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Arizona Automotive Institute to Launch CDL Training: Class A Tractor Trailer Program in October

Enrollment now open for AAI’s new CDL Training program which can be completed in as little as four weeks

(GLENDALE, AZ) October 3, 2023 – Despite being one of the nation’s largest employers, the trucking industry faces a shortage of qualified drivers that reached nearly 80,000 in 2022, according to the American Trucking Associations. In recognition of the ongoing driver shortage, Arizona Automotive Institute (AAI) is set to launch a Commercial Drivers License (CDL): Class A tractor-trailer training program November 13, 2023.


“AAI understands the continued demand for truck drivers, both locally in Arizona and across the nation. To address this shortage, AAI is proud to announce the launch of our 160-hour CDL training program,” stated Lauren Marocco, Executive Director at AAI. “Successful completion of our program opens up opportunities for students to take the CDL license exam, providing a pathway to a promising career in the trucking industry.”

The CDL: Class A Tractor-Trailer program offers a balance between classroom learning and on-the-road training to prepare participants for the CDL licensing exam. Once licensed, individuals can operate tractor-trailers on the road and at pick-up and delivery points. The 160-hour training program can be completed in as little as four weeks and enrollment is on a rolling basis with programs beginning every four to eight weeks. 

What Is Covered

  • Driving Techniques
  • Alley Docking
  • Tractor-Trailer Maintenance
  • Vehicle Systems 
  • Accident Prevention 
  • Defensive Driving
  • Size & Weight Laws
  • Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspections 
  • Driver Safety
  • Range Maneuvers
  • Motor Carrier Safety Regulations


*Arizona Automotive Institute does not guarantee employment or salary. Graduates of this program must obtain a CDL license to be eligible for employment in the field. AAI does not guarantee third-party Licensure. Licensure requirements for taking and passing licensure examinations are not controlled by AAI but by outside agencies and are subject to change by the agencies without notice to AAI. Therefore, AAI cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take licensure examinations, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.


About Arizona Automotive Institute

Arizona Automotive Institute™, located in Glendale, AZ, offers training programs in Automotive Service Technician, Diesel/Heavy Truck Technician, HVAC and Basic Refrigeration, Electrical, Combination Welding, and Construction & Trades Management. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Graduates have access to career assistance including guidance from a Career Services team, resume updates, workshops, and more. Learn more at