CDL instructor with student inside the cab of a semi-truck

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) training offers you the skills and experience you need to get a well-paying job after graduation. Six weeks is all it takes to get a CDL license fully endorsed. Learn on the road as you build confidence and gain understanding of the trucking industry and the requirements of safe truck driving.

Classes take place at COD's Addison campus. Assistance is available for Spanish-speaking students. 

The trucking industry continues to see a demand for licensed CDL drivers. Employment opportunities for truck drivers has expanded to include recent graduates with little to no experience. Recruiters from reputable companies are available during class to discuss their employment benefits and open opportunities. Job placement assistance is provided both during the program and after licensing.

Whether you are looking for local, regional, intermodal or just want to hit the open road, the CDL program can help get you there.

Upcoming Start Dates

Classes and exams are held at the College of DuPage Addison Center, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To get started with registration, contact Jim Vegetabile at (630) 942-2275 or email

Careers and Job Placement

The trucking industry is experiencing a significant shortage of licensed drivers. Employment opportunities for truck drivers are expected to grow over the next decade. Active job placement assistance is provided both during the program and after licensing. To date, the CDL program placement rate is 100 percent. During your course, you will meet with many recruiters to discuss employment opportunities and benefits.

Qualified Funding Assistance

Visit to see if you qualify for funding by the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Contact Information

College of DuPage Truck Driving School
301 S. Swift Road, Door 6
Addison, Illinois 60101-1495
(630) 942-2275