Commercial Drivers License Training FAQs

This page will give you some insight to some of the most asked questions. Please note that Star Truck Driving School offers a complete training program. Classes include approximately forty hours of classroom and the remainder of the time is truck time. A full program enables one to acquire your permit, vehicle inspection (pretrip), backing skills, and road test. Star supplies all insurance and vehicles which includes the truck for testing. All vehicle tests are performed at your attending School’s location by an examiner from the Secretary of State. Upon successful completion of your classes and tests with the Secretary of State, a training certificate and license are issued.

How long has Star Truck Driving School been in business?

Star Truck Driving School opened in April of 1992.

What is a permit?

A permit is a series of written tests which Star prepares you for.

What kind of license can I get?

Star trains for Class A and B C.D.L.’s

What is the difference between the A and B license?

Class A allows you to drive a tractor/trailer combination vehicle and a class B enables you to drive a Straight truck.

Do I have to have an Illinois license?

No, however you must reside in Illinois and be able to obtain a permit from the Secretary of State.

What do I need if I want to come to School?

You will need a permit, D.O.T. Physical, and a driving record from the Secretary of State. Star will guide you through this process step by step. All student’s are required by federal law to take a D.O.T. Drug test and are also subject to random drug testing while attending School.

What is a D.O.T. Physical?

It is a physical that is required by federal law, which sets the standards for all driver’s.

How long does it take to complete the program?

It varies depending on which program you choose. Most classes take four weeks, however in some instances you may be done in as little a two weeks.

What are the hours?

Training hours are from 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Note: Office hours are generally 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (or call for special hrs) Monday through Friday. Saturday’s are 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Please call for the office hours for the location you wish to attend.

Do you have weekend classes?

Yes, both Saturday and Sunday.

Can I attend School on a part-time basis?

Usually Star can accommodate your schedule.

What happens if I fail?

Star Truck Driving School gives you three chances to pass your test. Upon three failures, the Secretary of State rules are that you must wait thirty (30) days to re-test. At that time, Star Truck Driving School will re-evaluate the student to see what needs must be met in order for the student to pass. This may require additional training and fees to the student.