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Program Objectives

Commercial truck driving procedures and techniques, along with classroom theory, will be taught and practiced during this 20 week program.

The student will learn how to correctly and safely perform required skill standards. This program will prepare the student to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License with the issuing State and be trained for an entry level position.

*Not all Programs and Courses are available at all of the campuses

Training Modules

Weeks 1-4
  • CDL Permit Test preparation
  • CDL Endorsement preparation (doubles/triples and tankers)
  • Vehicle inspection for daily operation and safe practices (pre-trip ad post-trip).
  • Hazardous Material (Hazmat) training.
Weeks 5-12
  • Vehicle inspection for daily operation and safe practices (pre-trip and post-trip).
  • Read and identify instrument control systems
  • Basic control of the truck (shifting techniques, double clutching)
  • Coupling and uncoupling
  • Range maneuvers (stop of the line, straight line back, right hand turn, off set-back, 45 degree back, 90 degree backing, parallel parking)
  • Road Training
  • Hours of Service/logging
    Trip Planning/map reading
  • Communication (CB lingo, dispatching, communicating with the broker, shipper and receiver)
  • Shipping and receiving (warehouse procedures)
  • Wellness
  • Defensive driving (space management, signaling, mirrors, street signs, ramps, city and highway driving, on and off ramps, accident awareness, emergency maneuvers)
  • Hazard awareness (railroad crossings)
  • Extreme driving conditions (skid control)
Weeks 13-20
  • Vehicle inspection for daily operation and safe practices (pre-trip and post-trip)
  • Forklift Training
  • Load securement/cargo handling
  • Preventative maintenance (fluids, filters, tires, air tanks, recognizing and reporting malfunctions)
  • FMCSA rules and regulations
  • Weigh Stations
  • Transportation security
  • ELDT (Entry Level Driver Training)
  • Company speakers (industry expectations)
  • Resume building (review and practice skills for effective job interviewing)
  • Life on the road
  • Professionalism/soft skills (dress attire, customer relations, attitude, promptness, work ethic)
  • Preparation for state range and drive test

Program Highlights

  • Length: 20 Weeks
  • Hours: 600 Clock Hours 20 weeks / 300 Clock hours classroom training / 24 clock hours range & observation / 24 clock hours over the road / 252 clock hours remedial

Certifications

  • Forklift certification
  • Load securement & cargo handling certification
  • Preventative maintenance certification
  • ELDT certification

Accreditation

  • Delta Tech is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).
  • Delta Tech is a member of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA).

PTD Truck Driver Careers

Vehicles
  • Dry Vans
  • Tankers
  • Flat Beds
  • Dump Trucks
  • Low Boys
  • Cargo Containers
  • Live Stock Trucks
  • Drop Decks
  • Cement Trucks
  • Grain Trucks
  • Wreckers
Industry
  • Warehouse Workers
  • Dock Workers
  • Truck Repair Technicians
  • Fork Lift Operators
  • Shipping I Receiving Clerks
  • Dispatchers
  • Entry Level Brokering

According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers transport goods from one location to another. Most tractor-trailer drivers are long-haul drivers and operate trucks with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) capacity—that is, the combined weight of the vehicle, passengers, and cargo—exceeding 26,000 pounds. These drivers deliver goods over intercity routes, sometimes spanning several states.” The Bureau predicts the job outlook for Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers will increase by 5% from 2014 to 2024. *www.bls.gov

Gainful Employment Disclosures

For information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information, please click on a campus below to see our Gainful Employment Disclosure.

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