Program Objective: This program is designed for individuals who have no prior knowledge or experience in tractor-trailer driving and prepares the student for the Commercial Driver’s License Temporary Permit Test, the Ohio Commercial Driver’s License licensing examination, and entry-level employment as a driver in the trucking industry. The student is provided the opportunity to achieve advanced levels of proficiency and confidence through additional hours of training in all phases of the program and additional time behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer unit.
15.0 WEEKS TOTAL TIME FOR COMPLETION (Full-time, Days, Monday-Friday)
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|Classroom Instruction||200 Hours|
|Classroom Instruction consists of introducing students to the trucking industry, its regulations, laws, taxes, and standards. It covers a wide range of subjects to develop truck driving techniques, maneuvers, and safety awareness through instructors’ presentations accompanied by video demonstrations and student discussions. Training in preparation for the Commercial Driver License Temporary Permit examination is included. In-depth training in entry-level topics, including Driver Wellness and Health, Hours of Service, Map Reading and Trip Planning and Management is also provided, as is training in Money Management, Time Management, and Preventive Maintenance. Classroom Instruction is designed to comply with Federal Motor Carrier Highway Administration requirements for Entry Level Truck Driver Training and with Ohio Department of Public Safety requirements.|
|Site Training: Range||292 Hours|
|Site Training consists of hands-on training in driving techniques introduced during classroom training. Backing maneuvers included on the Ohio Commercial Driver’s License licensing examination are practiced and mastered, as are coupling and uncoupling and pre-trip inspections. Site Training Instruction is designed to comply with Federal Motor Carrier Highway Administration requirements for Entry Level Truck Driver Training and with Ohio Department of Public Safety requirements.|
|Road Training/City and Highway Driving||68 Hours|
|Road Training enhances the student’s abilities to safely operate tractors with standard 10 speed transmissions on the roads and highways. Each student will receive a minimum of 15 hours of instruction behind the wheel on the road to ensure driving skills necessary for proficient and safe operation of a tractor-trailer. Road training instruction is designed to comply with Federal Motor Carrier Highway Administration requirements for Entry Level Truck Driver Training and with Ohio Department of Public Safety requirements.|
|CDL Skills Examination Preparation/Employment Readiness||40 Hours|
|Skills Examination Preparation consists of a mix of Site Training, City and Highway Driving and pre-trip inspections individualized to fit each student’s needs to best prepare the student to perform their best on the Ohio CDL licensing examination, as judged by the faculty and Training Manager,. Also included are sessions with representatives of major trucking companies to prepare students for employment in the trucking industry.|
|TOTAL PROGRAM||600 Hours|
STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE UPON GRADUATION