Class B CDL Program
Date: 7/1/2021 - 6/30/2022
This program prepares municipal employees to take and pass the state Commercial Driver’s License Class B written examination and road test. The program will be conducted by the New England Tractor Trailer Training School (NETTTS).
Module 1 (Twenty hours) – Formal classroom training designed to prepare an individual to drive commercial vehicles safely and pass the written CDL-B permit test. Students will learn general knowledge and air brakes systems. Included in this preparation are safety practices such as: observation of following distances, vehicle speed, weather conditions and driving strategies, as well as, preventative maintenance requirements for commercial vehicles. Students will also meet requirements for entry level driver training (ELDT).
Module 2 (Forty hours) – Included in this section are various observation and performing maneuvers the student will need to master to pass the state road test, such as: straight backing, alley docking, parallel sight side and blind side backing maneuvers. The student will continue by observation and practice maneuvering a commercial vehicle on city streets, highways, and rural roads. Additionally, participants will perform and perfect their ability in pre-trip inspection techniques, and maneuvering a commercial vehicle through the required backing maneuvers.
Who Should Attend
Municipal employees who want to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License.
Classes are offered Saturday and Sunday 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM. New programs begin every month.
32 Field Road, Somers, CT 06071
Tuition and Fees
$2645 Tuition Fee (DOT Physical & Drug Testing Included)
$50 Permit Fee (Paid to RMV)
$125 Road Test Fee (Paid to NETTTS)
Registration is only open to current municipal employees. Municipal employees wishing to obtain their CDL-B license should:
1. Register online (using the "Registration" tab above) and submit payment. The registrant will receive a registration confirmation. In addition to the $2,345 (Paid to NETTTS), other costs include $55.00 DOT Physical (Paid to NETTTS); $38.00 Drug Test (Paid to NETTTS); $125.00 Road Test Fee (Paid to NETTTS); and $50 Permit Fee (Paid to the DMV).
2. Once registered, a NETTTS representative will contact the student to arrange payment of $2,345 and to set up an initial screening interview to ascertain that there are no barriers to obtaining this license. Typical CDL training barriers include a poor driving record (i.e. DUI) or failing a drug test. The employee should arrive at the interview with a check for $93 made out to NETTTS. The interview, DOT physical, and drug test will take place at the same time, at the agreed upon NETTTS site.
If the participant IS eligible for this program after the initial screening interview, the student will pay the full tuition directly to NETTTS.
3. Once initial interview is passed and tuition is paid in full, the NETTTS representative will schedule the student for the appropriate classes with a timetable agreeable to the employee and supervisor.
4. The student will pay the $50.00 Permit Fee directly to the DMV when they take the permit exam at the DMV.
5. Once the student is ready to take their road test, the student will pay the $125.00 Road Test Fee to NETTTS who will make the arrangements for the road test.
$2,345 Payable to NETTTS
If you are having trouble registering, please email email@example.com or call (413) 545-2604 for assistance.
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