There’s a high demand for professional truck drivers, and this program will help you earn your Class B commercial driver's license. You’ll learn to operate various types of vehicles such as van body, stake body and dump body delivery trucks. As a professional truck driver, you are responsible for the safe, efficient delivery of goods between locations. You’ll have lots of time behind the wheel learning how to maneuver trucks into tight parking spaces, through narrow alleys and up to loading platforms. You’ll develop backing and driving skills through classroom, lab, range and roadway experiences. Communications with fellow drivers, dispatchers, shippers, mechanics and law enforcement personnel will also be covered. In addition, you’ll learn how to complete the necessary paperwork and appropriate inspections. You’ll get the skills you need to hit the road.
Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.
Class B CDL Straight Truck
172 hours in class and estimate 86 hours outside of class.
Prepares learners to obtain a Class B commercial driver's license that enables them to operate such vehicles as delivery trucks, garbage trucks, buses, dump trucks and petroleum trucks. This course focuses on pre-trip vehicle inspections, defensive driving habits, gear shifting, backing skills, industry regulations and safe maneuvering skills.
Prereq: Student must be active in Truck program and meet all enrollment requirements: submitted valid driver’s license, federal medical certificate and instruction permit.