CDL Training Program

Commercial Truck Driver Training in Maine

Commercial Driver’s License A

CDL A Driver Training

NTI’s nationally renowned truck driving training is designed to teach students safe operation of trucks and a working knowledge of the industry and its regulations. This real world training consists of behind-the-wheel practice at our driver training yard as well as driving in all country and city environments.

NTI’s CDL A Program is a five week (200 hours) day course, Monday through Thursday, or a 10-week weekend course, Saturday and Sunday.

Student Testimonial Video

Course work includes:

  • Pre-Trip Inspection
  • Truck Engines, Transmissions
  • CDL Exam Preparation
  • Trucking Industry Overview
  • Rules of the Road
  • Log Books and Trip Planning

Off-Road Instruction

  • Pre-Trip Inspection
  • Straight Backing
  • Alley Docking
  • Parallel Parking
  • Drop and Hook

Road Driving Instruction

  • City, Highway, and Country Driving
  • Shifting, Lane Changing, and Speed Control
  • CDL Skills Preparation Tests

Endorsements: Air Brakes, Hazardous Materials, Tanker, Doubles/Triples

What is the Difference between a Class A and Class B License?

Class A and Class B differ primarily in their weight restrictions. Below is a break-down of the difference, as well as the endorsements available.

Restrictions

Class A:
Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, provided the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds; holders of subclass A licenses may, with any appropriate endorsements and/or permits, operate all vehicles within sub-classes B and C.

Locations

Northeast Technical Institute

51 US Route 1, Suite K
Scarborough, ME 04074
Phone: (207) 883-5130 | Fax: (207) 883-6048

From 95 Heading North
95 North to Exit 45 (South Portland, Maine Mall);
Straight through toll;
Stay straight about 1 mile, do not exit any roads;
At 1st set of lights, go right. That is Route 1 North and South (Also Main Street);
Continue straight for about 1 mile;
Nonesuch River Plaza is located on the right.
Enter through the front right door.
From 95 Heading South
95 South to Exit 45 (Maine Mall, South Portland);
Follow directions above starting with “straight through toll”

From 295 Heading South
295 south through Portland;
Take exit 2 (Scarborough/Old Orchard);
Still a 2 lane highway;
Take exit 1, Main Street, South Portland;
Follow to 1st intersection;
Right at lights (see Howard Johnson’s on Left);
Now you’re on Main Street which is also Rt. 1, South;
Continue straight for about 1 mile;
Nonesuch River Plaza is located on the right.
Enter through the front right door.


Northeast Technical Institute

1010 Stillwater Ave.
Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: (207) 848-3888 | Fax: (207) 848-3999

From 95 Heading South
From I 95 South, Hogan Road Exit (exit #187) – Turn right off the exit ramp onto Hogan Road. Go straight through lights until Hogan Road meets Stillwater Avenue (approximately .75 mi.) and turn right at the light (Stillwater Ave.) Take first left onto Kitterage Road and we are next to Weight Watchers in the Plaza to your right.

From I 95 North
Hogan Road Exit (exit #187) – Turn left off the exit ramp onto Hogan Road. Go straight through lights until Hogan Road meets Stillwater Avenue (approximately .75 mi.) and turn right at the light (Stillwater Ave.) Take first left onto Kitterage Road and we are next to Weight Watchers in the Plaza to your right.

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