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CDL Training Courses 2024

In Person Courses

160 Hour Four Week CVTA Certified Class A CDL Course 

The Class A CDL tractor trailer training course consists of 160 hours of classroom instruction, yard maneuvers, and on the road driving experience. This course is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in the trucking industry and meets transportation standards for individuals to enter the industry as an entry level professional driver. The course meets standards from the FMCSA’s Entry Level Driver Training and is accredited through the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA). Course meets Monday through Friday from 8am – 4:30pm for four consecutive weeks. Students will leave this program with a Class A CDL Without any restrictions. All trucks are manual transmissions. 

  • June 24th, 2024 – July 19th, 2024
  • July 22nd, 2024 – August 16th, 2024
  • August 19th, 2024 – September 13th, 2024
  • September 16th, 2024 – October 11th, 2024
  • October 14th, 2024 – November 8th, 2024
  • November 11th, 2024 – December 6th, 2024
  • December 9th, 2024 – January 3rd, 2025
  • January 6th, 2025 – January 31st, 2025
  • February 3rd, 2025 – February 28th, 2025
  • March 3rd, 2025 – March 28th, 2025
  • March 31st, 2025 – April 25th, 2025
  • April 28th, 2025 – May 23rd, 2025
  • May 26th, 2025 – June 20th, 2025
  • June 23rd, 2025 – July 18th, 2025
  • July 21st, 2025 – August 15th, 2025
  • August 18th, 2025 – September 12th, 2025
  • September 15th, 2025 – October 10th, 2025
  • October 13th, 2025 – November 7th, 2025
  • November 10th, 2025 – December 5th, 2025
  • December 8th, 2025 – January 2nd, 2026


Electrical Lineman Course

Introducing our Electrical Line Technician Program, a comprehensive training journey designed to prepare individuals for success in the dynamic field of line technology. Over 16 weeks and 640 hours, students will gain hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge in various aspects of electrical line work.

Highlights include:

  • Comprehensive Line Technician Training covering safety protocols, electrical theory, equipment handling, and pole climbing techniques.
  • Integration of Heavy Equipment Operation training, including backhoes, loaders, dozers, and excavators, enhancing career opportunities.
  • Specialized Training in log truck loaders and knuckle boom cranes for niche job roles.
  • Thorough Digger Derrick and Bucket Truck Training for real-world scenarios.
  • Class A CDL Training to equip students with mobility skills for commercial vehicle operation.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities including the Midwest’s first outdoor and indoor pole climbing facility.

Prepare for a rewarding career with us!

  • August 19th, 2024 – December 6th, 2024
  • November 11th, 2024 – February 28th, 2025
  • February 3rd, 2025 – May 23rd, 2025
  • April 28th, 2025 – August 15th, 2025
  • July 21st, 2025 – November 7th, 2025


B to A Upgrade CVTA Certified CDL Course

Do you have a Class B CDL and are looking to Upgrade to a Class A? If so this is the class for you! The Class B to A CDL tractor trailer training course consists of 160 or 40  hours of classroom instruction, yard maneuvers, and on the road driving experience depending on if students want the one week or four week course. This course is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in the trucking industry and meets transportation standards for individuals to enter the industry as an entry level professional driver. The course meets standards from the FMCSA’s Entry Level Driver Training and is accredited through the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA).

Course meets Monday through Friday from 8am – 4:30pm for four consecutive weeks. Students will leave this program with a Class A CDL Without any restrictions. All trucks are manual transmissions.

