Commercial Driving

6-week Accelerated CDL Program

Looking to start a career in truck driving? Hawkeye's 6-week Accelerated Truck Driving program is a self-paced, accelerated program designed for working adults to train for a career that offers freedom, stability, and competitive pay. You progress through the program as you master the content. 

The program will focus on developing safe driving skills in backing, turning, and driving on rural and suburban roads.

Students will train using a variety of techniques including:

Upon completion, students will take their DOT skills and driving tests to obtain their class A CDL.

Date Classes start every other Monday
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Days Meets daily

Varied class times.

  • Morning 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Afternoon 1:00-5:00pm
  • Evening 5:00-9:00pm
Location Classroom, virtual driving training, and driving training will be held at Hawkeye's Regional Transportation Training Center.
Cost $3,499 - Program is not eligible for federal student aid, but may be eligible for other financial assistance.

Admission Requirements

Prior to starting, you must pass and pay for a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical and pre-employment drug screen. You must also pass the General Knowledge, Air Brakes, and Combination test at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and obtain your Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) permit. It needed, the truck driving program staff will assist you in obtaining a Class A CDL permit during the first week of class.

Starting Wages and Career Opportunities

Graduates can find employment in a variety of areas including:

  • truck driver
  • spotter
  • shag driver
  • freight agent

Normal pay for truck drivers is $40,120 per year.*

This career is expected to grow by 11% over the next 10 years.*

*Source: Career Coach

Questions? Need Help Getting Started?

Call 319-296-4290, email Business and Community Education, or complete the form below. Hawkeye Business and Community Education will contact you to answer your questions and help you get started.

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