Truck Driver Training Course Information


If you've ever dreamed of a career on the open road, then our Truck Driver Training program can help you reach your goals. See below for more information about the course material in these programs.


5-WEEK RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Unit 1 (3.5 Credit Hours, 80 Contact Hours)

 
Orientation to TDDS Facility
Orientation to Student Resource Center
CDL General Knowledge
CDL Air Brake Systems
CDL Combination Vehicles
CDL Tanker
CDL & DOT Hazardous Materials
CDL Pre-Trip Inspections
Student Resource Center Task Completion
DOT Hours of Service
DOT Logbook Requirements
Map Reading & Trip Planning
Federal Motor Carriers Safety Regulations (FMCSR)
Accident Reporting & Fires
National Safety Council‘s Defensive Driving Course for Professional Drivers
Career Development

 

Unit 2 (4 Credit Hours, 120 Contact Hours)

Hands-On Driver Training

 
Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Maneuvers Training on TDDS Campus
Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Road Driving Training on Public Roadways

 

EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Unit 1 (8 Credit Hours, 176 Contact Hours)

 
Orientation to TDDS Rules and Learning Resource Center, Vehicle Familiarization
CSA/IRP/IFTA (DOT Physicals)
Traffic Signs & Laws/Commercial Licenses/General Knowledge
General Knowledge
Air Brakes
Combination Vehicle/Doubles & Triples
Hazardous Materials & Tanker
Hands-on Coupling and Uncoupling
Federal Motor Carriers Safety Regulations (FMCSR)
Entry Level/Pre-Trip Inspection (Drug Screen)
Map Reading
Trip Planning
Accident Reporting
Defensive Driving Course and Professional Truck Driver Course/Alcohol and Drug Awareness
Cargo Securement/Sliding Tandems
Hours of Service
Hours of Service Test/Practice Logs
Auto On-Board Recording Device - Driver Duty Status
Finals/Pre-Trip Inspection (Outside)
Understanding Straight Line Backing & Shifting

 

Unit 2 (4 Credit Hours, 128 Contact Hours)

Hands-On Driver Training

 
Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Maneuvers Training on TDDS Site
Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Road Training on Public Roadways

 

Unit 3 (6 Credit Hours, 240 Contact Hours)

The externship portion of training includes, but is not limited to:

 
Company Orientation
On/Off Street Driving Operations
Dock Procedures
Pre-Trip Inspections
Coupling and Uncoupling Procedures
Personal Health and Safety
Public and Employer Relations
Map Reading
Trip Planning

 

6-WEEK PROGRAM WITH PASSENGER ENDORSEMENT
Unit 1 (80 Contact Hours)

 
CDL General Knowledge
CDL Air Brake Systems
CDL Combination Vehicles
CDL Tanker
CDL & DOT Hazardous Materials
CDL Pre-Trip Inspections
DOT Hours of Service
DOT Logbook Requirements
Map Reading & Trip Planning
Federal Motor Carriers Safety Regulations (FMCSR)
Accident Reporting & Fires
National Safety Council’s Defensive Driving Course for Professional Drivers
Career Development

 

Unit 2 (120 Contact Hours)

Hands-On Driver Training, Truck

 
Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Maneuvers Training on TDDS Campus
Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Road Driving Training on Public Roadways

 

Unit 3 (16 Contact Hours)

 

Hands-On Driver Training, Passenger Vehicle

Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Maneuvers Training on TDDS Campus
Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Road Driving Training on Public Roadways


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