How Much Does CDL Training Cost?

Before enrolling in CDL training at a trucking school or trucking company like Roehl Transport, you need to consider cost. How much is trucking school tuition? How much does a CDL test cost? We have the answers to all of your questions about commercial truck driver training costs including how you can find no cost CDL training near you.

Overall Cost of CDL Training

In order to attend CDL training, you must be prepared for some common expenses incurred by truck driving students:

  • Truck driving school tuition
  • Time out of work for classes and training
  • Living expenses while you are in training
  • CDL test cost as determined by your local Department of Motor Vehicles

Cost of CDL Tuition and License Exam

The cost of CDL tuition ranges from $3,000 to $8,000 or more depending on the school or training facility. This is paid out of pocket by trucking students. In some cases, trucking companies offer tuition reimbursement, and some states may provide worker retraining funding. In addition to this, you must pay for the actual CDL exam, the cost of which varies depending on your state. Also, if you include the CDL endorsements, such as tank or hazmat, on your license, you’ll need to pay an additional fee for this. Update: You can learn more about fees associated with getting your CDL by reading our recent write-up titled: Commercial Driver's License Fees


Time and Living Expenses

If you are going to truck driving school full time during the day, as most CDL training programs are designed, you will not be at work for 40 hours a week. You need to be prepared to pay for your bills and basic essentials for the next 4 to 16 weeks while in trucking school. If this is not something you were expecting to pay for, on top of the tuition for trucking school and other expenses—consider no cost CDL training.

No Cost CDL Training

At Roehl Transport, we remove the barriers to your CDL training. We pay you while you train. We provide lodging and most meals, and you are an employee on the first day. Most of those expenses, expected and otherwise, that you will face when becoming a truck driver will be covered. No stressing out about being able to pay for tuition.

Start Company Paid CDL Training at Roehl

To contact Roehl Transport and start your career with our Get Your CDL Program, click the “Apply Now” button found at the top of this page to begin the process.


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