Thank you for all of your good training and your help. It really helped a lot.
Capital CDL Training at was a great experience for me. I learned a lot in a short period of time and was successful thanks to Tom, a great instructor.
I started training at 6 am and we went over everything from pre trip to driving the tuck we took lunch at noon and went to take the test around 1pm. Now if you just listen to the instructor and do what he say then you will go home with your CDL. It took me a lil over 3 mo. to fine a driving job but I did it and I am driving local. I would like to say thanks to you Tom and Randy I'm so happy I found your company keep up the good work!
This is a small company that's big on service. They fit your needs and definitely help you obtain your CDL. Randy was super energetic, very motivating and best of all – he knew his stuff and how to deliver the message.
Thanks for helping me obtain my goal in receiving my CDL!
Richard was the instructor for my training. When I arrived he started immediately with working through what was required to pass the CDL A with air brakes test.
- The Pre-Trip Inspection, including the Air Brakes test
- The skills test (backing the truck, offset backing and 90-degree dock backing (Richard knows how to make this work, just listen and learn))
- The Road Test
Richard is known at the testing facility and is respected there. They are used to seeing the equipment and are familiar with its' operation.
A couple of hints to help.
- Don't watch a bunch of videos about these items, Richard will teach you what you need to know to pass. It is easier to learn than to have to unlearn what you thought you knew and then learn it again.
- Summertime – Take water with you, it is a long day and you want to stay hydrated because you have a lot of talking to get through the Pre-Trip.
- If you are not familiar with some of the components, try to get their names down, "slack adjuster", "leaf spring hanger", etc..
- There are 3 items that can NOT have aftermarket welds—— wheels, frame, leaf spring hanger.
I arrived at 8 AM, we went until lunch and took 30 minutes off, left for the test at 1:20 PM, arrived at the testing facility about 1:45 PM, waited a couple minutes, filled out paperwork, then the three tests in the order listed above, done with license at 4:40 PM, back to the training facility and left at 5:05 PM.
At the end of the day, I did the three tests Richard 's way and passed.
I was very skeptical of this, Could I really learn everything I need to in ONE DAY? I knew I could back up a trailer, but I was not confident at all with the maneuvers themselves. As it turns out, as long as I paid attention to my trainer, I could pass this in ONE DAY. I didnt have to take off 6 weeks of work, and pay thousands of dollars for this. I did my training in Strafford, Mo and my trainer was Cody. He did a great job, none of the tiptoeing around with him. If he saw me doing something wrong, he would let me know, so I could correct it. Thank you Capital CDL Training.
I was little intimidated by my instructor in the beginning, as we got started immediately without even an introduction. But once we got started, and I understood his method of training and he realized that I was going to be good student, it was smooth sailing. My instructor was very thorough, teaching me every detail that I would need to pass my CDL skills test, at which I was successful in my first attempt. My advice for future students is to be ready to soak up ALOT of knowledge in a short amount of time about the pretrip inspection. My only suggestion for the trainer would be send out a study guide for all of the “sets” and “add ons” for part identification prior to training day. Otherwise, I am very satisfied with my experience and would highly recommend.
I was pretty nervous about the testing, I had been for quite a while but I had heard a lot of good things about Capital CDL. Particularly the value of the service.
side note: I spoke with a few other people at the testing site. They just did a 4 week course with another CDL trainer, their cost was significantly higher and the majority of them failed.
If you have a basic understanding of a truck and trailer you will pass the skills testing. Bill (in Jefferson City) has a method that is easy to digest. If you follow his rabbit trail it will lead you to a rabbit hole of opportunity.
I took my test in Willow Springs MO, the instructor is very helpful and informative!