Oklahoma Class A CDL Training
Class A CDL Training and Licenses
These days, skilled commercial truck drivers are counted on more than ever. For the best career opportunities, a Class A license allows you to drive vehicles with a weight of 16,000 pounds or more and pull trailers weighing more than 10,001 pounds. At American Truck Training, you'll receive hands-on Class A CDL training from a licensed instructor allowing you to successfully break into the hauling and logistics industry. Our program is designed to accommodate all kinds of learners and to help prepare you for a new driving career in less time than you think.
Class A CDL Training in 5 Easy Steps
There are a number of truck driving schools throughout the US and it can be difficult to determine which one is the best fit. Fortunately, in Oklahoma City, you’ll find that as an American Truck Training student, getting your Class A CDL isn’t as difficult as it's made out to be. Our experience and professional training programs will help you take the next step into owning your future. We’d love to make you our next success story!
Steps to Get A Class A CDL in Oklahoma
1. Review OK CDL Requirements
You can find the Oklahoma CDL requirements here.
- You must be at least 18 years of age to drive within state lines (intrastate).
- You must be at least 21 years old to: drive commercial vehicles across state lines (interstate) and haul hazardous materials
- Excellent hearing and vision: Must hear a whisper from 5 feet away. 20/40 vision with a 70-degree field of vision Must have a full physical exam before entering a class
2. Collect Documentation
When applying for your Class A CDL you will need to provide documentation, some examples of forms are:
- Birth Certificate
- Social Security Card (or proof of the number)
- U.S. Passport
- Birth Certificate
- An Oklahoma driver license
- U.S. Passport
- Other state’s driver license (if transferring from another state)
- Military ID card
One of the following:
- U.S. Citizen
- Valid, unexpired U.S. Passport
- Certified copy of a birth certificate filed with a State Office of Vital Statistics or equivalent agency in the individual's State of birth, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
- Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) issued by the U.S. Department of State
- Certificate of Naturalization issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- Certificate of Citizenship issued by DHS
Lawful Permanent Resident
- Valid, unexpired Permanent Resident Card, issued by United State Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) **Required unless noted on your driver's license file.
- Proof of Oklahoma residency (accepted documents)
- Valid Oklahoma Class D driver license
- A DOT medical card, if you plan on leaving Oklahoma with CDL vehicles. **Legal presence documentation required for TSA background check.
You will be required to pass a vision test to ensure you meet the vision requirements for a CDL.
Once the proper paperwork is complete, the Driver License Examiner will issue your paperwork to you. You may take the paperwork to any tag agency of your choice to be issued your CDL renewal — click here to view the fees.
3. Research Fees
The fees will vary depending on the Class you are applying for.
- Class A $25
- Class B $15
- Class C $15
- Class A $51.50
- Class B $51.50
- Class C $41.50
REPLACEMENT FEE $20
4. CDL Endorsements
Depending on which endorsements you want to add to your Oklahoma CDL, there will be optional written tests depending on the vehicle type. This step will require further research since some endorsements include background checks.
5. Take the Written, Skills, & Acceptable Residency Tests
Before testing, it is recommended to obtain a Commercial Driver License (CDL) Manual from the FMCSA website here or pick up a physical copy from any Department of Public Safety testing facility. American Truck Training will schedule a CDL skills test on your behalf when you are ready. Be aware that some locations are scheduled far in advance. Once you have successfully completed the written, skills, and residency tests you will be issued paperwork to take to any tag agency of your choice to print your CDL.
CDL School and Job Placement Partners
Our focus on quality training has allowed us to become one of the most respected Class A CDL programs in the industry. With a 98% job placement rate, our graduates are thoroughly prepared for testing and future career opportunities. Depending on the job and location, new hires in the trucking industry with a Class A CDL license can expect to earn $50,000- $75,000 per year plus benefits. There is a growing need for qualified drivers and by obtaining a license you have the opportunity to be part of a community that supports you.
Length of American Trucking School Training
Earning a Class A CDL is an ambitious goal that requires time and research. Since most companies expect to hire qualified drivers it is important to find a course with a minimum of 160 hours of training.
Of the licenses, a Class A CDL is arguably the most versatile due to its high degree of mobility. You deserve to get the hands on experience that will ensure a successful career even before your training is complete. At ATT, we value your decision and have created professional ties to top-quality carrier companies that are just as invested in your future as we are.
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Why earn your Class A CDL?
Class A CDLs are required for people who are hoping to start careers as commercial drivers. Earning your Class A license gives you the ability to legally operate any combination of vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 26,001 pounds, provided that the gross vehicle weight rating of the towed vehicle is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
Why choose American Truck Training?
At American Truck Training, we understand there’s no substitute for first-hand experience. Working alongside your instructor, you can learn the ins and outs of operating Class A commercial vehicles in a variety of real on-the-road situations. Upon graduation of this program, you can be confident in your skills and ready to enter the workforce.
Learning from instructors who have been around the block a time or two can help you prepare for the challenges you might face on the road. As you complete your in-class and driving assignments at American Truck Training, our instructors can be with you every step of the way to offer guidance and support.
Part of being career-ready upon graduation is working with the same equipment you’ll be using in the field. Our program puts you behind the wheel of real commercial vehicles. You’ll start out practicing in our driving yard and eventually work your way to driving on the road. In addition, you can learn about recovery and accident procedures, handling hazardous materials, performing vehicle inspections, and more.
Our truck training school is conveniently located at 7 different locations in the U.S. If you’re looking for Class A CDL training, we can get you started in any of our state-of-the-art facilities. If you are serious about starting your career in the trucking industry, consider choosing the American Truck Training.