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Truck Driver Training

Programs of Study

Credit Hours: 12

Format: In-person

Time to Complete: 8 Weeks

Start Term: Varies

Location: Davie Campus

Average Starting Salary

$29,310-42,580/year

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What You Can Get

What It's About

The Truck Driver Training curriculum prepares individuals to drive tractor-trailer rigs. This program teaches proper driving procedures, safe driver responsibility, commercial motor vehicle laws and regulations and the basic principles and practices for operating commercial vehicles.

Courses You'll Take

The course work includes motor vehicle laws and regulations, map reading, vehicle maintenance, safety procedures, daily logs, defensive driving, freight handling, security and fire protection. Highway driving, training range exercises and classroom lectures are used to develop the student’s knowledge and skills.

What You'll Gain

Graduates of the curriculum are qualified to take the Commercial Driver’s License Exam and are employable by commercial trucking firms. They may also become owner/operators and work as private contract haulers.

This program of study has additional enrollment requirements.

View the Truck Driver Training Admissions Checklist

Tuition & Fees (estimated): $1,640.00

Books & Supplies (estimated): $100.00

Over the Road Driver
Line Haul Driver
Pick Up and Delivery Driver
Flatbed Truck Driver
City Driver
Truck Driver Owner/Operator
Private Contract Hauler

When are classes offered?
We offer classes 5 times per year.  They are typically offered in January, March, May, August and October. 

Do you offer any weekend or evening classes?
We currently only offer the 8-week daytime course that is taught from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you wish to be put on an interest list for evening/weekend class, please email tdt@davidsondavie.edu or call 336.751.2885.

Who do I contact to register for the class?
You will contact tdt@davidsondavie.edu or call 336.751.2885

What are the requirements for the class?
You will need to have your Class A permit, DOT Physical and payment when you register.

Will I be able to drive using Davidson-Davie trucks or will I have to go to DMV?
You will be trained and tested at Davidson-Davie. Several of the instructors are certified third-party examiners with the NCDMV and are authorized to conduct your CDL tests. You will not have to take the final test at the DMV.

Will I be taught using a manual or automatic?
We train on both. You can elect to train and road test with an automatic transmission however it will result in a restriction on your CDL which will prohibit you from driving a tractor-trailer with a manual transmission. The trucks that we use for field training are equipped with manual transmissions so you will be using those for field practice but can use a truck with automatic transmission for all road driving.

Do you offer job placement?
We do not offer job placement, however, we do have different recruiters that come in and speak to the class at scheduled times.

Is the program covered by Financial Aid?
The program is not covered by financial aid. The Truck Driver Training program is approved for veteran’s educational benefits, but it does not meet requirements for the federal Pell grant. Other agencies, such as WIOA and NC Works, support students entering this program. Check with external agencies for assistance or questions related to their requirements for financial assistance.

Can I use my VA benefits to pay for the class?
Yes, you may be able to use your VA benefits to pay for the class.

How old do I have to be to take the class?
You can take the class at 18 as long as you have passed the required test for the Class A permit. You will not be allowed to drive out of state until you are 21.

What are the hours for the class?
The hours for the class are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

What is the refund policy? 
For questions regarding the DDCC refund policy, please visit www.davidsondavie.edu/refund-policy. Drug testing fees are non-refundable once a student is registered and sent for the drug screening test.

Are special accommodations provided for students in this program? 
Yes, the Office of Disability Services realizes that persons with a documented disability or medical condition may need services and/or accommodations to participate in academic programs at DDCC. If you need assistance or accommodations, please email disabilityservices@davidsondavie.edu.

Davidson-Davie is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, diplomas and associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Davidson-Davie Community College.

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