Commercial Truck Driving

CTDL 1010 FUNDAMENTALS OF COMMERCIAL DRIVING (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: None
This course introduces students to the transportation industry, federal and state regulations, records and forms, industrial relations, and other non-driving activities. This course provides an emphasis on safety that will continue throughout the program.

CTDL 1020 COMBINATION VEHICLE BASIC OPERATION AND RANGE WORK (15-35-2)
Co-requisite: CTDL1010
This course familiarizes students with truck instruments and controls and performing basic maneuvers required to drive safely in a controlled environment and on the Driving Range. Each student must receive 12 hours behind the wheel (BTW) instructional time in range operations such as operating a tractor trailer through clearance maneuvers, backing, turning, parallel parking and coupling/uncoupling.

CTDL 1030 COMBINATION VEHICLE ADVANCED OPERATIONS (20-105-4)
Co-requisite: CTDL1020
Advanced Operations develops students' driving skills under actual road conditions. The classroom part of the course stresses following safe operating practices. These safe operating practices are integrated into the development of driving skills on the road. Each student must receive at least twelve (12) hours behind-the-wheel (BTW) instructional time on the street/road. In addition the student must have a minimum program total of forty four (44) hours BTW instructional time in any combination (with CTDL 1020) of range and street/road driving. Note: state law requires that whenever a combination vehicle is operated on public roads an instructor must be present in the vehicle while the student is driving.

CTDL 1040 COMMERCIAL DRIVING INTERNSHIP (0-180-4)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: CTDL1020
Commercial Driving Internship provides the opportunity for an individual to complete his/her training with a company. The internship takes the place of CTDL 1030, Advanced Operations. Working closely with the school a company provides the advanced training which focuses on developing students' driving skills. Each student must receive at least twelve (12) hours behind-the-wheel (BTW) instructional time on the street/road. In addition the student must have a minimum program total of forty-four (44) hours BTW instructional time in any combination (with CTDL 1020) or range and street/road driving. Note: State law requires that whenever a vehicle is operated on public roads an instructor must be present in the truck while the student is driving.