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  • CLASS A
  • November 27th 2017
  • CLASS B
  • November 27th and December 11th 2017
  • For evening classes, please contact us for additional information.
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    Class A CDL Training Program

    Class A CDL training consists of 40 hours of classroom instruction and a minimum of 100 hours of road and field maneuvers (combined). Each Tri-State CDL student receives 140 to 160 hours of truck driver training; preparing them for a truck driving career in the trucking industry.

    Truck Driver Classroom Hours

    Classroom hours for tractor trailer training consists of orientation, log book training, hours of service, basic control essentials and proficiency development. Transporting cargo and hazardous materials is also covered. Students learn how to handle vehicle fires as well as procedures in case of an accident, speed and space management and driving in extreme weather conditions.

    Preventive maintenance, trip planning and proper backing techniques is covered, along with rules of conduct regarding drugs and alcohol, driver qualifications/disqualifications and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

    Truck Driver Field Training

    Truck driver field training consists of vehicle pre-trip inspection, air brake testing and learning to alley dock and offset alley dock the tractor trailer. Blind-side parallel parking as well as sight-side parallel parking is also introduced. The truck driver training student also learns to upshift and downshift a tractor trailer on property.

    Once the truck driving student feels confident and the Tri-State instructor feels the student is handling the equipment properly, the student then moves out onto the public roadways.

    Contact us today to find out about a truck driving career.