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CDL Training

Custom Made Products has been helping individuals get their CDL licenses for over 19 years,
with over 6,500 satisfied customers.

Important things to know before you call us:

We offer training for 3 types of CDL licenses:

Class A

Tractor and trailer license. Cost is $300. There are 3 written tests to take for this license:

  • General Knowledge
    must be less than 6 months old
  • Combination
    must be less than 90 days old
  • Airbrakes
    must be less than 90 days old

Class B

Tractor with no trailer (e.g. straight truck). Cost is $250. There are 2 written tests to take for this license:

  • General Knowledge
    must be less than 6 months old
  • Airbrakes
    must be less than 90 days old

Class D-1

Farmer's license (can only haul farm products within 150 air miles from the farm). Cost is $200. There is 1 written test to take for this license:

  • General Knowledge
    must be less than 6 months old

Please refer to the Iowa DOT's website with any question about the different types of licenses and their requirements and limitations. www.iowadot.gov »

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How our training works

Once you have your written tests passed and the learner's permit obtained, give us a call to set up an appointment. We train Mondays through Fridays in the mornings. Your training slot with us will depend on when your scheduled drive time is with the DOT. We will take care of setting up your time with the DOT for you, but keep in mind that the DOT is potentially booked up to a month in advance.

Our focus in the training is to get you through the DOT's driving test. You will train and test in our truck (pictured above), which is a single axle day cab automatic transmission with a 24' grain trailer or van trailer. Our trainer will instruct you in these areas:

  • Pre-Trip Inspection (card provided)
  • Skills
  • Driving
  • Backing
  • Parking
  • Route that you will drive with the DOT examiner

Our trainer will stay with you through the entire process and answer any questions that you may have. Training is done right in the parking lot of the DOT in Fort Dodge when the weather is nice, and in our heated shop in Humboldt during the winter.

If you would like to stay in a hotel in conjunction with your training, we do have an arrangement with the Days Inn in Fort Dodge. Let us know ahead of time so that we can make the reservation for you. The cost for 1-2 people is $58.00 per night.

Locations

Custom Made Products

1410 10th Avenue North
Humboldt, Iowa 50548

DOT in Fort Dodge

2313 1st Avenue South
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

Days Inn Fort Dodge

3040 5th Avenue
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

Our Locations

Our Locations

We are a proud dealer representing the following manufacturers…

Art's Way
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Degelman
Durabilt
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G&A
Garfield Equipment
Hoelsher Inc.
Holcomb Scraper, Inc.
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