Custom Made Products has been helping individuals get their CDL licenses for over 18 years, with over 5,500 satisfied customers.
Important things to know before you call us:
We offer training for 3 types of CDL licenses. Class A, Class B, and Class D-1.
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
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 Tuesdays 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. In most cases, we can get you trained and tested in the same day.
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:
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 $52.00 per night.