Prime Inc. and MTC Truck Driver Training offer free on-the-job training for commercial driver's licenses. Prime Inc. charges a $155 administrative fee. Both companies provide driving practice with an experienced driver prior to the student sitting for the CDL test. Students must obtain a CDL permit prior to practice driving.
Trucking Careers of America brokers trucking company sponsorships that pay for a student's CDL training. TCM also assists prospective trainees in finding grants for placement in highly rated independent CDL training schools. Trucking Truth provides free online CDL test preparation, including teaching the contents of the manual and providing practice tests.
Trucking companies that offer free or sponsored CDL training typically require trainees to commit to working for the company for a designated period of time after obtaining their licenses.