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ACDLI PROGRAM OUTLINE 

The ARES CDL Institute presents a comprehensive 180-hour program that seamlessly integrates classroom instruction with practical driving training. This four-week schedule is meticulously designed, encompassing introductory sessions, specialized courses in restrictive driving, on-road training, and final preparations, culminating in a comprehensive final exam. Our students undergo a balanced approach, honing both theoretical knowledge and hands-on driving skills, ensuring they are well-prepared for a successful career in commercial truck driving.
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WEEK #1:

INTRODUCTION TO DRIVING

Students will begin learning the basics of commercial truck driving in an classroom group setting. Students must complete chapters 1-16 of learning as required by the FMCSA.

Exams:
  • Theory Quiz (Pass: 80%)

  • Driving Assessment (Pass: 80%)

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WEEK #2:

RESTRICTIVE COURSE DRIVING

Students will complete chapters 17-24 of classroom teaching and application practice. Qualified students will be eligible to begin on-road driving in a closed course environment

Exams:
  • Theory Exam (Pass: 80%)

  • Driving Assessment (Pass: 80%)

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WEEK #3:

ON-ROAD TRAINING

Students will complete chapters 25-27 of classroom teaching and application practice. and closed course training, students will be eligible to begin on-road driving training

Exams:
  • Course Quiz (Pass: 80%)

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WEEK #4:

FINAL PREPARATIONS

Students will complete chapters 28-32 of classroom teaching and their 100 hours of on-road training to be eligible for the final exam. Additionally, they will spend the final week learning about the trucking industry, business skills, and career options.

Exams:
  • Final Exam (Pass: 80%)

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