TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING
This curriculum standards of this course incorporates the curricular recommendations of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration’s for Office of Motor Carriers Model Curriculum. The curriculum standards represent the minimum training elements that a commercial motor vehicle driver-training course should contain and against which any such course may be judged.
Program Length: 6 weeks
Program Cost: $3,500.00
TD 101 Introduction to Commercial Truck Driving 40 Hours
TD 102 Basic Vehicle Control 100 Hours
TD 201 Over-the-Road Experience 100 Hours
TOTAL CLOCK HOURS 240 Hours
TD 101 – Introduction to Commercial Truck Driving – 40 hours
The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the trucking industry and present the concepts of industry regulation and the professional driver. At the end of this course the student should know/understand: the importance of the Trucking Industry, the importance of Compliance with Applicable Regulation, procedures for obtaining a CDL, the driver qualifications that are subject to the industry and the if student passes the general knowledge test, airbrakes and combination, the student will advance to Basic Control Skills.
TD 102 – Basic Vehicle Control – 100 hours
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the controls and instruments found on a commercial motor vehicle. This course also stresses the importance of understanding the function of all the vehicle’s controls and instruments prior to operating the vehicle. The objectives of this course is that it concentrates on essential commercial truck driving skills and acquisition of truck driver experience in a controlled environment. The concepts and skills covered in this course includes: Pre-trip Inspection and Straight line Backing.
TD 201 - Over-the-Road Experience – 100 hours
The purpose of this course is to emphasize commercial driving skills through acquisition of experience in an open road environment under the supervision of an instructor. At the conclusion of this course, the student should know and understand Defensive Driver Training, Urban Driving Shifting/Double Clutching Up and Down, shifting and Maneuvering Techniques, Trip Planning, Accident Procedures and the Security of Cargo.