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Commercial Truck Driver Training

  • ​Golden Triangle campus 
  • Certificate program​ ​

​The Commercial Truck Driving program is an eight-week program which prepares the graduate to enter the commercial truck driving industry as an over-the-road driver.

 

This program is a combination of classroom, lab, and actual road driving for students. The course covers such areas as safety, DOT rules and regulations, proper shifting techniques, pre-trip inspections, map reading, log books, handling of paperwork, cargo handling, two-lane driving, four-lane driving, night driving, and metro driving. Students will be trained in pulling loaded and empty vans and flatbed trailers using conventional tractors.

 

 

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This program prepares students to drive trucks and other commercial vehicles. It includes instruction in operating diesel powered vehicles, loading and unloading cargo, reporting delays or accidents on the road, verifying loads against shipping records and keeping necessary records.

 

 

Certifications:

 

Commercial Driver's License

 

 

Sample courses:

 

Commercial Truck Driving I: Fundamental instruction on safety, rules and regulations, driving practices, air brakes, hazardous materials, and emergencies. Includes instruction and practice in performing vehicle inspections, coupling and uncoupling, maneuvering, backing, and driving a tractor-trailer truck under varying road and climate conditions.

 

Commercial Truck Driving II: Continuation of Commercial Truck Driving I with additional instruction on safety, rules and regulations, driving practices, air brakes, hazardous materials, and emergencies. Includes instruction and practice in performing vehicle inspections, coupling and uncoupling, maneuvering, backing, and driving a tractor-trailer truck under varying road and climate conditions.

 

 

Salaries:

 

Entry-level, $13 per hour
Average, $20 per hour

 

 
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