  • June 24th, 2024 – July 19th, 2024
  • July 22nd, 2024 – August 16th, 2024
  • August 19th, 2024 – September 13th, 2024
  • September 16th, 2024 – October 11th, 2024
  • October 14th, 2024 – November 8th, 2024
  • November 11th, 2024 – December 6th, 2024
  • December 9th, 2024 – January 3rd, 2025
  • January 6th, 2025 – January 31st, 2025
  • February 3rd, 2025 – February 28th, 2025
  • March 3rd, 2025 – March 28th, 2025
  • March 31st, 2025 – April 25th, 2025
  • April 28th, 2025 – May 23rd, 2025
  • May 26th, 2025 – June 20th, 2025
  • June 23rd, 2025 – July 18th, 2025
  • July 21st, 2025 – August 15th, 2025
  • August 18th, 2025 – September 12th, 2025
  • September 15th, 2025 – October 10th, 2025
  • October 13th, 2025 – November 7th, 2025
  • November 10th, 2025 – December 5th, 2025
  • December 8th, 2025 – January 2nd, 2026


Class B CDL 40 Hour Straight Truck Course 

One week Class B CDL with air brake. Course includes license to drive dump truck, straight truck, road commission truck, utility vehicle and any Class B approved vehicle (Class includes 40 hours of classroom instruction, yard maneuvers, and on the road driving experience)

  • July 8th, 2024 – July 12th, 2024
  • July 22nd, 2024 – July 26th, 2024
  • August 5th, 2024 – August 9th, 2024
  • August 19th, 2024 – August 23rd, 2024
  • September 3rd, 2024 – September 6th, 2024
  • September 16th, 2024 – September 20th, 2024
  • September 30th, 2024 – October 4th, 2024
  • October 14th, 2024 – October 18th, 2024
  • October 28th, 2024 – November 1st, 2024
  • November 11th, 2024 – November 15th, 2024
  • November 25th, 2024 – November 29th, 2024
  • December 9th, 2024 – December 13th, 2024
  • December 23rd, 2024 – December 27th, 2024
  • January 6th, 2025 – January 10th, 2025
  • January 20th, 2025 – January 24th, 2025
  • February 3rd, 2025 – February 7th, 2025
  • February 17th, 2025 – February 21st, 2025
  • March 3rd, 2025 – March 7th, 2025
  • March 17th, 2025 – March 21st, 2025
  • March 31st, 2025 – April 4th, 2025
  • April 14th, 2025 – April 18th, 2025
  • April 28th, 2025 – May 2nd, 2025
  • May 12th, 2025 – May 16th, 2025
  • May 26th, 2025 – May 30th, 2025
  • June 9th, 2025 – June 13th, 2025
  • June 23rd, 2025 – June 27th, 2025
  • July 7th, 2025 – July 11th, 2025
  • July 21st, 2025 – July 25th, 2025
  • August 4th, 2025 – August 8th, 2025
  • August 18th, 2025 – August 22nd, 2025
  • September 1st, 2025 – September 5th, 2025
  • September 15th, 2025 – September 19th, 2025
  • September 29th, 2025 – October 3rd, 2025
  • October 13th, 2025 – October 17th, 2025
  • October 27th, 2025 – October 31st, 2025
  • November 10th, 2025 – November 14th, 2025
  • November 24th, 2025 – November 28th, 2025
  • December 8th, 2025 – December 12th, 2025
  • December 22nd, 2025 – December 26th, 2025


Class A CDL 40 Hour Restriction Removal Course

This 40-hour course is designed to assist individuals holding a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a restriction, enabling them to expand their driving privileges and opportunities within the commercial transportation industry. Students will engage in a comprehensive curriculum that covers essential topics, practical skills, and regulatory requirements necessary to successfully remove restrictions from their Class A CDL.

  • July 8th, 2024 – July 12th, 2024
  • July 22nd, 2024 – July 26th, 2024
  • August 5th, 2024 – August 9th, 2024
  • August 19th, 2024 – August 23rd, 2024
  • September 3rd, 2024 – September 6th, 2024
  • September 16th, 2024 – September 20th, 2024
  • September 30th, 2024 – October 4th, 2024
  • October 14th, 2024 – October 18th, 2024
  • October 28th, 2024 – November 1st, 2024
  • November 11th, 2024 – November 15th, 2024
  • November 25th, 2024 – November 29th, 2024
  • December 9th, 2024 – December 13th, 2024
  • December 23rd, 2024 – December 27th, 2024
  • January 6th, 2025 – January 10th, 2025
  • February 3rd, 2025 – February 7th, 2025
  • March 3rd, 2025 – March 7th, 2025
  • March 31st, 2025 – April 4th, 2025
  • April 28th, 2025 – May 2nd, 2025
  • May 26th, 2025 – May 30th, 2025
  • June 23rd, 2025 – June 27th, 2025
  • July 21st, 2025 – July 25th, 2025
  • August 18th, 2025 – August 22nd, 2025
  • September 15th, 2025 – September 19th, 2025
  • October 13th, 2025 – October 17th, 2025
  • November 10th, 2025 – November 14th, 2025
  • December 8th, 2025 – December 12th, 2025


