarship, tuition reimbursement, and personal financing options. Our Enrollment Specialists work with you to identify the best funding option for you!
- Up-To-Date Courses: CDL licensing laws are changing as of February, 2020. All new drivers (or those getting their license again) will need to complete new federally approved courses, and pass a federally written test. You will no longer be able to go to your local DMV and get a CDL without completing the course and test.
- Classes Built by Skill Level: New drivers won’t be intimidated in a class of more seasoned drivers, and experienced drivers won’t be bored studying the basics.
At HMTT, your success is OUR success. If you’re thinking about restarting a career in trucking contact us today!