Looking to start a career in one of the fastest growing occupations? Hawkeye's six-week accelerated Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) training program is for adults who would like to train for a high-demand career in a short-term time frame. The program focuses on developing safe driving skills including backing, turning, and driving on rural and suburban roads. You will receive hands-on training using full-size semitrailers and virtual driving simulators. Upon completion, you will take your vehicle inspection, DOT skills, and driving tests at Hawkeye to obtain your Class A CDL. You receive individual training daily on your schedule, choose your times: morning 8:00am to 12:00pm, afternoon 1:00pm to 5:00pm or evening 5:00pm to 9:00pm Graduates find employment in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, a truck driver, spotter, shag driver, and many more. Per FMCSA rules, students are required to complete and pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) long form physical and pre-employment drug screening before start of the class. Arrowhead Medical Center is Hawkeye's approved vendor for the DOT pre-employment drug screening and may be used for the DOT physical as well. Tuition pays for books and training and does not include a DOT drug test ($50-$100), DOT physical ($80-$150), and CDL permit ($12). For detailed instructions, call 319-296-4290.
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