CDL Training

You can stop by our office or give us a call today to speak with a recruiter!

* Training & Testing Team *

Ryan Lester – Recruiting & CDL Training Director P: (540)769-8140

Chris Hudson – Driver Recruiting & Training Coordinator P: (540)769-8122

Chad Ray – On the road training instructor

John Abbott – CDL 3rd party Tester

CDL CLASS DATES:

AUGUST 1ST (Full Class – Pre Trip, Backing & Driving)

AUGUST 4th (Passenger Endorsement)

AUGUST 29TH (Full Class – Pre Trip, Backing & Driving)

SEPTEMBER 1ST (Passenger Endorsement)

SEPTEMBER 19TH (Full Class – Pre Trip, Backing & Driving)

SEPTEMBER 22ND (Passenger Endorsement)

CDL Training

     Abbott Bus Lines is now offering CDL training. Our training program will help those that do not currently hold a CDL. Training will consist of 3-4 weeks of in-house classroom, range skill and road skill testing.

        Candidates who wish to join our team would need to meet the following criteria.

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Clean background
  • Clean driving record
  • Complete a DOT Drug & Alcohol screen
  • Complete a DOT Physical

If you have any questions or would like more information about joining, please feel free to reach out to Ryan Lester (P) 540-876-0289 or fill out the contact form on the Career page.

FEBRUARY 7TH CDL CHANGES

ELDT Regulations

FMCSA’s Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations set the baseline for training requirements for entry-level drivers. This applies to those seeking to:

  • Obtain a Class A or Class B CDL for the first time;
  • Upgrade an existing Class B CDL to a Class A CDL; or
  • Obtain a school bus (S), passenger (P), or hazardous materials (H) endorsement for the first time.

The ELDT regulations are not retroactive; individuals who were issued a CDL or an S, P, or H endorsement prior to February 7, 2022 are not required to complete training for the respective CDL or endorsement.

If an applicant who obtained a CLP prior to February 7, 2022, and obtains a CDL before the CLP or renewed CLP expires, the applicant is not subject to the ELDT requirements.

Any individual who meets one of the exceptions for taking a skills test in 49 CFR Part 383 is also exempt from the ELDT requirements. 

About the Training Provider Registry

The FMCSA Training Provider Registry retains a record of which CDL applicants have completed the new training and certification process outlined in the Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations.

For more information about the ELDT regulations and the Training Provider registry, visit https://tpr.fmcsa.dot.gov.

The ELDT regulations and the Training Provider Registry were mandated under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The ELDT final rule was based, in part, on consensus recommendations from the Agency’s Entry-Level Driver Training Advisory Committee (ELDTAC), a negotiated rulemaking committee that held a series of meetings in 2015.

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