Idaho's Best CDL Training
Here at Bear Lake Driving Academy, we're modern, we're professionals, and we have the most practical learning and truck driving training environment anywhere in Idaho.
We know the rules of the road.
Don't settle for a second rate driving school or franchise. Call today at (208) 867-7972 and learn from actively serving and former Idaho Law Enforcement Officers.
Launch your truck driving career!
Contact us today and let's get rolling on your rewarding truck driving career. Our students are the best trained and often get hired on just weeks after their training is complete.
Need behind the wheel training? Our base fee is $75 per hour with a 4 hour minimum.
Get 8 hours of hands on driver training and save $100. Practice on the skills you want.
We’re a certified Idaho State CDL Testing Facility. Test right here when you’re ready.
On Site CDL Testing – $60 per Test
When you’re ready and trained up for your testing – we’ll be here ready to give you your Idaho CDL State Approved Test. The cost is $60 per test.
If you do not have your own truck for testing, then we have a flat fee of $200 to rent our Class A and B Trucks that we have on site. The truck is a single axle 10 speed transmission with a 26′ box van single axle trailer.
Our test location is located in Boise at Orchard and Diamond Street right next to the ITD maintenance yard and the test site is next to the ITD salt storage shed in the same lot.
"Harry Packwood is a natural born driving instructor and made me feel really comfortable behind the wheel. Even when I felt a little overwhelmed - Harry stayed calm, cool, and talked me through every situation! - I highly recommend Harry and his capable team of instructors for your CDL testing. They made it affordable, fun, and I know I'm a much safer driver because of them. Thanks guys!" - Tim Stevens, Boise ID
Safety is our rule of the road.
Getting your CDL license is a great achievement in life, but it is also one of the largest responsibilities that you’re ever going to be held accountable for – so we train you to be a safe driver. With literally tons of weight moving at high speeds, you have to be “at one with your truck” and you have to be able to adapt and react quickly to changing road conditions. Who better to train you than certified trucking veterans and active Idaho Law Enforcement Officers?
Train with Law Enforcement Officers
We’ll say it again: “Who better to train you than certified trucking veterans and active Idaho Law Enforcement Officers?” It’s true, we have more experience than your average truck driving agencies and we’ve seen just about everything there is on the highway while actively serving our community. Our certified CDL training team takes great pride in having the privilege to train you the first time – correctly – and while pouring our years of experience into each training session.
Good Truck Drivers are in demand.
Don’t believe the hype about “truck driver shortages” or “robotic trucks replacing drivers” in the future. The truth is that if the trucks stop rolling – America stops rolling… and that’s not going to happen anytime soon. Good truck drivers that have goal orientated careers will always be in demand and that’s all there is to it! That’s exactly why we keep pressing on and we keep turning out fresh and highly-skilled CDL drivers faster than our competitors. Join us today and see for yourself.
Your Idaho CDL Training Primary Instructors
Harry Packwood is an active Idaho Law Enforcement Officer and has had his CDL for about 14 years. He is an experienced CDL driver and instructor with a flawless safety record throughout his truck driving and law enforcement career!
Harry has driven in everything from farm fields to the oil fields of the lower 48 states. He has also spent a full year and a half in Alaska working on the North Slope on the Arctic Ocean driving trucks. Harry and his team are all certified and licensed CDL testers and instructors for the State of Idaho.
Isaac Gordon has been active in law enforcement for 15 years. He has driven trucks from coast to coast in Canada and Alaska, with a majority of driving in the mountain west. Isaac has a vast knowledge of trucking having owned his own trucking company. He has operated flat beds, refrigerated trailers, tankers, and double and triple trailers.
Isaac ran the Al-Can Highway for a year from Southern California to Alaska. He has a vast knowledge of trucking both in the driving skills needed to operate trucks and trailers and in the legal areas of the day to day operation of trucks. Isaac is a knowledgeable trainer who looks forward to assisting new trainees and supplying them with the skills they need to be successful and safe truck drivers.
Get paid to see America!
When it comes right down to it – trucking is an absolutely fun and rewarding career. It’s not every day get to see our beautiful country and get paid to explore it.
Ladies – Get certified today!
It’s true – you’ve seen it for yourself that there are more and more female truckers on the roads. Each day, more and more women are getting their CDL credentials.
Get Started – Call us today – Let’s go!
The biggest factor that reaches out and steals dreams – is procrastination! Don’t let it happen to you, give us a call and see how easy it is to get certified with us today.