Class B CDL 40 Hour School Bus/ Passenger Course 

One week school bus Class B CDL with air brake (Course includes passenger and bus endorsement, and license to drive coach, school bus, passenger bus, transit and shuttle bus)

  • July 8th, 2024 – July 12th, 2024
  • July 22nd, 2024 – July 26th, 2024
  • August 5th, 2024 – August 9th, 2024
  • August 19th, 2024 – August 23rd, 2024
  • September 3rd, 2024 – September 6th, 2024
  • September 16th, 2024 – September 20th, 2024
  • September 30th, 2024 – October 4th, 2024
  • October 14th, 2024 – October 18th, 2024
  • October 28th, 2024 – November 1st, 2024
  • November 11th, 2024 – November 15th, 2024
  • November 25th, 2024 – November 29th, 2024
  • December 9th, 2024 – December 13th, 2024
  • December 23rd, 2024 – December 27th, 2024
  • January 6th, 2025 – January 10th, 2025
  • February 3rd, 2025 – February 7th, 2025
  • March 3rd, 2025 – March 7th, 2025
  • March 31st, 2025 – April 4th, 2025
  • April 28th, 2025 – May 2nd, 2025
  • May 26th, 2025 – May 30th, 2025
  • June 23rd, 2025 – June 27th, 2025
  • July 21st, 2025 – July 25th, 2025
  • August 18th, 2025 – August 22nd, 2025
  • September 15th, 2025 – September 19th, 2025
  • October 13th, 2025 – October 17th, 2025
  • November 10th, 2025 – November 14th, 2025
  • December 8th, 2025 – December 12th, 2025


40 Hour Log Truck Forestry Program (Class A CDL Recommended) 

This class is designed for students that are pursuing anything that has to do with the forestry industry. During this course students will learn; Loader (Jamer) Training, Loading and Unloading Truck and Pup Trailer, Lift Axles, Steer axles, Drop axles,18 Speed Training, Maneuvering, Dropping and hooking, Wood Sorts, Forestry Operations, Weight limits/ Axle limits and job placement services.

  • July 8th, 2024 – July 12th, 2024
  • July 22nd, 2024 – July 26th, 2024
  • August 5th, 2024 – August 9th, 2024
  • August 19th, 2024 – August 23rd, 2024
  • September 3rd, 2024 – September 6th, 2024
  • September 16th, 2024 – September 20th, 2024
  • September 30th, 2024 – October 4th, 2024
  • October 14th, 2024 – October 18th, 2024
  • October 28th, 2024 – November 1st, 2024
  • November 11th, 2024 – November 15th, 2024
  • November 25th, 2024 – November 29th, 2024
  • December 9th, 2024 – December 13th, 2024
  • December 23rd, 2024 – December 27th, 2024
  • January 6th, 2025 – January 10th, 2025
  • February 3rd, 2025 – February 7th, 2025
  • March 3rd, 2025 – March 7th, 2025
  • March 31st, 2025 – April 4th, 2025
  • April 28th, 2025 – May 2nd, 2025
  • May 26th, 2025 – May 30th, 2025
  • June 23rd, 2025 – June 27th, 2025
  • July 21st, 2025 – July 25th, 2025
  • August 18th, 2025 – August 22nd, 2025
  • September 15th, 2025 – September 19th, 2025
  • October 13th, 2025 – October 17th, 2025
  • November 10th, 2025 – November 14th, 2025
  • December 8th, 2025 – December 12th, 2025


Class A CDL 40 Hour Refresher Course 

One week Class A CDL refresher course for students that already hold a Class A CDL (Course includes 40 hours of classroom instruction, yard maneuvers, and on the road driving experience)

