Printed on 9/28/2021

CDL Straight Truck

20-458-2 Certificate (C)
5 Credits
Not Financial Aid Eligible
Locations*: Appleton, Clintonville, Wautoma

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

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Phone: 920-735-4740
Text: 920-294-1738

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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, knowledge and certifications you need to hit the road with your Class B commercial driver's license (CDL) in your new career.

Career Opportunities

  • Concrete Mixer Driver
  • Delivery Van Driver
  • Dump Truck Driver
  • Milk Truck Driver
  • Petroleum Delivery Driver
  • Refuse Vehicle Driver


Estimated Program Cost

CDL Straight Truck

This program will cost about $930.50*
based on current tuition and fees.

Additional materials and supplies will cost
about $524.64*.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies.
  Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.


Check Program Availability *

CDL Straight Truck

Term Fall 2021 Spring 2022

* Programs may be available at locations that are not listed here.

* Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

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  • Additional Information
    **Appleton Transportation Center**
    Days: Monday – Thursday, 7:15 am to 3:45 pm and Friday, 7:15 am to 12:45 pm
    Various starts throughout the year - approximately every 4 weeks
    Nights: Monday – Thursday, 5 pm to 11 pm
    Various starts throughout the year - approximately every 8 weeks

    Allow three to four weeks before the start of classes to complete testing and admission requirements.

    The Fox Valley Technical College truck driving program and staff are members of the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association (WMCA) and the National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools (NAPFTDS).

    To register for Truck Driving courses, you must possess a valid driver's license for at least one year, pass a DOT physical examination and pass the testing to obtain a Commercial Learner Permit from the DMV. You must also pass a drug test on the first day of class

    Students are required to read and speak the English language sufficiently to converse with the general public, to understand traffic signs and signals in the English language, to respond to official inquiries and make entries on reports and records.

    A Reading assessment is required for this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate or higher degree OR 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR ACT (14 Reading) OR Accuplacer (41 Reading) (within last 3 years) OR Next Generation Accuplacer (237 Reading) (within last 3 years). If you do not meet one of these requirements, you’ll be required to take the TABE assessment. Refer to the guide above.

    Veterans – check with the FVTC Veterans Resource Center to see if your VA benefits can be used for this program.

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