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Tri-C Truck Driving Academy 

The Tri-C Truck Driving Academy is unique. Unlike many other truck driving schools, Tri-C offers  small class sizes, which allow us to give individualized attention during training. Furthermore, all of our trucks have been completely redesigned to enhance student safety and learning as we ensure our students train in a safe and healthy environment.

160 hours of classroom and hands-on training and testing provides instruction in driver safety, transporting cargo safety, air brakes, combination vehicles, tank vehicles, and hazardous materials. Training includes pre-trip vehicle inspection, vehicle control, and on-road driving (required for skills testing).

We also introduce students to the new CSA methodology for scoring carriers and drivers, where any safety violations are organized into the seven BASICs.

This program is licensed by the Ohio Department of Public Safety as a CDL Driver Training School.


  • Standard of the industry equipment 
  • Eaton autoshift transmission
  • 10-speed manual transmission
  • Eaton's VORAD® Collision Avoidance Radar
  • Extremely small classes

Course Outline:

  • 40 Hours classroom instruction
  • 10 Hours CDL permit testing preparation
  • 40 Hours minimum actual behind the wheel that is a combination of skills training (maneuverability) and road training.
  • 70 Hours of combined time spent observing skills, working on the Pre-Trip Inspection that is required to pass the State CDL test, plus the actual CDL State Test itself.  
 Requirements for Enrollment:
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must possess a valid Ohio Driver’s license
  • You must pass a DOT Physical/Drug Screen

 Cost of the CDL-A Program is $5495.00 and includes - 

  • CDL Learners Permit
  • DOT Physical and Drug Screen
  • Classroom materials
  • CDL Test
  • CDL License upon passing State testing

 Classes held at the Truck Driving Academy located at
 the Heritage Business Park in Euclid, Ohio. 

 Job placement assistance is available.

How to reach us

Please Read CDL Program Application
and Frequently Asked Questions:

CDL Program Application

Frequently Asked Questions &
Funding Sources

Evaluation Appointments:
De'Lon Ford
Program Assistant

Ian Wilson
Program Manager II

Andrea Hare
Office Assistant II

To see a list of current classes, enrollment procedures and tuition cost, please view the CDL-A webpage.

View the current Workforce Schedule

Program Video

Classes are held at:

Heritage Business Park
23555 Euclid Avenue, Suite 105
Euclid, OH 44117

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday by Appointment

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