Time to Complete: 8 Weeks
Start Term: Varies
Location: Davie Campus
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.
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.
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.
May 24 – July 15, 2021
August 16 – October 8
October 18 – December 16
This program of study has additional enrollment requirements.
12 Credit Hours: $912.00
Program Fees: $616.73
Books & Supplies (estimated): $102.19
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 course that is taught from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Who do I contact to register for the class?
You will contact Melissa Sneed at 336.751.2885 ext. 6337 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. However, there are other options for you concerning your payment. You can contact Melissa Sneed at email@example.com for more information on scholarship information or 3rd Party assistance such as WIOA or NC Works.
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. Please contact Melissa Sneed at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
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.