This is a 4 Week, full time program that will provide you with all the curriculum required to obtain your Class A CDL. The curriculum includes:
- General Knowledge
- Road Training
Week One: Classroom instruction introducing the commercial motor vehicle industry, vehicle systems and parts, regulations, introduction to the pre-trip inspection, shifting a manual transmission, and written practice exams.
Week Two: Range instruction introducing the Pre-Trip Inspection and beginning to learn how to maneuver a commercial motor vehicle on a closed course, primarily learning simple backing maneuvers, such as the offset and straight line backing. You will also learn how to couple and un-couple a trailer.
Week Three: Range instruction and beginning road instruction in a limited live setting. On the range you will begin a higher level of backing to include alley dock or 90 degree backing, as well as on the road driving where you will master shifting a manual transmission.
Week Four: Road training where a trailer introduced, and maneuvering more advanced courses in a fully live setting. You will be introduced to Hours of Service, using an electronic logging device (ELD), map reading and trip planning.
Graduation: You will be scheduled to be formally tested by a state certified examiner once you have successfully completed and mastered all areas of the courses.