This course is designed to provide classroom work, yard driving, and road driving experiences designed to meet the needs of the trucking industry. Students are taught to drive defensively and to have the knowledge necessary to operate the vehicle as well as abiding by all local, state and federal regulations. Information is presented which will prepare the student for both the written and skills portions of the commercial drivers license (CDL) examination.
The mission of the Truck Driving Program is to prepare students for “entry-level” employment as tractor-trailer drivers by providing the identified knowledge and performance skills necessary to pass the Commercial Driver’s test. The course consists of 222 hours of intensive classroom and behind-the-wheel training that builds skills in safety practices, operation and maintenance of vehicles and non-vehicle activities in trucking.
|Time Commitment||Part Time|
|Typical Program Length||2 Months|
2010 Brewer Road
Dyersburg, TN 38024
Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight GVW . May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 63,990
Current job openings per year: 7,510