Frequently Asked Questions

Do you get paid while in school?

The short answer is no, you will not get paid while you are in school earning your CDL license. You see, there are two different phases to your training. Phase 1 is getting your CDL license. No one in the country pays you during this time. Phase 2 is the training you receive after you get your CDL license and you are on the road with a trainer. During this portion of your training, you will be getting paid $500-$700 per week. Be careful when you are searching online and you see ads that say “Paid Training”. Those companies are referring to Phase 2, not Phase 1.

Contract Training: Is it really free?

The problem with contract training is that they will only pay you $.12-$.20 cents per mile for your first year during your contract term, which will be around $20k in lost wages. Also, there is a reason that they need to sign you to a contract. You will be required to stay out on the road for months at a time with little to no home time.



  • Attend a LICENSED school
  • Work for a reputable company
  • Earn $1300 – $1500 per week
  • The company pays tuition reimbursement
  • Spend 2-3 weeks over the road at a time
  • Have options to work for other companies
  • Train in Florida
  • Get a local job after 6 months experience
  • Non-Compete clause
  • Schools are not licensed by the State (no oversight)
  • Earn reduced wages $400 – $600 per week
  • $20k in lost wages
  • Spend 4+ weeks out over the road
  • Have to travel out of state for training
  • Can get a local job after 1 – 1.5 years depending on terms in the contract

Do you offer financial aid?

In order to receive federal financial aid, a program must be a minimum of 10 weeks long and a minimum of 300 hours. We believe our expedited program of 3 weeks is more beneficial because it gets you to work quicker and start making money faster. If you are able to qualify for our full finance program, we can bring you in the program with no money out of pocket for tuition.

When is your next class?

We start a new class every Monday. We believe in getting you on the road to your new career as quickly as possible.

Do you guarantee me a job?

We don’t have to! We land you a job with a carrier before you ever start our program so there is no guessing if you are going to get a job. You will have a written job offer up front.

Can I get a job where I am home every night?

Typically, local companies require 6 months to a year of OTR experience. We help you find a reputable OTR carrier where you can gain experience and earn good money. Once experienced, we assist in finding local jobs with companies like Frito Lay, Coca Cola, Pepsi, and Budweiser. Initially, expect 1 day home for every 7 days out. After 6 months, we strive to find local jobs with nightly home time, subject to availability.

Do you offer a refresher course?

No we do not. Not many students actually qualify for a refresher course for a couple of reasons.

  • The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) rule went into effect February 7, 2022 which set a baseline for training requirements for entry level drivers. Since it has been longer than a year since you’ve held a CDL, you are considered “entry level”. The ELDT rule states that anyone looking to obtain a commercial license, upgrade an existing commercial license, or obtain endorsements must complete training with a registered training provider where the training is verified with FMCSA prior to taking the CDL exam.
  • Motor Carriers require at least a year and a half experience in the last 3 years in order to be hired on as an experienced driver and not be required to complete a training program.


Medical Marijuana Card: Am I disqualified?

A medical marijuana card does not disqualify you from obtaining a Class A CDL license in Florida or attending Tampa Truck Driving School. However, you’ll need to pass a 5-panel DOT drug screen which tests for THC (marijuana), Cocaine, PCP, Opiates, and Amphetamines. Federal law prohibits failing or refusing a drug screen to drive a tractor-trailer, so being clean is essential for truck drivers.

Tampa Truck Driving School : 6193 Jensen Rd, Tampa, FL 33619