35 Old Skokie Rd.
Park City, IL 60085

Telephone: (847) 360-1616
Fax: (847) 360-1661 info@cdlkotra.com

Training Overview

  • The CDL training is combination of classroom instructions, observation and behind the wheel practice. The program familiarizes students with tractor-trailer systems and components. Students learn to conduct an efficient pre-trip inspection in accordance with CDL requirements and become proficient in troubleshooting minor mechanical problems. Students also learn to couple and uncouple a tractor-trailer unit and develop the backing skills necessary to pass the Commercial Driver’s License CDL test. The focus of the course is on the safe and proper handling of semi tractor-trailers, both in restricted areas and on public streets and highways. Students are exposed to many different driving situations, such as two-lane roads and expressways.

CDL drivers must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age to drive a commercial motor vehicle across state lines, carry hazardous materials or transport any passengers. 
  • Certify that they do not have more than one driver’s license, and that their driving privileges are not suspended, revoked, canceled or disqualified. 
  • Certify that they meet the medical requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations or that they are not subject to the regulations.

CDL Class A
160 HRS / 4 Weeks Program

CDL Class A Advanced
240 HRS / 6 Weeks Program

Refresh Course:
40 HRS / 1 Week

How Much Can Truck Drivers Make?
 Student truck drivers earn $41,000 a year on average. CDL truck drivers can expect to earn $66,000 a year on average. OTR CDL truck drivers earn the most, with salaries averaging $82,000 a year. Team truck drivers earn an average of $71,000 each per year.
Contact US
(847) 360-1616  
35 Old Skokie Rd.
Park City, IL 60085

From Hwy 41 North take exit Washington St. (East) and on the ramp turn sharply to the right onto Old Skokie Rd. First building (Kotra) on the left hand side.
From Hwy 41 South take exit Washington St. (East) and on the light take a right onto Old Skokie Rd, First building (Kotra) left hand side.