  • Call for class start dates and availability (906-789-6311)

  • January 6th, 2025 – January 31st, 2025
  • February 3rd, 2025 – February 28th, 2025
  • March 3rd, 2025 – March 28th, 2025
  • March 31st, 2025 – April 25th, 2025
  • April 28th, 2025 – May 23rd, 2025
  • May 26th, 2025 – June 20th, 2025
  • June 23rd, 2025 – July 18th, 2025
  • July 21st, 2025 – August 15th, 2025
  • August 18th, 2025 – September 12th, 2025
  • September 15th, 2025 – October 10th, 2025
  • October 13th, 2025 – November 7th, 2025
  • November 10th, 2025 – December 5th, 2025
  • December 8th, 2025 – January 2nd, 2026
  • January 6th, 2025 – January 10th, 2025
  • February 3rd, 2025 – February 7th, 2025
  • March 3rd, 2025 – March 7th, 2025
  • March 31st, 2025 – April 4th, 2025
  • April 28th, 2025 – May 2nd, 2025
  • May 26th, 2025 – May 30th, 2025
  • June 23rd, 2025 – June 27th, 2025
  • July 21st, 2025 – July 25th, 2025
  • August 18th, 2025 – August 22nd, 2025
  • September 15th, 2025 – September 19th, 2025
  • October 13th, 2025 – October 17th, 2025
  • November 10th, 2025 – November 14th, 2025
  • December 8th, 2025 – December 12th, 2025


Class A CDL Weekend Course

Join our Class A CDL Weekend Course and kickstart your truck driving career! Over eight consecutive weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, you’ll dive into comprehensive training led by experienced instructors. This condensed schedule is designed to accommodate busy lifestyles while providing thorough instruction on operating Class A vehicles. Gain the skills and confidence needed to obtain your CDL and pursue rewarding opportunities in the trucking industry. Don’t let your weekday commitments hold you back – enroll now and take the first step toward a fulfilling career on the road!

Weekends of June 1st through July 20th
Weekends of August 10th through September 28th


*Use of all necessary books and supplies including handouts are included in the cost of tuition.
*All tuition and fees must be paid in full or payment plan set up prior to or on the first full day of class.
*Must be admitted and approved by a Midwest Truck Driving School’s representative.
*Call for any questions or details at 906-789-6311


