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 which has to be successfully passed to be employed as a commercial truck driver.
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||2 Months|
21 years of age; D.O.T. medical exam; negative drug screening test, which is taken with 24 hours of payment. Current Moving Violation Record from Department of Safety (student can have no more than three speeding violations and/or accidents for the past three years and no alcohol or drug-related convictions in the last five years). Be a resident of TN; hold a valid state of TN drivers license; obtain a commercial drivers license permit (DPA). Attend an orientation session. Payment for drug screen test will be made on the day of registration.
2468 Technology Center Dr.
Jackson, TN 38301
Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,001 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license. Includes tow truck drivers.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 69,150
Current job openings per year: 8,470