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Professional CDL Training Program

Central States Safety & Driver Training’s Professional CDL Training Program meets and exceeds the requirements set forth in the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Regulations (FMCSR) for Entry-Level Driver Training as required by 49 CFR 380.503. The Professional CDL Training Program also follows standards set by the Professional Truck Drivers Institute(PTDI)  These standards set requirements for classroom, lab and behind-the-wheel driving times.

Classroom instruction focuses on fundamental basics needed to become a professional driver. Topics range from basic vehicle operation to whistle blower protections.

Labs are hands on training for the driver enabling them to conduct a proper pre-trip, en-route, and post trip (DVIR) inspections, proper hooking and unhooking procedures, sliding of tandems and fifth wheels.

Behind-the-wheel training is just that.  Driver trainees will learn how to maneuver a tractor-trailer around tight corners, make proper lane changes, and drive in traffic. They also will learn and become proficient in backing and docking.

At the end of this training, Central States Safety and Driver Training will administer the necessary CDL Skills tests for the driver trainee to get their CDL License.

A major part of all instruction within this program deals with safety and professionalism of the driver.

Entrance Requirements

  • Must have a valid CDL Learners Permit
  • Must be at least 18 years old.  21 years old if going to drive out of state
  • Have a clean driving record for the last 3 years
  • Must pass a DOT Physical
  • Must pass a drug screen
  • Be a citizen of the United States or legal resident alien
  • Be able to read, write, and speak the English language
  • Be able to understand highway signs, traffic signals, and to respond to law enforcement or other official inquiries

Central States Safety & Driver Training LLC
2019 Ave. F, Kearney NE 68847
Phone: 308-455-3035 / Fax: 308-455-3036


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