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What is a CDL-A License?

A Class A CDL is the only Commercial Driver’s License that lets you drive vehicles weighing more than 26,001 pounds, including towed vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds, and to operate across state lines. You must be 21 years of age or over to obtain an interstate Class A CDL.


  • Tractor-
  • Truck & tractor combos
  • Tractor-trailer buses
  • Tanker
  • Livestock
  • Commercial flatbed trucks

A Real Life Change

No more worrying about paying the bills or putting food on the table. CRST has given me the dignity and purpose my life was lacking. Finally, I'm proud to tell my kids what I do for a living. It’s not always an easy job – but it’s an important one.


There are countless reasons to get your CDL-A. Here are a few...

I came home to my last eviction notice.

It was the worst day of my life, and it’s also when I made the best decision of my life to stop banging my head against the wall and start over as a truck driver. I did CRST's training and had a job in my hands the day I graduated.

I became a driver for three simple reasons.

They are Nicolas, Martina and Sofia. When I come home, I'm proud that I can provide for them. I'm ahead of my bills because of CRST's generous pay and benefits. Now, I can put money away for all of our futures.

I've put 2 kids through college and I'm looking forward to retirement.

I've also paid off my mortgage. And my wife and I are thinking about becoming a team so we can retire sooner. Driving is a hard job, sure, but it's a stable provider. Even in tough times, we still get bills paid and earn. I didn't want to drive a taxi, and CRST was a far better choice for me.

After graduating high school, I knew college wasn't for me.

I'd heard so many horror stories about going into debt over tuition and I certainly didn't have the money to pay for it myself. The decision to join CRST was one of the best I ever made. My first year really catapulted my driving career and now I mentor the next generation of drivers.

Hear What CRST Alumni Have to Say

I was out 28 days with my trainer, who was great, and now I’m tackling co-driving with my new partner. It was a solid, sometimes scary learning experience, but I learned from each mistake and now I’m a better driver for it.


Why get your CDL-A with CRST?

The CRST Driving Experience

Attend one of our trusted programs to earn your CDL-A and have a guaranteed job upon completion in as little as four weeks. Learn from experienced CRST truckers and enjoy comforts like room and board with Wi-Fi, movie room and coffee, of course. With our unique blend of classroom learning and hands-on training, you’ll be well prepared for your first drive.

Safety First

We focus on getting you trained well and earning fast. Driving a 53-foot trailer is an awe inspiring career change, but rest assured that our operations team is here to support you and always has your safety in mind. Our best-in-class safety program puts the decision to shut-down in your hands, should you ever feel outside your comfort zone. You’re never out there alone.