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Very skilled instructors, school works with you on any skill level and will guide you through everything.
The school was very helpful with teaching things that I didn't know, all the instructors are very friendly and funny.
I’m here for the CDL B class and it’s great the instructor Paul (aka Frenchy) is great and very to the point. Highly recommended
Great school to get your CDL. Frenchy took his time to make sure to answer any questions and took his time teaching what is needed for the pre trip and road test.
Frenchy is an excellent instructor. Very knowledgeable about the trucks and maneuvers. I would recommend this school to anyone that is interested in becoming a commercial driver. The way they care about how you are learning and if you need help they will go out of the way to help in what ever way they possibly can. 5 stars is not enough to leave a review for these guys!
Totally recommended!!! Serious people running the business like professionals. I needed to find a place to do the ELDT Hazardous Materials Training. Amazing training, finished around 2am. When I got to the FL DMV that same day they already had the certificate. Thank you so much for helping me to get my HAZMAT endorsement easy and fast! Scored 100% at the DMV!!
I’m 55 and going back to school for anything was a nightmare.How ever from entering the front doors the office/ Kat…made things I didn’t know how to do much easier then I thought.All of the Instructors had answers to every question I had. I’ve always been a hands on person so taking tests on paper was a huge down fall for me. With all the information and knowledge they have here I past my tests with ease!I still have one more test to take but I’m certain with these instructors behind me I’ll do great!Thank you Midwest truck!
Very good school very in depth information
Great staff ,very helpful, and will help anyone that's struggling on any portion of the course.
Y’all go to this school and I promise you will not be disappointed. The instructors are above and beyond, the atmosphere is very friendly and welcoming. Josh is goated in the ways of teaching.
Having a great time at this school, Dave is a great instructor!
Good course great instructors and easy environment to get the things down that the state tester wants to hear and see during the test.
My experience here at this school was amazing. My instructor Frenchy did such a great job at breaking down the pre trip and teaching me a trick to remember everything that I am supposed to check. He also showed me some really beautiful scenic views while we were out on our drives. I will be recommending this school to anyone that is wanting or thinking about getting their CDL.
Great place to go get your CDL. It honestly didn't feel like a school at all, we all had so much fun and learned everything you need to know to hit the road. I doubt there's a better place out there that even compares to this place. All of the staff was great and very helpful. Kevin was my instructor and was awesome! Thanks Midwest truck driving school! Excited to come back and go through the line school next. Big shout out as well to Josh for taking us climbing and all of the help along the way!
Good time with some great people. 10/10 recommend.
Great place! My instructor Frenchy was awesome! Very informative and knowledgeable!
Midwest truck driving school has given me the tools to pass my CDL B with ease. Frenchy made the experience fun and easy.
Frenchy is my instructor very knowledgeable and very helpful with my CDL experience. Also, an amazing school very helpful people very knowledgeable as well. A very enjoyable school!
Frenchy is an awesome instructor! Awesome atmosphere!! Definitely would recommend!
Small class good teachers fun worth the money
Midwest truck driving school is amazing.. from the secretary’s to the instructors especially Frenchy everyone is very knowledgeable and friendly!!
Frenchy is the best instructor in the Escanaba area, well recommended
Awesome staff, and such a great experience! I have learned so much already and feel so much more confident about driving.
Great place to obtain your CDL! Extremely knowledgeable staff! Thank you Midwest truck driving school!
Enrolled here in pursuit of a career change and I’m beyond impressed. All of the instructors and staff are wonderful and do whatever they can to help you succeed. They leave no stones unturned and do their best to set you up for success.If you’re serious about getting a CDL - your search should end here. Midwest is the best!
Very nice facility, staff is excellent, they will do what is needed to ensure you are comfortable and safe as you get your cdl.
Great school and instructors, highly recommend
Great school and great instructors to make you feel confident
The instructors and staff are very helpful
Instructors were very thorough in teaching everything I needed to know. They were very helpful in pointing out when I did something that wasn't correct.
School is awesome! Very helpful for those who have never driven a manual. They really teach you how to drive truck and everything you need to know to pass your state tests.
Great instructors, learned a lot
Second day of school has been great so far Josh is an excellent teacher and Kat has been very helpful with paperwork
Highly recommend Dennis as an instructor. He was very knowledgeable, patient, and dedicated to helping me succeed as a student. His teaching style was engaging, and he took the time to ensure I understood the material. I've learned so much from him about the industry. If you go to this school, make sure to demand Dennis as an instructor. 5 stars and highly recommended!
One of the best truck driving schools in the nation
Great school and Excellent teacher's they really help you out!!
Response from the owner: Thank you! We're passionate about what we do. 🙂 Let us know if we can ever assist you in your CDL journey in the future!
Midwest Trucking Company is amazing...an everyone is super friendly... Makes you feel like your family or long time friends... The instructors are all willing to help you understand what they teaching inside the classroom an also when your out learning to drive the equipment your in.... All around great people... An I'm the 3 generation to go throw Mid West trucking... My grandpa got his class a license, my father got his class a here an now I am working towards getting my class a licenses...
Response from the owner: Thank you, Shawn! We're happy you're here!
Heard is was an awesome place to learn and my little brother is having a great time taking part in the program.
Great instructors if you put in the effort they will put in the effort!
Midwest trucking is a great place to start!. From instructor to the student(s) teamwork is A+.Highly recommend.
Best trucking school I've ever attended.
Good school, very thorough in the classroom, in the yard, and on the road. Dave was my instructor, he’s helpful and gives you lots of tips throughout the course.
Great instructors with alot of knowledge in the industry.
Frenchy is a great instructor and made it a great experience !!!
Frenchy is awesome, and is a great mentor, and is always looking out for us. Awesome experience and awesome people to work with, and try everything they can to help you succeed!
Frenchy was my instructor and helped me out tremendously. 100% would recommend Midwest truck driving!
Frenchie is a very good instructor. Have had an excellent experience
Great people exclent instructors. Kevin is awesome. Very informative and professional. Everything you need to obtain your CDL
Response from the owner: Thank you, Kurt! It's been a pleasure! 🙂
Great place!! Learned alot. 5 star all day!
Response from the owner: Thanks Mitchell! We'd give you 5 stars too, for being a stellar student!
Great instructors and great environment! All around cool peeps.
Response from the owner: Zack is too cool for school! Awesome job completing your CDL course! Let us know if you ever need any endorsements or anything!
Great place to learn how to drive truck
If you’re looking to take the jump and obtain a CDL I would highly recommend you consider attend Midwest truck driving school, from the in class work to learning how to drive and maneuver a truck and trail all the instructors are very knowledgeable and will answer any questions you have 10/10 would recommend this course for anyone looking to get a class A CDL!
If you are looking for a good school ...
you just found it.... MidwestTruckDrivingSchool
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They'll get you on the road to success!!
Good instructors, good training
Great people! Very knowledgeable and helpful! highly recommended.
I think it’s a very well established company and they are extremely up to date with what it takes to teach truck driving. I highly recommend if your looking to get into truck driving
Mid west truck driving school taught me a lot while getting my cdl. If you have the chance to pick your instructor. Pick Bob. Good ole uncle Bob is the man.
I think this is a very good class and well established.
Great school with very outgoing staff. Everyone at this school is super helpful and willing to help with anything. Will walk you through anything you need help with. They will not leave anyone behind if they are struggling and others are ready to move forward
Great classes I strongly recommend this if your going for CDL very informative and learned a lot thanks to everyone there for all the help 😁
Everyone is awesome, instructors know what they’re talking about and are very informational. Everyone here makes you feel really welcome, nothing but good things to say about this place, I would definitely recommend and come back if I needed to.
Amazing school!!!! The instructors and staff are all awesome people and so helpful! They make sure you leave with your CDL feeling confident and safe. I really enjoyed how they share their own experiences as drivers and all work together to make sure you succeed. I could not have found a better place for my training. They make it fun and enjoyable! Highly recommend choosing Midwest Trucking School! They truly are The Best!!!

