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Knight CDL School Training

Our CDL program is located in Phoenix, AZ to residents across the United States, please reference our info-graphic to see if you are eligible. Unfortunately, our school isn't available to residents of every state; if you are not eligible, there are other CDL schools that are an option for you. If you would like to inquire about the state that you live in, please give us a call.

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At Knight, we provide expert driver training to help our drivers develop a long-lasting career. As a student, you are paired with a trainer who is committed to your success. At Knight, not just anyone can be a trainer – they are hand-selected, with vast industry knowledge and expertise to provide the best training possible to prepare you for the road ahead.

CDL Training with Knight

Small Classes

4-6 Weeks Long

Trainee Salary

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 Combustion 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 Iowa are not required to have physical). 

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Choose Knight CDL School & 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).

Free Practice Test

Get Hired

Students must attend orientation, aka Driver Qualification Process (DQP), and pass a physical and drug test before being hired.

This process may take up to one week.

CDL School

Once hired, you will learn the ins-and-outs of truck driving with Knight Transportation.

3 weeks long. No loan payments are due while enrolled in CDL School.

Graduate CDL School & Hit the Road

After graduating CDL school, you will go over the road with a Knight Trainer and get real-world experience. Additionally, while you are driving the trainer is in the passenger seat giving constant feedback.

Up to 6 weeks long.

Get Your Own Truck

After graduating CDL school and completing your OTR miles with a trainer, you will begin driving solo. Knight gifts you $150.

Up to 6 weeks long. $35 per week loan payment. 

Pay Increase at 30k Miles

Once you drive 30k solo miles you will receive a pay increase and  Knight gifts you $200

15 weeks long. $35 per week loan payment. 

Pay Increase at 60k Miles

Once you drive a total of 60k solo miles, you will receive a pay increase and a gift of $250 from Knight.

15 weeks long. $60 per week loan payment. 

Pay Increase at 90k Miles

Once you drive a total of 90k solo miles, you will receive a pay increase and a gift of $300 from Knight.

15 weeks long. $60 per week loan payment.

Become a Trainer!

Once you complete 90k miles, you are eligible to become a trainer or continue driving solo while OTR.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our CDL training facility is in Phoenix, AZ.

Learn more about Knight Driver CDL Training.

Call us at 1-888-4KNIGHT.