CDL-A Training

Commercial Driver's License Class-A Training

In partnership with Northern Maine Community College, York County Community College will be offering training for the Commercial Driver’s Class-A License. The Commercial Driving Academy is a State of Maine licensed tractor-trailer driving school. This course is designed to train you to become a professional truck driver. You will learn exactly what it takes to be a responsible driver and how to handle a tractor and trailer safely and efficiently. The training culminates in the State of Maine certification test.

Quick Facts
  • Our Spring 2023 Corhort is FULL.

    Classes will be held Mon - Fri from 8 am - 4:30 pm

  • Eligibility Requirements

    Maine Resident
    High school diploma or equivalent
    At least 18+ before the start of the training

  • Additional Admissions Requirements

    Personal interview
    Valid ME Driver’s License and a copy of your driving record*
    Pre-entrance alcohol and controlled substance screen (test must be negative)
    DOT physical in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier safety regulations, found to be qualified

Degree questions, answered.

This training program is FREE for those who qualify (including textbooks and certifications). Funding is generously provided through the Harold Alfond Grant, the Maine Jobs and Recovery Plan to provide customized workforce training grants to Maine residents, with delivery through YCCC and Maine’s other community colleges.

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Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers transport goods from one location to another. Most tractor-trailer drivers are long-haul drivers and operate trucks with a total weight exceeding 26,000 pounds for the vehicle, passengers, and cargo. These drivers deliver goods over intercity routes that sometimes span several states.

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers typically do the following:
Drive long distances
Report any incidents encountered on the road to a dispatcher
Follow all applicable traffic laws
Secure cargo for transport, using ropes, blocks, chains, or covers
Inspect their trailers before and after the trip and record any defects they find
Maintain a log of their working hours, following all federal and state regulations
Report serious mechanical problems to the appropriate people
Keep their trucks and associated equipment clean and in good working order


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