Daytime Classes Available
WHAT MAKES DTC'S CDL TRAINING COURSE DIFFERENT?
Receive behind-the-wheel training and over-the-road commercial driving training
Earn your CDL certificate in less than 30 days
All DTC CDL instructors have real-world commercial driving experience
Daytime Classes Avaiblable
Flexible class times that work for your busy schedule
No general education courses required, students will learn the skills required for entry-level employment
Career counseling & placement assistance is available to all qualified graduates
CDL Training at Delta Technical College
There are a lot of career paths for commercial truck drivers, from local jobs to part-time opportunities. DTC’S CDL training schools in MS can prepare you for entry-level truck driver positions. The 20-day CDL Training Course is a combination of classroom instruction to learn the state CDL manuals and behind-the-wheel training on the range where you will practice driving maneuvers.
DTC’s CDL training classes give you experience on the open road, preparing you for the real-world experience of professional truck driving. All DTC instructors are experienced trucking professionals who will teach you how to correctly and safely perform the required skill standards necessary for an entry-level truck driving position.
Delta Technical College is a CDL trade school with campus locations near Memphis (Horn Lake, MS) and Jackson (Ridgeland, MS). At DTC, you’ll be trained and prepared to pass the state licensing exam and obtain a Class A CDL license with the issuing state. The CDL Training Course provides you with knowledge of the issuing state’s CDL, driver safety, air brakes, combination vehicles, log books, trip planning, public and employee relations requirements.
HANDS-ON CDL TRAINING CLASSES
CDL training classes at DTC will prepare you to take the state licensing exam and obtain a CDL with the issuing state. DTC also offers a Professional Truck Driving Program which prepares you for a career as a truck driver through a comprehensive 20-week training program.
CDL Course Overview
DTC’s CDL training classes will teach you the following:
Week 1: Classroom
- State CDL Knowledge
- Driving Safety
- Air Brakes
- Combination Vehicles
- Log Books
- Trip Planning
- Public and Employee Relations
Weeks 2-4: Range, Road & Remedial
- Reading and Interpreting Control Systems
- Pre-trip Vehicle Inspections
- Post-trip Vehicle Condition Reports
- Planning Trips and Recording & Maintaining Hours
- Backing, Parking and Docking Procedures
- Coupling and Uncoupling Trailers
- Managing and Adjusting Vehicle Speed
- Managing and Adjusting Vehicle Space Relations
- Identifying Potential Driving Hazards
- Performing Emergency Maneuvers
- Identifying and Adjusting to Extreme Driving Conditions
- Shift Execution
Financial assistance is not available for the CDL Training Course.
DTC is here to help you attain the funding you need to take the next step in your education. DTC’s Financial Aid Team can help match you with scholarship opportunities you may qualify for.
How to Become a CDL Driver
In addition to driving tractor trailers and transporting goods around the country, truck drivers must also be able to secure cargo, carefully inspect and maintain their rig, and follow all applicable federal and state driving regulations. DTC’s hands-on training can help you learn how to become a CDL driver in less than 30 days and start pursuing entry-level employment opportunities.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more truck drivers will be necessary as the demand for goods continues to increase. The BLS projects about 259,900 openings for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers each year, on average, over the decade (2021-2031).
CDL TRAINING COURSE OVERVIEW
QUICK FACTS: CDL TRAINING PROGRAM
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that CDL truck drivers, and most tractor-trailer drivers, are long-haul drivers who operate vehicles that weigh in at more than 26,000 lbs. Depending on their employers and positions, some truck drivers can drive national routes, allowing for plenty of travel as they work.
The CDL Training Course at Delta Technical College in Mississippi is 20 days.
For heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers, the median annual wage was $49,920 in May 2022, according to BLS. After completing CDL training, professional drivers are typically paid by the mile and work full-time with the potential to earn bonuses.
Many truck drivers find employment in truck transportation, wholesale trade, manufacturing, and construction, and some are self-employed. Truck drivers spend most of their time on the road, which can be a major lifestyle adjustment.
Most drivers’ routes are assigned by their dispatchers, but some drivers plan their own routes. Depending on their jobs, drivers can take long routes throughout the country that require them to be away from home for days at a time or drivers can select local routes, which may require them to drive two shipments in a day.
The BLS predicts about 241,200 openings for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers are projected each year, on average, over the decade (2022-2032). As the economy depends on truck transportation, the demand for drivers will increase. Currently, trucks transport most of the freight in the United States, so drivers are in demand as much as all other occupations.
The total cost of the CDL Training Course is $5,000.
- DTC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).
- DTC is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in federally-funded financial aid programs.
- Delta Tech is a member of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA).
- Satellite Location (CDL Range): 100 Beasley Road Jackson, MS 39206
Delta Technical College is licensed by the Mississippi Commission on Proprietary Schools and College Registration, Certificate No. C-624. Licensure indicates only that minimum standards have been met; it is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality. Delta Technical College is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
Licensure indicates only that minimum standards have been met; it is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality.
Delta Technical College is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.