Truck Driving School Rules and Policies

The school is required by its licensure to maintain a number of academic policies and other operational policies. This benefits our students by assuring them of the high quality of education we provide and the fair and ethical way in which we work with them.

Below are just two of the major policies that are included in our Course Catalogs for the National Truck Driving School and our National Training Earth Movers School. You may download a copy of any of our course catalogs for review, including these policies, by clicking on the course links below:

Picture representing a student studying at home through distance educationMinimum Entry-Level Requirements for Truck Driving School

  • You are 21 years old to drive interstate.
  • You can speak, read and write English well enough to do your job.
  • You can drive a truck safely.
  • You can pass the D.O.T. physical examination.
  • You have an up‐to‐date Commercial Driver’s License.
  • You have passed a D.O.T. written examination on the driver’s regulations.
  • You have filled out a detailed job application form.
  • You have a good driving record.

Key Rules and Policies for Students in our CDL School

  1. The school will make a prompt refund, if any refund is due, within thirty (30) days of cancellation. A full refund will be made promptly if the student is not accepted by the school.
  2. If a student is unable to pass a D.O.T. (Department of Transportation) physical examination and is ineligible to drive under the provisions set forth by the U. S. Department of Transportation, all tuition paid by the student will be refunded. The student must send to the school a copy of proof of physical failure from a licensed Medical Examiner. This physical failure notice must be received by the School within thirty (30) days from the date of enrollment or else the school will consider the physical has been passed and no refunds will be made. The student authorizes National to use his or her name and/or picture in any future promotional material the School may produce. The promotional materials are in the form of print, video, broadcast and electronic format.
  3. If the school is unable to continue training at the Resident School for reasons beyond its control such as, but not limited to, hurricanes, floods, extreme weather conditions, fire, flood, etc., then the school reserves the right to suspend training at the Resident Site(s) affected for a period not to exceed 120 days. If any student is affected by this clause, the student may return to the Resident School and take the complete Resident Training at no additional tuition charge.
  4. The vast majority of National students enrolled in this training should successfully graduate after completing the Resident Training. However, the school may find it necessary to give additional Resident Training time to the student. Therefore, every student agrees to take additional training, up to 10 additional hours, if the school finds it necessary. There will be no additional tuition for this training, and the student will be assigned to a future Resident Training makeup class. The date will be selected by the school. The 10 hour additional training must be completed no later than sixty (60) days from the last attended class date.
  5. The School’s resources are always available to past graduates for “Refresher” sessions of training. These services are scheduled through the Resident Training Director and will be scheduled at the discretion and availability by the Director. Refresher training will only be provided to graduates of the actual program they graduated. The School will provide refresher training on a “by the day” basis. The School’s charges to the graduate will be on an actual cost basis. Refresher training costs do fluctuate based on a number of economic factors. Contact the Resident Training Director, with your specific needs, for a current quote. Active military, that trained and graduated during their military service, may require refresher training upon military separation. If needed, military graduates will be afforded ample refresher training, at no additional charge, provided refresher training is completed no later than 60 days after their military separation date.
  6. Rules, regulations and policies of the school regarding attendance and conduct during Resident Training shall be given to the student upon arrival for Resident Training. Failure to abide with the foregoing rules, regulations and policies may mean dismissal and resultant loss of training.
  7. The student at completion of Resident Training must meet all requirements and be able to satisfactorily demonstrate all equipment and academic skills set forth in the U. S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Pocketbook to obtain a Certificate of Road Test and Certification of Written Examination, Graduation Certificate, and the Florida CDL Manual for Truck and Bus Drivers.
  8. Students understand their driving record may be investigated by potential employers.
  9. Student’s signature on the enrollment contract acknowledges training has begun when notified of acceptance by the school.
  10. The student agrees to attend Resident Training for any necessary hours during any 24 hour period.
  11. The student must successfully complete the Resident Training phase in order to graduate and receive the Certificate of Completion and be eligible for the CDL third‐party skills test which is administered by the School.
  12. It is the policy of the school to assign work‐study projects to be completed by the student during the evening hours while attending Resident Training.
  13. ALL TRAVEL EXPENSES AND ARRANGEMENTS (TO AND FROM THE RESIDENT SCHOOL) SHALL BE PAID BY THE STUDENT. Costs for food, lodging, pre‐employment mandatory substance abuse testing and personal necessities while at Resident Training shall be paid by the student. It is the student’s responsibility to make their own selection and reservations for their lodging. The School sets no restrictions on where the student secures food and lodging.
  14. Students must have a valid Operator’s License that you have held within the last year, when reporting for Resident Training. All students must possess a Class A CDL Permit to attend resident training at the truck driving school. Students are advised that the cost of the written exam, skills tests or any other fees are to be incurred and paid by the student and are not covered by the tuition paid to the school. The student understands that they must be a “Florida Resident” in order to apply for a Florida CDL Class A License.
  15. The student hereby authorizes the School to give potential employers and authorized governmental authorities’ access to the student’s records upon request, in compliance with the Buckley Amendment.
  16. Unless otherwise directed by the Home Office in writing, all correspondence, inquiries, payments and other matters relating to this program made by the student shall be directed to:
Picture of a fleet of trucks on display at a recent job fair at the National Truck Driving School

National Training, Inc.

188 College Drive P. O. Box 65789

Orange Park, Florida 32065-5789

Picture of a fleet of trucks on display at a recent job fair at the National Truck Driving School
National Training, Inc.188 College Drive P. O. Box 65789Orange Park, Florida 32065-5789

Other Policies and Rules are located in our Catalogs, including those listed below. To learn more about these, please refer to the catalog for the program in which you are interested.

Additional Policies and Rules Covered in Catalogs:

Cover of a 2016 School Catalog for the National Truck Driving School

  • Equal Opportunity
  • Privacy Rights
  • Admissions Requirements and Procedures
  • Information Disclosure Statement
  • Student Enrollment Procedure
  • Previous and Transfer Credit Policy
  • Student Standards of Satisfactory Progress, Grading, and Termination
  • Cancellation, Settlement, and Tuition Refund Policy
  • Tuition Financing
  • Resident Training Policies and Procedures
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Counseling and Student Grievance Procedures
  • Drug Prevention Program

For complete details about our policies and procedures, please refer to our course catalogs, which can be previewed or downloaded as PDF format files. Simply click on the catalog for the program below which interests you.

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