Training at Pinnacle is based on the principle that students should not pay for training they do not need. Most students are preparing to become professional over-the-road truck drivers and follow the typical course outline shown above. However, students who have previous training and experience or narrower career demands, may not need the full 160-hour CDL-A course. Using the appropriate components of the full training course – classroom, driving simulator, vehicle inspection lab, and behind-the-wheel driving – each custom training program is designed to meet the specific needs of the student. In this way, we can begin and end each student’s training at the level appropriate to his/her situation. The length of custom training courses ranges from 2 hours to 3 weeks.