160 hr CDL schools how many hrs a day do you spend in a truck

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by caliro, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. caliro

    caliro Bobtail Member

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    Is it more than an hour and the rest is spent idling and watching other people do stuff?

    please tell me its more than an hour a day

    I had a second thoughts about joining a $1,500 1 hour a day behind the wheel for 4 weeks CDL School,
    3 shots to pass, and 300 fo more shots
    simply because maybe that wont get me hired anywhere.
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2018
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  3. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    At the school I went to it was 40 hours in class. The next 3 weeks were 8 hour days split between 3 students. So I got about 40 hours or so in the drivers seat.
     
  4. caliro

    caliro Bobtail Member

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    so it was about 2 and a half hours a day?
    can anyone tell me how it is like in swift academy

    the 1,500 school is 20 hours total but you are only there 1 hour a day driving and maneuvering all fo yourself,
     
  5. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    You can do without the crude asking a simple question.
     
  6. caliro

    caliro Bobtail Member

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  7. plankton

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    I don’t know if there’s a standard for time behind the wheel in a 160 hr program. Its been some years ago but I would guess that I got about 35-40 hours total, on the road plus on the range. Some students who were struggling got more range time, so it depends.
     
  8. Young_Gun

    Young_Gun Light Load Member

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    Why can't you spell "for"? You obviously have spell checker... why not just make that extra "effort" and press the letter R? Sorry.. just a pet peeve.
     
  9. Last Time Around

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    $300 for more opportunities to pass??? this sounds like the school benefits by not teaching you.

    I don't have much experience with schools other than place I took my refresher. I wasn't worried about passing the tests.... but before I put up money, I had a commitment from school, that if they refresh me on everything, they will guarantee me a pass.... Not a wink wink pass, I mean.... but they teach me til I get it right and teach me the current updated Correct way, and that I pass....I didn't want to give money to a school and not be refreshed up to current regs.... In the end, the only real thing that had changed was logging and a bit more indepth pre trip....
     
  10. speedyk

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    Look around for a school with an empty class in the schedule, it does happen, esp around holidays. Mine held one just for me, answer was "all the hours".
     
  11. shoe128

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    Building a bridge and get over it
     
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