1519 N 26th Street
Escanaba, MI 49829
Office: 906-789-6311
Online Questions: 906-212-5311
Toll Free: 800-377-5567
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FAQ’s- In Person Classes


  1. How long is the training course?
  2. The Class A CDL training course is four weeks long. The class runs Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm eastern time zone with a lunch in between.
  3. The Class B/ Passenger and school Bus, Class A Refresher and the Class A Restriction Removal course are a One week long Courses.
  4. The B to A Course can be as short as one week or as long as four week depending on past experiences. 
  5. The Class A weekend course are eight weekends that run Saturdays and Sundays.  


  1. Is this certification valid in all states or just Michigan?
  2. A CDL License is valid in all states not just Michigan. The School gets many students from all over the country wanting to get their CDL with us, and upon completing the course they can go back to their home State with their new Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).


  1. How much does the Class A CDL Course cost?
  2. The Class A CDL training program tuition is $4990.


  1. Where do we stay for the duration of the month?
  2. Midwest Truck Driving School has has a number of different hotel options that students can choose from that range from $850-$1100 For the month stays or discounted nightly rates for our week long courses. 


  1. Do you provide transportation to and from the School?
  2. The School helps coordinate transportation for students and has a school car students can sign out and use while they are enrolled at the School. This helps students who come from out of state to have transportation while they’re here.


  1. Are meals provided to us?
  2. Lunch is provided on the first day of class. After that, students can bring their own lunch. Our community has many local restaurants and national fast-food chains that students can utilize.


  1. Do we get paid to go to school?
  2. Some students that are sponsored through their work get paid because their job is requiring it but other that that no, most student are not paid to attend School.


  1. Do you accept Veteran Benefits?
  2. Midwest Truck Driving School is proud to accept all VA Benefits and National Guard tuition assistance and also accepts vocational rehabilitation for veterans who may not have any benefits left they’re able to use.


  1. Does the School Provide Transportation? 
  2. The school has numerous rental cars that students can use during their time here if needed. 




FAQ’s – For Online Classes


  1. How long do the classes take?
  2. The online classes will take anywhere from an hour to five hours to complete.


  1. Is the ELDT Training good in my State?
  2. We work with all 50 states other than Washington.  Washington residents must take a course within their State to receive the HazMat certification.


  1. What if I don’t pass?
  2. If you don’t pass you are able to go through the training material again and test again at no additional charge. Feel free to take the final test as many times as you’d like.


  1. How long do I have to access the training?
  2. You have access to the online classes for 60 days from the date of purchase.


  1. Do I get a certificate once I complete the class?
  2. Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Completion within one business day after completing the online course.


  1. How long does it take before I can go to my Licensing Bureau (DMV) to take my HazMat knowledge written test?
  2. We typically tell students to wait one business day after completing the course to ensure your Licensing Bureau (DMV) received all your information.


  1. Is Midwest Truck Driving School a registered school on the FMCSA’s Training Provider Registry (TPR)?
  2. Yes! Midwest Truck Driving School is an approved CDL training provider through the FMCSA listed on the Training Provider Registry (TPR).


  1. What is ELDT (Entry Level Driver Training)?
  2. Entry-level Driver Training (ELDT) is a program that is designed to provide new commercial drivers with the skills and knowledge they need to operate a commercial vehicle safely and efficiently. ELDT programs typically cover a wide range of topics, including:

    • Vehicle systems and controls
    • Vehicle inspection and maintenance
    • Safe driving techniques
    • Hazardous materials handling
    • Hours of service regulations
    • Basic vehicle operation
    • Basic vehicle control
    • Basic vehicle safety

    ELDT programs may be offered by trucking companies, truck driving schools, or other training organizations, and may be required by state or federal regulations for certain types of commercial drivers. The length and content of ELDT programs can vary, but most programs take several weeks to complete and involve both classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel training.

    The goal of ELDT is to provide new drivers with the knowledge and skills they need to pass the required tests and obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Upon completion of an ELDT program, drivers should have the knowledge and skills they need to begin their career as a commercial driver.


  1. What if I already have my CDL, do I still need ELDT Training for my Hazardous Materials Endorsement? 
  2.  Yes, even through you have a CDL you still have to take an ELDT class to haul hazardous materials safely and get a CDL HazMAt endorsement. Here is a quick link to get started on your HazMat Online ELDT Training Course


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