Students receive a total of 160 hours of instruction, divided into two units (2 weeks each):
Classroom Theory and Application
Component 1 introduces students to the most important and essential concepts for professional truck drivers:
- securing cargo
- transporting hazardous materials
- regulations affecting the industry
- repair & maintenance
- map reading & trip planning
- defensive driving
- logbook entries.
Up to 80 hours as needed.
Component 2 gives learners the opportunity for hands-on practice of essential tractor-trailer road driving skills, including these and other techniques and maneuvers:
- basic control skills
- road driving skills
- pre-trip inspections
- straight line & serpentine backing skills
- coupling & uncoupling skills
- driving on two-lane & four-lane highways, interstates (Corridor H), city streets & rural roads
- fuel conservation methods
- truck parking
Minimum qualifications to apply to program
- 19 years or older
- At least two years legal driving experience
- Valid WV driver’s license
- Class A CDL permit
- Pass a drug screen
- Possess a valid high school diploma or GED® or TASC (replaces GED® in WV to earn a WV High School Equivalency Diploma) and provide transcript
- Copy of driving record from DMV
Four Weeks. Monday - Thursday. 40 Hours/Week.
*Rates are for 2021-2022 and are subject to change. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.