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Go Driving School

About

You've come to the right place to learn to Drive! When it comes to trusting a driver education teacher to do the job correctly, Ron Vance is the instructor you can trust. I live in Saco with my wife (Suzanne) and my son (Joshua) . I have been teaching automobile driving, Commercial truck driving for 30 years now. In 1986 Ron and his brother Rick opened Vance's Driving School. In 1991 Ron was the Owner/Operator Best-Way Driving School in the Biddeford, Saco area with schools in BHS, TA, Wells High School, Scarborough and South Portland. In 2005, I went to work for ProDrive Truck Training School and Westbrook Vocational Truck Training Center. Then in 2008 I went on to work for Concord Coach Bus company. When driving a large vehicle from Portland to Boston four times a day you tend to see just how many crazy drivers there are on the roads today.
That's why I decided to open GoDriving.co Driving and Commercial Truck School in March 2011 in the Saco/Biddeford /OOB area. I want to help the local area by teaching people to drive safely and to change lives.
I find teaching people how to drive cars and class A and class B trucks safely very rewarding. Ron Vance, Owner

Class A Truck Driving

Classroom hours consist of orientation, log book training, vehicle and brakes inspection check and special features of the straight truck. Hazards, emergency maneuvers and accident guidelines are covered with emphasis on entering and exiting roadways, city, night, and extreme weather driving. Customers relations and cargo handling are also covered. Behind the wheel handling of the straight truck cover vehicle start up, shut down, and operation, basic safe driving techniques, speed and space management, right and left turns backing, parking communicating with others on the road and special concerns. Additional licensing classifications will be explained during class. Student will receive there learner's permit upon successful completion of State of Maine CDL Class A & B testing at their local DMV and be able to request there road test date two week later.

Course includes 78 classroom hours, 25 hours on lab, 18.75 to 21.75 hours backing maneuvers on the range parking lot , and 22.25 to 25.25 hours on-the-road driving. Tuition includes books.

This class prepares you to sit for the State Permit exam in two testing areas: General knowledge and air brakes. The Fee you need to pay is $35.00. Additional endorsements that a student can choose to test on are hazmat and tanker. These optional endorsements are covered in the course; additional endorsements cost $10.00 each.

H=Hazardous Materials

N= Tank P= Passenger

S= School bus

T= Doubles/Triples

X= N+H combined are $10.00 each and are the responsibility of the student.

A certificate of completion is awarded upon successful passage of a written exam and Road test.

  • A valid Maine Driver’s License.
  • Participants should have a minimum of 8 grade reading level and be prepared to pass a drug test
  • A $1000.00* deposit (applies to tuition and is refundable if not accepted).

The tuition price of $3,995.00 plus the fees you want to test for Entry-Level Driver Training, and use of the truck for road testing. Students are allowed two attempts as part of the program tuition.

* Prices are subject to change without notice. Class A and B courses are scheduled throughout the year.

Locations

239 Main Street

Saco,

ME
04072

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