The Job Outlook

Projected Annual Job Openings
Median Hourly Wage
(Nationwide 2018)
Median Salary
(Nationwide 2018)




What do truck drivers do?

Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a large capacity payload of at least 26,00 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW).

On the Job you would:

  • Check vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in working order.
  • Follow appropriate safety procedures for transporting goods.
  • Inspect loads to ensure that cargo is secure.
  • Choose optimal transportation routes and speeds.
  • Notify others of emergencies, problems, or hazards.

The Program

This Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) program was designed in compliance with FMSCA regulations and aligned with of local trucking companies to meet their increasing demands for qualified drivers. To ensure our program remains successful, we continue to evaluate and improve based on changes in the industry. At SFCC, we believe we’ve found the perfect model to produce highly sought CDL certified drivers in a comprehensive four-week program.

If you choose our program, you will have the benefit of a 3:1 instructor ratio with the highest quality instruction and many hours of drive-time. Throughout the class and after graduation, we are here to help you find employment with leading employers. We are proud to partner with you to help you achieve your professional goals in one of the fastest growing industries.

What type of training can I expect?

The LearningForce’s unique CDL training program provides:

  • A four-week course of study.
  • Theory classroom instruction time, behind-the-wheel skills and drive time.
  • Increasing amounts of traffic and different types of road conditions.
  • Low use and high use docks.
  • 3:1 student:teacher ratio.

Total Program Cost

$5,312.50 >>>

Application Fee
DOT Physical
Drug Test
CDL Permit
Hands-On Instruction
Truck Operation
One State Test
License Fee

Before Classes

Requirement Fee Details
$50 Paid fee initiates the student application process.
Complete DOT Physical
& Drug Test
$160 Non-refundable. Two weeks prior to start. Payment due on day of test.
Obtain CDL Driver’s Permit $32.50 Required  prior to start of class – written exam with air-brake endorsement. Available at License Office.
Pay instructional fees $5,000 Due prior to start – see refund policy

Getting Your Credentials

Take CDL Certification Test Included Tractor/Trailer provided for testing.
Pay License Fee Varies by State ($70 MO) Consider all endorsements at this time.

Additional Endorsements

Hazardous Materials (HME) $86.50 21 years or older, for vehicles carrying hazardous materials.
Tanker Endorsement $25 Required if vehicle needs a Class “A” or “B” CDL and you want to carry liquid or gas in permanent tank.
Doubles/Triples $25 Required for hauls with 2-3 trailers in tow.
These endorsements may be earned at the time of the license request by completing an additional written test for each endorsement. If endorsements are not obtained at the time of the original license request, an additional $70 fee will be charged each time a new license is requested.

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