Program Description:

This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills for Commercial Driving License.  Areas of study include CDL license information, licensing procedures, requirements, and traffic laws.

Prerequisites: Complete TABE entrance exam
D.O.T. Physical
5 to 6 weeks
Students are accepted every 3 to 4 weeks
Courses: Required Courses:
  • Truck Driver Training I and II

Week 1 and 2
General Knowledge, Log Books, Trip Planning

Week 2 and 3
Pre Trip, Post Trip, En-Route Inspections, Safety, Defensive Driving

Week 3 and 4
Backing Exercises, Docking Exercises, Coupling and Uncoupling, Slack Adjusters, Inspecting Brakes, Sliding Tandems and Fifth Wheel

Week 4 and 5
Uphill and Downhill Shifting, Turning, Braking, Acceleration, Driving on Low Traffic Public Roadways progressing to City Driving


General Knowledge Learners Permit
Tanker, Doubles/Triples, Hazmat, Passenger and School Bus Endorsements
Road and Skills Test
Hazmat Background Check
State Final Exam

Sample Job Titles:

Delivery Driver, Tractor Trailer Driver, Hazmat Driver, Bus Driver, Coal Truck Driver



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