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At a Glance

Our Truck Driver certificate workforce training program qualifies you to operate different types of commercial trucks and tractor trailers for a CDL-A license.

Approx. Number of Hours:


Program Cost:**

$5,500 includes fees for DOT physical, drug & permit tests

Est. Hourly Wage:*

$19-20 per hour tractor trailer; $16-22 per hour light truck & delivery van

Min. Occupational Requirements:

18 years old or older; valid MD driver’s license; pass drug screening

Commercial Truck Driver Job Overview


Local drivers may provide daily service for a specific route while other drivers make intercity and interstate deliveries that take longer and may vary from job to job. Long-distance heavy truck and tractor-trailer drivers spend most of their working time behind the wheel but may load or unload their cargo after arriving at their final destination.  

Truck drivers frequently travel at night, on holidays and weekends to avoid traffic delays and deliver cargo on time. 

Financial Assistance

There’s more than $150,000 in funding available to help pay for short-term job training. Up to 90% of costs may be covered to complete this training program.

Licensure/certification earned

Upon successful completion of this training and the MVA written and driving tests administered during class, a MD CDL-A license will be awarded. 


TRA-062 CDL Class A, Classroom, Learner Permit and Pre-Trip Introduction

TRA-063 CDL Class A, Maneuvers and Road Skills Basics

TRA-064 CDL Class A, Road and Advanced Road Skills Basics


Additional Information & Program Requirements

Although no prior experience with trucks is required to enroll in the CDL program, students must meet driver qualifications set forth by the Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety and pass the physical examination requirements established by the Department of Transportation. Students must: 

  • Be 18 years of age or older (for intrastate driving) or 21 years of age or older (for interstate driving)
  • Possess a valid non-provisional driver’s license and safe driving record (no more than three points on your driving record and maintain zero points for drug or alcohol violations)
  • Communicate in the English language sufficiently, as required by the US DOT
  • Successfully complete a DOT physical, which cannot expire during the training period
  • Successfully pass a DOT federal drug screen before moving to the road portion of training
  • Register with the FMCSA Clearinghouse and be willing to participate in random drug and/or alcohol testing at the discretion of program instructors or administrators

Interested in enrolling?

Contact our Continuing Education Office (Room A115) if you have any questions or concerns.

410-386-8100 |

*Wages are based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only. 

**Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks and related materials, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees or prerequisite courses.