Commercial Driving School
70 Pembroke Road  Suite 3, Concord, NH. 03301                                                                        Call Us at (603) 715-2559

CDL-A       CDL-B

UPGRADE CDL-B to CDL-A

CUSTOM REFRESHER HOURS

WEEKDAYS    or    WEEKENDS

QUALITY JOB LEADS

SMALL STUDENT TO INSTRUCTOR RATIO: 5 to 1

APPROVED VENDOR FOR:     NHworks  WIA                               Massachusetts Unemployment Veteran's Administration GI Bill FEMA                                                  TRADE ACT 

MEMBERS OF:                          CONCORD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ADTSEA                            NHDETA                                             NHMTA     

                                                 

Welcome to NH's only private truck school!


If you are looking for a career change, lost your job or have always wanted to drive large trucks - then come in and see us.
The Transportation Industry is the second largest Industry to the Healthcare Industry.  The constant growth make this a rewarding career choice for people.
From Clothing, Food and Fuel - it all arrived by truck!  Come and join the team.
Be a Transportation Professional.
 
Did you know the FMCSA will soon be making formal CDL training the only way to get your license?  It's coming!  And here at CDS we are glad this will happen so that inexperienced drivers get the safety-sensative instruction to keep our roads safer.

CDL  CLASSIFICATIONS

CDL classifications are based on the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of the vehicle. The followinf class descriptions include a list of the minimum tests required to obtain that class of license in the State of New Hampshire.

  • Class A: Any combination of vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Testing required for a Class A license:
  • General Knowledge CDL written test.
  • Combination Vehicle written test.
  • Air Brakes written test.
  • Pre-Trip Inspection test, Off-Road Skills test and On-Road Skills test in a Class A vehicle.

 

  • Class B: Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 pounds GVWR.
  • Testing required for a Class B license:
  • General Knowledge CDL written test.
  • Air Brakes written test.
  • Pre-Trip Inspection test, Off-Road Skills test and On-Road Skills test in a Class B vehicle.

 

  • Class C: Any single vehicle, or combination of vehicles, that does not meet the definition of Class A or Class B, but is either designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver, is required to be placarded for hazardous materials or meets the definition of a "tank" vehicle.
  • Testing required for a Class C license:
  • General Knowledge CDL written test.
  • Completion of the requirements for one of the following endorsements:
    • Passenger Endorsement.
    • Hazmat Endorsement.
    • Tank Endorsement.