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CDL Classes in Akron, Ohio

Freedom and stability don’t always go hand-in-hand. However, there is one career that can give you both while you explore the wide open spaces of America from coast to coast AND earn a fantastic income.** Sound familiar? You can go to truck driving school to become a commercial truck driver! Want to know more? Embark on your new career with the Driver Resource Center’s nationwide network of certified training schools, such as MTC Truck Driver Training in Akron, Ohio.

Quality truck drivers keep the American economy moving and thriving, which means it’s a field that will always be in demand. But the recent pandemic has created a shortage of well-trained drivers, so carriers are paying higher salaries. That means there is no better time than now to begin your CDL training in Akron.***

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Whether you need CDL training for one person or many, Driver Resource Center’s network of CDL schools can help with your fleet driver training needs. Customizable training is available on automatic and manual transmission trucks. Learn More

CDL Classes in Akron, Ohio

When you begin CDL training classes at MTC Truck Driver Training in Akron, OH, you’ll find yourself in an amazing program with almost 30 years of know-how. Founded in 1993 and with more than 50,000 graduates, MTC’s instructors train you to be a confident and safe truck driver in just 4 short weeks. Using a proven method combining classroom instruction and hands-on experience, MTC offers incredible value. As a member of the Driver Resource Center’s school network, you will receive a stellar education in Akron beyond just industry standards and feel well-positioned to work for quality carriers across the country. Our goal is to provide an affordable education with little to no upfront costs. With the help of tuition assistance and grants it is even possible to get Free CDL Training.

Why Choose MTC Truck Driver Training?

At MTC, you’ll find a level of commitment second to none. MTC is dedicated to your safety and education in addition to being a great resource for job placement. And that’s just the beginning. In fact, many national trucking companies are so confident in the quality of our training that students often obtain sponsorships or job offers upon enrollment! No experience is necessary to get started. All you need is the drive to succeed. Curious about what type of information your will learn in CDL school, get a head start by taking our free Ohio cdl practice test.

Need to know more about why MTC should be your choice for getting a CDL in Akron, Ohio.

Low tuition costs. *Free truck driver training is available with grants, tuition assistance and more.

Starting salaries average $69,000 - $85,000.*

3-4 week training time.

Our Career Specialists will help you find a job.

Experienced instructors with an average of 15 years of Class A real world driving experience.

Lifetime career assistance.

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government. Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill. https://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/Trademark_Terms_of_Use.asp   **Pay information based on ATA Compensation Study. ***Driver demand based on ATA report Report.

When you’re ready to start your CDL classes in Akron with MTC Truck Driver Training, you can apply online or reach out at


We will answer all your questions, including helping you discover if grants are available to cover the cost of tuition.

CDL Requirements in Ohio

After finishing your CDL training at MTC, you’ll be ready to begin your trucking career with a quality carrier. But first, you’ll need to apply for your CDL in Akron, OH. You’ll have to meet the necessary requirements to be certified in Ohio as a commercial truck driver, including:

  • Pass required skills test.
  • Have your Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) for at least 14 days before taking the CDL test. (No permit is required to enroll. We will help you get your permit as part of the training.) Getting your CLP requires you to:
    • Pass the written knowledge test.
    • Provide 1 document proving legal residency in the U.S.
    • Submit a review of your driving record.
    • Present valid Medical Examiner’s certificate.
  • Have a valid Ohio driver’s license.
  • Read, write and speak English.
  • Be at least 18 years old. (21 to operate out of state.)

Frequently Asked Questions About CDL School Akron, Ohio

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Akron, OH 44312

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