Curriculum

The PTDI-certified Truck Driver Training course at Central Tech utilizes classroom instruction, range and road driving, and practical application of skills used in highway driving. Our ratio of only two students per truck allows each student to develop proficient driving skills.

The course is 23 training days, Monday through Friday, 7:00a – 4:30p.

Upon graduation, students will possess a Commercial Drivers License (Class A) with a thorough working knowledge of commercial vehicle operations, air brake systems, safety practices, and DOT rules and regulations.

Upon successful completion and if all requirements are met, each student will receive a certificate of completion from Central Tech Truck Driver Training and a PTDI seal of attainment indicating completion of all standards.

(Approximate total hours 210)

Basic Operation

  • Orientation
  • Introduction to Trucking
  • Control Systems
  • Vehicle Inspections
  • Shifting
  • Backing
  • Coupling & Uncoupling
  • Vehicle Systems
  • Basic Controls

Advanced Operating Practices

  • Hazard Awareness
  • Emergency Maneuvers
  • Advanced Development

Vehicle Maintenance

  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting

Safe Operating Practices

  • Visual Search
  • Speed Management
  • Space Management
  • Sliding 5th Wheel
  • Night Operation
  • Extreme Conditions
  • Communications
  • Proficiency Development

Non-Vehicle Activities

  • Cargo Handling
  • Cargo Documentation
  • Hours of Service
  • Accident Procedures
  • Special Rigs
  • Trip Planning
  • Personal Health & Safety
  • Public & Employer Relations
  • CSA

What’s Next?

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