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If you wanna hit the open road as a truck driver with college credit you can transfer, then Unmudl's CNM Class A Commercial Driver’s License course is for you.
According to the Department of Workforce Solutions, CDL is number two for “Industries with the Most Online Job Postings” and the “Occupations with the Most Online Job Postings” month over month. Getting your commercial driver’s license makes you part of an industry that moves the lifeblood of the US economy. A commercial driver's license (CDL) is a license that allows you to drive large, heavy, or placarded hazardous material vehicles in commerce in the United States. A valid commercial driver's license is required to operate numerous different types of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). Employers actively seek CDL drivers who hold A, B, or C CDL license classes.
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What is a Class A CDL?

A CDL Class A is required to operate any vehicle that weighs 26,001 or more pounds, carries 16 or more passengers, or is designed for hazardous materials. You can drive the following vehicles with a Class A CDL license:

  • Tractor-trailers 
  • Truck and trailer combinations 
  • Tank vehicles Livestock carriers
  • Flatbeds 

Requirements for a Commercial Drivers License, more commonly referred to as a CDL, differ from state to state. But first, it is recommended that you have a regular driver’s license for a couple of years so you can get your Commercial Learner’s Permit.

Once you have your Commercial Learner’s Permit, you can begin your training to get your CDL.

CDL license requirements

  • You must be at least 21 years old (at least 18 years of age to drive intrastate)
  • Fill out the CDL application for your state and pay the required money. 
  • Verify your identity and Social Security number (depending on your state's regulations). 
  • Pass a vision examination Pass. After passing, a Commercial Learner's Permit will be granted (CLP).You must wait at least 14 days before scheduling your CDL road skills exam.
  • A pre-trip inspection must be passed. 
  • Pass the driving and road skills tests (you must bring your on-the-road vehicle).
  • Pay the fees for your new CDL after passing (optionally, submit a 10-Year Record Check if you've held a driver's license in a state or jurisdiction different than the one where you're seeking your CDL).
A commercial Driver showing his CDL license
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How to choose between courses to receive your CDL 

When choosing between courses to receive your CDL, it’s important to ask yourself a few questions: 

  • Do you want a range of companies to choose from when deciding where to work when you graduate? 
  • Do you want college credit in addition to your CDL? 
  • Do you want on-the-road experience in multiple pieces of training? 
  • Do you want a lower-cost program than other options in New Mexico?
  • Do you want flexible scheduling options? 
  • Do you need help paying for the course? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the Unmudl CNM course is your perfect match. 

Unmudl CNM’s Class A Commercial Driver’s License

Unmudl has brought 4 weeks of accelerated CDL class A training based on the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration requirements. including airbrakes, vehicle inspection, manual transmission, backing skills, over-the-road driving with assistance in obtaining your Commercial Learner’s Permit. 

Here's why your best pick for getting your CDL is through Unmudl CNM.

Eligible for College credit transfer

If you want to hit the open road as a truck driver with college credit that you can transfer to any Unmudl Community College, then Unmudl CNM’s Class A Commercial Driver’s License course is for you. 

Hands-on, on-the-road training

CDL Class A training based on the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration requirements of hands-on training & in-person driving and testing including airbrakes, vehicle inspection, manual transmission, backing skills, over-the-road driving.

Get your license in a short time

Take this accelerated CDL training and earn your license in as little as 4 weeks! A new course begins every 4-6 weeks so there is plenty of opportunities to take advantage of the training. Class hours include 30 hours per week.

Cost-effective training with Tuition Assistance available

This training program is reasonably affordable with plenty of Tuition Assistance opportunities available for learners.100% funding is available for New Mexico Residents. This is an approved program, and WIOA funding is also available to eligible individuals.

Flexible Schedule 

This course consists of an 18-hour online classes module which also includes in-person on-road training. But the online schedule for theory will help you in theory instruction to prepare them for the written exams at the MVD. 

Additionally, We’ve also laid out in the table below what our Central New Mexico college’s training looks like, to give you a picture of what this course entails. Have a look:

Table of comparison between Unmudl CDL & Phoenix Truck Driving School
Table of comparison between Unmudl CDL & Phoenix Truck Driving School

Salary of Class A Commercial Driver

According to U.S bureau of Labor statistics, The average starting salary is $40k, and there are thousands of jobs available in this growing industry. 

Hit the open road as a commercial driver with accelerated CDL class A training

Class A Commercial Driver’s License

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Employers hiring out of our Class A CDL license

The employers hiring out of Unmudl CNM’s Class A Commercial Driver’s License Course include Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Swift Transportation, Werner Enterprises, City of Albuquerque, and Roadrunner Food Bank.

Conclusion

Read more about the features and logistics below. Still, have questions about why Unmudl CNM is the best choice? Reach out to Annalise Jaramillo at workforce@cnm.edu or 505-224-5206.

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