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CDL - Commercial Driver's License

Are you looking to obtain your license to drive a tractor/trailer (semi-truck)? Explore truck driving training available through our partnership with Central Tech. Central Tech is an Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) provider.

Here are some prerequisites to consider before enrolling in the CDL Class A:

  • Must be 18 years or older before the first day of class (must be 21 or older to cross state lines)
  • Must be willing and able to pass a drug test (exemptions will not be made for OMMA licensees) 
  • Must have current and valid driver's license
  • Must be willing and able to pass a DOT physical exam the first week of class
  • Must be willing and able to pass a valid Class A Learner's permit with air brakes endorsements the first week of class (training will be provided)

High-quality commercial driver & CDL training for you or your employees.

Our partnership with Central Tech allows us to utilize classroom instruction, range and road driving, and practical application of skills used in highway driving. Our ratio of only two students per truck allows each student to develop proficient driving skills. MNTC provides truck and trailer for training and testing on-site. Central Tech is an Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) provider.

The course is 28 training days, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Class times may vary.

Upon graduation, students will have thorough working knowledge of commercial vehicle operations, air brake systems, safety practices, and Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and regulations. This qualifies the student to take their CDL skills exam, available onsite. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, “The economy depends on truck drivers to transport freight and keep supply chains moving. As the demand for goods increases, more truck drivers will be needed. Trucks transport most of the freight in the United States, so, as households and businesses increase their spending, the trucking industry should grow.” 

The site also states that job prospects are projected to be good for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers who have proper training and a clean driving record. 

The website lists a CDL driver’s median annual wage in Oklahoma at $45,680 with the typical basic-education requirement a high school diploma. 

Bethanye Smith