Thank you again to all the staff and instructors, miss you guys already!
This an amazing class, I took the class a cdl course threw Midwest truck driving school and I could not be happier. The training is all hands on and your able to better your self quickly as every instructor is right there willing to help you every step of the way. 10/10 This is hands down a amazing educational center, super happy I was able to be a part of it for the short month. Again huge thanks to all the staff.
Very good school would recommend to anyone who would like to get their CDL
Great school very helpful and the people instructing the class are very helpful
Great instructors, good equipment and an awesome time learning to drive a truck in the U.P.
Pretty great school.

I had a great group of co-drivers, even Chase, and we all worked hard to get the most out of the time with our very knowledgeable instructors.

I finished class with a Class A license, doubles, tanker and hazmat endorsements.

I got a good job immediately after applying and test driving with an excavating company down here under the bridge.

Truck 1019 FTW.
Class B 40 hour course and instructors were great. Very informative. Very helpful and willing to work with you.
They are very good at explaining what you need to do to become a truck driver! All the instructors are great and all willing to help you out. I highly recommend them and will tell everyone about them that is looking to go to truck driving school I sure had a great time!
I enjoyed my time spent here! I loved the environment of the group and instructors!! Mac did a great job teaching me the things I needed to know. To the future students enjoy your time here! There all awesome and do a great job teaching you. Make sure to study 🙂
great school lots of great information and gets you prepared for not only the test and for what you might be running into within the trade
Liked the class vary nice people that work here and very helpful
Extremely amazing class, great instructors helping you down to the most tiny problems and helping you correct them, great class, lots of in depth reviewing for items that will encounter you on the road, happier then ever to come to this class!
Best possible experience I could have had everyone was amazing and very knowledgeable thank you for everything!
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