You must obtain and maintain your CDL in your state of residence. This is normally the state where your regular driver\'s license was issued. If you plan on moving soon, you may want to choose your new state of residence.
NY CDL Skills Training Options | CHEAP Schools
NY CDL Skills Training Options - Cheap and Free CDL Schools, plus other options.
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THREE types of New York CDL Skills Training Programs
Some large New York trucking companies maintain their own Truck Driving Schools. These New York trucking companies operated schools can be a good option for responsible individuals who do not have the financial means to pay for a private New York truck driving school. Upon satisfactory completion of the program you are employed by the New York trucking company that gave you the so called "free" training. The "catch" is that you have to sign a detailed contract before you start training. The contract normally requires you to meet standards at the school and to drive for the company for a specified period of time under specified conditions. If you fail to meet the conditions set forth in the contract, they will make you pay for the training and/or penalties for not fulfilling the contract . . . sometimes as high as $20,000. If you stay healthy and don't have a personal crisis while completing the terms of contract, this can work out just fine. However, in some cases, it has been the financial ruin of many a good man! CAUTION: READ AND UNDERSTAND AND BE PREPARED TO MEET THE CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN THE CONTRACT!
FOUR advantages of New York Company Sponsored CDL Schools . . .
- FAST - Usually less than a month
- High Quality Training - Includes followup after you receive your New York CDL for successful over-the-road driving (you basically work-for-them so they want you to succeed)
- Little or no up-front tuition (read your contract - they aren't giving you "something for nothing"
- Guaranteed Job! You are pre-qualified to work for the company upon completion of training
Advantages of regular New York Truck Driving Schools -
- Competitive - Abundant choices available
- No long term contract
- Fast track to getting your New York CDL - as little as two weeks
- Training can be tailored to your needs
List of New York Truck Driving Schools . . .
Al Sorano’s Professional Driving School
Americana Driving School
Atlantic Coast Driver Training
Brown’s Auto Driving School
Commercial Driver Training – Hurley
Commercial Driver Training – West Babylon
Dutchess School of Driving
Elegant Driving School
Ferrari Driving School – Astoria
Ferrari Driving School – Bronx
Ferrari Driving School – Brooklyn
Ferrari Driving School – Long Island City
Heritage Auto School
L & M Commercial Driving School
National Tractor Trailer School – Buffalo
National Tractor Trailer School – Liverpool
National Vocational School
Northside Driving School
Queens Trucking School – Astoria
Queens Trucking School – Corona
Safe Starter Driving School
SAGE Truck Driving School – Endicott
SAGE Truck Driving School – Mohawk Valley Community College
Sunny Truck Driving School
Totally Cool Driving
Truckar Driving School
Will one of these cheap or free alternates New York Truck Driving Schools work for you?
- Employer Training. A huge percentage of New York CDL holders got their Skills training through their employer. Example: an excavation company - the new guy rides along with the old-timer who is a New York CDL holder. Once you obtain your New York CDL Temporary Permit, YOU can drive the vehicle, with the "old-timer" New York CDL holder in the passenger seat to gain experience to pass YOUR skills tests. Most employers want as many of their employees as possible to have a New York CDL - using the company vehicle for the skills test if the official skills tester doesn't provide a test vehicle for an additional fee (offered in many locations).
- A Friend or Relative with a New York CDL. If you have a friend or relative with a New York CDL, you can often go out with them in exchange for helping them with their loads, to obtain your on-the-road experience to pass your skills tests.
- New York School Districts often provide the New York School Bus CDL skills training for their prospective employees - especially those who already have their New York CDL Temporary Permit.
Advantages of CHEAP alternative New York CDL skills training
- No tuition - DIRT CHEAP!
- A more "relaxed" environment
- No scheduling problems