How To Get Your CDL Made Easy with Great Falls College

Growing up in a small, rural town in Montana, we traveled gravel roads daily.  Going to school was a 40-mile round trip each day of the week.  By graduation, many youths have major windshield time under their belts.

I loved driving those roads then, and I still enjoy hitting the roadways of our state for trips with my family.  But have you considered doing it for a living under the Big Sky of Montana?  How do you go about it?

An All New CDL Program Being Offered in Great Falls, Montana

So, you want to be an over the road driver?  Besides technical ability, you will also need a special endorsement on your license that says you can operate that big rig on the roads.  A commercial driver's license is required, but how do you get one?

Starting March 4, 2024, the Great Falls College MSU will offer a program to do just that.  Get you your CDL license and get you out on the road.

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Class A License and Job Placement in Great Falls and Beyond

To obtain a class A license, a class certificate is required in the state of Montana.  Now the Great Falls College MSU offers a commercial driver's license program and help with finding a job.

The program includes online modules and in class participation.  Persons interested must be 18 years of age, possess a valid State Driver’s License, and pass a DOT physical.  Information sessions are held at 5:30 pm in Room G45/46 at Great Falls College MSU.  You will learn about program details, application requirements, class schedules, and funding opportunities.  Or you can email here for more information.

The Best Vehicles For Winter Driving In Montana

In need of the perfect vehicle for winter driving in Montana? There are several different options when it comes to buying a vehicle with all-wheel or 4-wheel drive, however, according to U.S. News and World Report, these are the top vehicles for winter weather driving.

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Top 10 Deadliest States for Highway Driving

A study using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from 2017 to 2021 determines which states have the highest rates of driver fatalities on freeways.

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LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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