Careers & Training

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Join Our Team

We offer a full training program for new drivers, taught on-site, by our staff of licensed trainers .  We offer paid training.

Training Department Hours

Monday- Friday

9:30am to 12:30pm

To Enroll in Our Training Classes for CDL & School Bus Certificate

 You must be at least 25 years old an have at least 3 years driving experience in the United States of America, have a clean driving record, be able to pass a criminal record check & pre-employment drug screen, and Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse query.


We will assist you in obtaining:

  • Your CDL B Permit with the approprite endorsements
  • DOT Physical & Medical Card

FAQs

What if I have recently transferred my license from another state?


If you have EVER held a license in an any other US state beside Massachusetts you will need to obtain a certified CORI and driving record from those states.  This must be submitted with your application to MA RMV for a test date once the training process is coming to completion.  You must have 3 years driving experience in the USA. 


What if I have questions about what I am studying in the CDL Manual?


If you are having difficulty with what you are learning, you can email our Training Department Staff at training@aatransportation.com and one of our trainers will assist you.


How long is the training process?


You will need a total of 60 hours of training and it is broken down by the following:  32 hours of classroom training and 28 hours of on the road driving.  This usually takes approx 6-8 weeks.


What is the "Paid Training"?


We pay $12.75 per hour during the training process.

There are opportunities to earn additional wages while in the training program.


How much does it cost to get my CDL License & School Bus Certificate?


  • A CDL Manual at the RMV costs $10
  • A DOT Physical costs between $70-$105
  • Permit Testing at the RMV: 

                   General Knowledge CDL B Permit $30

                   CDL Endorsements $10 each when taken at the same time as the CDL Permit

                   CDL Endorsements $30 each when taken  after CDL Permit is issued


What if I have my CDL, but need a School Bus Certificate?

 If you have your CDL, but do not have the appropriate endorsements (Passenger, School Bus, Air Brake Endorsements) - you will need to obtain your permit for these.

You will need 40 hours of training to obtain your School Bus Certificate and will test in front of the inspector.


What if I have my School Bus Certificate is expired?


If you still have your active CDL, but your School Bus Certificate has expired within the last  2 years, you will need 8 hours of training to renew. If your School Bus Certificate has expired more than  2 years ago, you will need 40 hours of training and re-test with an Inspector.  


Steps to Obtain CDL Permit

  1. Obtain a CDL Manual & Study Sections 1 through 5 and 10-13                          Visit any Mass Registry of Motor Vehicles or download & print from:   https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2018/05/04/CDL%20Manual_Combined%20File_0318_0518.pdf 


            2. Obtain current DOT Physical dated within 90 days.  Below is a list of locations     

                 that perform DOT Physicals.  (Don't schedule until you are ready to take permit 

                 tests at the MA RMV) 

  • Dr. Mohammad Alhabbal   

                  95 Lincoln Street, Worcester  

                  508-453-3223

  • Reliant Occupational Health   

                 Offices in Auburn & Shrewsbury    

                 508-853-2854                                          

  • Dr. Howard Austrager

                  235 Walnut Street, Framingham 

                 508-620-1585

          If the Medical Long Form is signed off by a Nurse Practitioner, Physicians Assistant     

           or Chiropractor-- a Medical Physician needs to sign the Physical

               

            3.  Go to the Registry of Motor Vehicles to obtain your CDL Class B Permit.  

                 Please use this checklist to prepare for your visit o the RMV:

                 https://www.mass.gov/doc/acceptable-forms-of-identification/download 

                 

Before going to the Mass RMV to take you permit test, we highly recommend visiting the website below.  These sites offer free practice tests to better prepare you for the registry.  Once you are scoring 90% or above on these practice tests, you are ready to head to the registry to take your permit & endorsement tests.

 

You will need to take the following computerized tests based on the manual you            

                  have studied:

  • General Knowledge: 60 Minutes/ 50 Questions 

                         (You will need 40 correct  to pass)     

  • Passenger Endorsement: 20 Minutes/ 20 Questions

                         (You will need 16 correct  to pass)

  • School Bus Endorsement: 20 Minutes/ 25 Questions

                         (You will need 16 correct  to pass)

  • Air Brake Endorsement: 25 Minutes/ 25 Questions

                         (You will need 20 correct  to pass)

          


7D Certificate

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Join Our Team

We offer a full training program for new drivers, taught on-site, by our staff of licensed trainers .  

Training Department Hours

 

Monday- Friday

9:30am to 12:30pm

To Enroll in Our Training Classes for CDL & School Bus Certificate

 You must be at least 25 years old an have at least 3 years driving experience in the United States of America, have a clean driving record, be able to pass a criminal record check & pre-employment drug screen, and Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse query.
We will assist you in obtaining:

  • Your 7D Certificate
  • Begin the application process for employment with us.

Steps to Obtaining 7D Certificate

 

                 [The cost of training is $55.00]

  • Any applicant who has ever resided in another state and has relocated to Massachusetts must include with the application: 

  1. Certified Out-of-State Driving Record within the preceding 90 days of        application submission
  2. Certified Out-of-State Criminal Record Report effective within the preceding 90 days of application.

  • CORI Form: CORI must be filled out completely & notarized

                 CORI must accompany your application.

  •  Medical Requirements: Applicant's medical exam must be conducted

                  within the preceding 90 days of application submission.  Exam form must be 

                  signed by a Medical Doctor.

  • Mail your completed application, medical form, CORI form, and any Out-of-State       
  • Driving Records/ CORI to the address on the application 

             -OR-

  • You can go to the Mass RMV website and access your profile and complete the  application process on line.  The registry will notify you via post mail of your approval to take to the registry office.
  • Once your 7D has been mailed to you- please call to start the application   process.

                    


If you have any questions, please call our offices at 508-791-9100.