Free CDL A TRAINING & CERTIFICATION PROGRAM in DENVER, CO
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Give yourself the competitive edge in a variety of careers with free CDL A training and certification from CrossPurpose in partnership with Carter Truck Driving Academy. Your free Class A CDL training will take place over four weeks in an offsite training program conducted by a leading Denver truck driving school. Certified transportation specialists are in high demand in Colorado and throughout the United States. Additionally, a large number of jobs in industries such as construction and waste collection often require CDL A certification. You will leave your CDL A training and certification program equipped with the skills you need to begin working in a variety of commercial transportation positions.
Why Enroll in Free CDL A Training and Certification?
There are more than one million open trucking positions currently open in the United States. These jobs are vital to our economy and to the transportation of the resources we all need. Supply line shortages and delivery delays in recent years have shown just how important that trucking is to our communities. As such, CDL-certified drivers have their pick of a variety of over-the-road, local, long-haul, and freight hauling jobs.
CrossPurpose, in partnership with Carter Truck Driving Academy, equips you with the skills you need to obtain a Class A CDL license. It is one of the most needed qualifications in the trucking industry at this time. Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers can make a median salary of $23 per hour, with many companies offering incentives and hiring bonuses to fill in their employment gaps. Because of the demand, trucking is a career opportunity with stability, multiple scheduling options and a variety of driving opportunities. It is an excellent job for independent, motivated individuals.
About Our Free CDL A Training Program
The CrossPurpose CDL A training program includes a three-week personal and professional development course that will position you for success in your role as a CDL truck driver. You will leave the course equipped with important skills that will make you a leading candidate in any job application process. We provide this addition to your CDL A training free of charge. Your training sessions include:
Your training session include
- Resume building
- Financial health and literacy
- Mindset growth
- Customer relations
- Writing personal brand and goal statements
- Public speaking
- Team building
- Conflict resolution
- Tech and digital skills
- Sharing your story
- And much more!
Upon Course Completion
Upon completion of your personal development program, you will transition to the next phase of your free CDL certification. Drivers attending CDL training will be taught by experts in the transportation field and receive training via a simulator and driving in the field. Your daily schedule will combine new skills and focus on daily areas of improvement. You will learn the same tactics taught in defensive driving courses, as well. Through this program, you will learn how to be a safe, vigilant driver with the expertise needed to perform
your job as a CDL-certified driver.
At the end of your CDL free training, you will be ready to:
- Transport different types of goods and deliver freight
- Perform inspections before and after trips
- Perform equipment diagnosis to troubleshoot problems with mechanical systems
- Unload cased products from trailers
- Be in compliance with all DOT CDL requirements
- Follow appropriate safety regulations and procedures
- Maintain logs of vehicle repair status and working hours
- Manage proof of delivery paperwork from customers
- And more!
What You Can Do with Certification
Your Class A CDL certification allows you to haul freight using a variety of DOT-approved heavy duty trucks and combination vehicles and trailers. You will be certified to drive vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds and over and haul trailers 10,000 pounds and over. A Class A certification allows drivers to cross state lines to deliver goods and utilize the interstate travel system in a commercial capacity. You can also add endorsements to your license such as hazmat transportation or other specialized hauls. Many companies will even pay for these endorsements for qualified, reliable employees and even some new hires who already have a CDL certification. (Please note that Class B CDL free training is not offered at this time through CrossPurpose.)
Your opportunities as a CDL-certified driver include, but are not limited to:
- Truck Driver
- Bus Driver
- Material Mover
- Water Transport Worker
- CDL Driver
- Delivery Driver
- And more!
“This program has given me the opportunity, education and skills to be successful at accomplishing my goals and obtaining the career I’ve always dreamed of. I currently work as a CDL driver with Navajo Express. I look forward to the future as my experience grows and my horizons broaden with nothing but blue skies and open road ahead of me.”
Class Schedule: First 3 Weeks
- Monday-Thursday, 9am – 1pm
- Wednesday evenings from 6pm – 8pm for class participation with other students.
Upon starting your CDL Skill Track:
- 2-3 weeks of free CDL training in Denver.
After completing your training, you will be on your way to becoming CDL-certified Colorado truck driver
- 3-year clean driving record (get a copy of driving record from DMV )
- Need to take DOT physical
- Pass the written test prior to enrolling in training
- Clean UA
- 6th grade reading and math levels
CDL training can be extremely expensive for individuals who do not have the benefit of company-paid CDL training. It can also be nearly impossible to apply for a CDL position without already holding the certification, which means that the chances of receiving on-the-job training and company-paid CDL licensure are low. Finding free CDL training in Denver, CO — or anywhere else is also notoriously difficult.
CrossPurpose Class A CDL certification is completely free. In fact, you could even be paid a small stipend to attend! CrossPurpose understands that there are many barriers that can prevent people from finding stable, long-term employment. We work to help eliminate challenges such as high tuition and lengthy programs so you can get trained and get to work fast. We do not think that income or socioeconomic status should bar you from achieving a career in the trucking industry. You will be supplied with the materials and instruction you need to succeed at no cost to you. This will allow you to get a true headstart on your goals without being saddled with education debt or trapping you in a years-long program that delays your ability to support yourself with your career.
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FAQs About the Free CDL A Training
Does CrossPurpose offer free CDL training near me?
CrossPurpose offers free CDL training in Denver, CO. If you are outside of the Denver area, give us a call. We may be able to connect you with similar resources in your area of Colorado.
What basic qualifications do I need to join the free CDL program?
- Clean driving record for at least 3 years
- Clean UA — this is a drug-free role
- Pass the DOT physical
When can I get started?
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Does CrossPurpose provide job search assistance?
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