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Knight CDL Academy

Knight’s CDL Academy Classes are instructed by experienced drivers who are committed to helping you establish a successful driving career. Your training will include in-class sessions, range training, and hands on highway driving.  Our academy classrooms are set up to maximize student comfort and include state-of-the-art audio / visual technology. Our outdoor driving ranges are strategically formulated to develop proficient driving skills.

Before attending our CDL school, be prepared for previous employment verifications, background checks (criminal and driving record), and drug screens.

After obtaining your CDL, industry leading over the road training with a qualified mentor will be available to help you develop a long-lasting career. Knight mentors are hand selected and possess vast experience and industry knowledge that will better prepare you for the road ahead.

CDL School Training with Knight

Small Classes

2-3 Weeks Long

Advanced Technology

Prepare to Get Your Class A CDL Permit

Study up before your CDL exam with these resources! The CDL test is a written exam taken at the DMV, applicants take the General Knowledge, Air Brakes and Combination test portions.

The DMV requires proof that the applicant is medically qualified. Before they will allow you to test, you must obtain a DOT Physical from any doctor (residents of Idaho are not required to have physical)

CDL Timeline

Choose Knight CDL Academy & Complete Application

Prospective students can pre-qualify for CDL school on our Knight website.

Get Started

Pass Permit Test

A recruiter will guide you through the process of studying for the permit test and answer any questions you may have about Knight's CDL school. The DMV will require that you are medically qualified and have obtained a DOT Physical from any doctor (residents of Iowa are not required to have a physical if operating in excepted interstate commerce).

Free Practice Test

CDL School

At the Knight Academy, you will learn all applicable driving facets that will enable you to obtain your CDL and set you on the road to success at Knight Transportation.

Academy Course Time: Between 2-3 weeks


Graduate CDL School & Get Hired

Students are hired after they graduate the CDL training program and obtain their CDL A. They must also attend Knight's Driver Qualification Process (DQP), and pass a physical and drug test before being hired.

This process may take up to one week.

Hit the Road

After graduating CDL school, you will go over the road with a Knight Mentor and get real-world experience.

2-4 weeks minimum (contact your recruiter for additional details)  

Get Your Own Truck

After graduating CDL school and completing your OTR training with a mentor, you will begin driving solo. 

Up to 6 weeks long. 

30k Miles

This takes roughly 12-15 weeks to achieve. 

Become a Mentor!

80k miles Once you complete 80k miles and meet a few other qualifications, you may apply to become a driver mentor!

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to learn more about Knight Driver CDL Training?

Call us at 1-888-4KNIGHT

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