How Much Does it Cost to Get a CDL?

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Truck driving school costs and CDL fees will vary by the school options you choose and where you live, but the total cost is typically between $3,000 and $7,000.

Read more about what determines the cost, and more importantly, how you can pay for that cost — including a way you don’t have to!

What variables affect truck driving school costs?

Here are a few:

  • How comprehensive the program is — the amount of driving time, range time and classroom time
  • Reputation and job placement record — look for quality, not just low cost
  • Lodging and amenities — some schools include lodging in the cost if the school isn’t close enough to commute from home
  • Equipment options — auto-only options are growing in popularity within the industry

The cost of the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) itself differs by state, with fees typically assessed for the road test, the license itself (Class A, B, C, etc.) and any endorsements you may have (e.g. hazmat, doubles, etc.). Consult your Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office for specifics.

Paying your truck driving school costs

There are a few different ways to cover the cost of truck driving school (including paying your own way).

One of the ways Andale Ready Mix is different than other local companies is that we believe in building our community that’s we have a CDL Apprenticeship Training program.


One of the ways Andale Ready Mix is different is other local companies is that we believe in building our community that’s we offer a paid CDL Apprenticeship Training program.

CDL Apprenticeship Training Program – paid five-week course

Andale Ready mix offers a paid CDL Apprenticeship Training (CAT) course at our Wichita, Ks location . This option is available to individuals who currently have a commercial learner’s permit from their state of residence or to select highly motivated individuals .

How does the CAT program work?

  • Paid on-the-job training
  • Training held in Wichita, Ks
  • Permit assistance is offered to select individuals; it is a prospective driver’s responsibility to obtain a permit before attending training
  • Trained in automated transmission trucks
  • Upon completion of the course candidate will take the Commercial Driver’s License Class A skills test at our Wichita facility
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