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CDL Lessons & Theory

Cross Road CDL Academy offers a cohort based training program designed to prepare students to successfully obtain a commercial driver’s license issued by the state of Louisiana. Cross Road offers training options to prepare students to obtain a Class A CDL and Class B CDL.

Class A CDL applies only to “combination” vehicles with a Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) of more than 26,000 pounds, and the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is more than 10,000 pounds. A driver with a Class A CDL (plus any appropriate endorsements) can also operate all vehicles included in Class B, C, and D.


The Class A program consists of 160 hours of training over 4 weeks. Classroom work and behind-the- wheel training help students develop their commercial driving skills. Each CDL training course allows students to learn the necessary skills, knowledge, and practical experience to pursue a successful career as a truck driver. Obtaining a Class A CDL license will prepare students for entry level truck driving positions.


Class B CDL is the second heaviest weight class, with commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) weighing more than 26,001 pounds and trailers weighing less than 10,000 pounds. A Class B CDL gives drivers more opportunities for local and flexible truck driving jobs in areas like construction, shipping, and public transit.


The Class B program is 2 weeks, which includes 80 hours of theory knowledge, pre-trip inspection, in cab inspections, air brakes, driving and other advanced driving techniques.  

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