Commercial Truck Driving

 

The objective of the Commercial Truck Driving Program is to qualify students for entry level positions as drivers in over-the-road or local driving vehicles. The focus of the course is on basic information about trucks, truck driving and the trucking industry and the fundamentals of operating trucks and tractor trailers. No prior education or experience with trucks is required. The student, however, must meet the driver qualifications set forth by the Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety and pass the physical examination requirements established by the Department of Transportation (D.O.T.).

Graduates of the Commercial Truck Driving program will be able to assume entry-level positions as local and over the road tractor trailer drivers, truck drivers light 97105, delivery truck drivers, van drivers, dump truck drivers, and drivers of other vehicles relating to the transport industry.

 
 

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A graduate of our Commercial Truck Driving program will be trained in the critical areas of Commercial Truck Driving. Our program prepares students to successfully pass the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) test. This includes classroom preparation to pass the permit test, introduction to logbooks, route planning, and pre-trip inspections. Students then practice the required maneuvers on the range. This set up is similar to what they will need to demonstrate competence in when they take their test. The final portion of the program is on the road training. Students will learn shifting techniques, proper lane control, and prepare to demonstrate competencies that are required to successfully pass the driving portion of the CDL test.

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Students who graduate from our CDL program will have opportunities in various driving jobs and be licensed to operate vehicles with air brakes and a combined vehicle weight in excess of 26,001 pounds and able to haul a trailer that weighs more than 10,000 pounds. With a Class A CDL license students can drive anything below this weight class as well. Separate endorsements are offered as additional upgrades to their license. Most graduates go on to work as truck drivers, delivery drivers, heavy truck operators and many other driving positions.

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PROGRAM OUTLINE

Course No.Course TitleHours
T101Truck Driving Academics40
T102Truck Driving Skills280
The order in which the above courses are offered is at the discretion of the school.
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