In your first two days of training you can expect to get right to work - in the classroom. There will be a little bit of adjustment for you since most Daly’s students haven’t been in a classroom setting since they finished high school or college.
Your timeline for being ready to pass the permit test is only 2 days. During this time you are also going to be satisfying requirements under Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for entry-level driver training in accordance with 49 CFR 380.503. You will also learn about (and be certified in) "Highway Watch", which has been described as: Homeland Security's program that "uses the skills, experiences and road smarts of America’s transportation workers to help protect this critical infrastructure and the transportation of goods, services and people." This certificate is also a requirement.
Your primary objective, however, during these first few days is to become familiar with the Georgia CDL Manual. As a Class B driver, you will only be required to know two sections of the Georgia CDL: Air Brakes and General Knowledge.
The first items covered in the class room will be General Knowledge and Air Brakes. You will take tests in the classroom, and currently students may also take practice tests after class hours on their home computer by visiting the home page of this website, and clicking on the "students" link. There will be approximately 50 questions on the state permit exam for General Knowlege and 25 questions on Air Brakes. You will take the "permit" test covering general knowlege and air brakes on the third day of schooling at a state testing center.
The pre-trip inspection must be mastered in order to receive your Class B certification. The Pre-Trip inspection that you will be learning at Daly’s will involve a 35 to 45 minute walk-around of your vehicle. You will be going over your truck with a fine tooth comb touching and identifying parts of the vehicle you didn’t know existed.
Your primary concern here will be the safety of the vehicle. Do the brakes work? Are the tires ok? Do you have enough fuel? Et cetera. When you actually take the Georgia CDL test, and begin your pre-trip inspection, you will be so glad you decided to attend Daly's, where the inspection process is thoroughly covered, the way the state examiner expects it done for the test.
During days 4-7, you will mainly be practicing driving and parking. Once you have your permit, you may legally drive with someone who has their Class A or B license. Hence, you will be driving on the school campus, in the city, and on the highway with one of our instructors. In addition, you will be practicing parking - something that will be on the final part of your CDL test. You will learn how to perform an alley dock, a sight side parallel park, a blind side parallel park, and straight line back.
Finally, on day 7, you will take the CDL test administered by the state. We provide the date and time for this. We also make sure the vehicle is available for you. If you have progressed through our tests, you should have no problem passing theirs.
Daly's has a very low teacher to student ratios (about 4 to 1) which really gives our students the advantage over other Georgia CDL schools who have no class size limits and start a class every week.
Full-Time (7a.m. - 4:30p.m. M-F) for 7 days.
Part-Time (7a.m. - 4:30p.m. Sat. & Sun.) for 7 days.