Gateway Technical College c/o Eagle Training Services (ETS)
CDL-A Truck Driver Training
CDL Training Cost
5 weeks (200 hrs) Mondays-Friday from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm.
How Many Hours Do Students Spend In The Truck?
How Many Hours Do Students Spend Driving? (Direct Control, Not Observing)
40 hours minimum (20 hours yard + 20 hours OTR)
In The Truck, Are Students Taught As A Group or One-on-One?
Both (Typically one-on-one.)
Instructor to Student Ratio During Driving (Number of Students In The Truck)
Typically 1 instructor to 1 student, though it could be as high as 1 instructor to 4 students
Is The Training Schedule Full-Time or Part-Time?
Is This Training Offered By A Private Program, or Sponsored By A Trucking Company?
Are Grants and Financial Aid Available At This School?
GI Bill and Workforce Investment Act Certified: Applicants may be eligible for assistance under dislocated-worker or other programs available through their county Job Center. Contact your county Job Center for more information. Eagle Training Services is also VA approved for GI Bill/Post 9-11 payments.
Job Placement Assistance Provided?
Successful Job Placement Rate & Related Info
They have relationships w/ over 40 companies. Their students are sought after. ETS vets the potential employers.
What Percentage of Students Graduate This Program?
Grad rate is greater than 95%. If a student fails the test, they provide additional training for free. Eagle Training Services states: "The only reason a student doesn't pass is because they've walked away from the program."
This School Claims to be Certified or Accredited by:
Workforce Investment Act Certified
Additional Information Provided By The School:
ETS states: “All instructors have a minimum of 10 years experience and many have more than 30 years experience. During the behind the wheel instruction the typical instructor ratio is four students per instructor.” “The ETS admissions counselors do not work on commission. ETS receives no fees from potential employers of graduates. A 2-week (80 hour) short program is available for those who want to upgrade from CDL-B to a CDL-A; or for those who have a valid CDL-A and need road skills training.”
Gateway: 262-564-3900 or ETS headquarters: 847-854-3218