Course Number:  TRA0080

Occupational Completion Point:  A

Course Title:  Tractor Trailer Truck Driver

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The 320 hour Tractor Trailer Truck Driver course prepares students for entry into the trucking and logistics industry. Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional tractor trailer driver. Students study vehicle safety, accident prevention, operating regulations, cargo handling, documentation procedures, pre-trip preparation, vehicle inspection, maintenance, service, control procedures, backing, coupling, uncoupling, maneuvering, road and hazardous driving skills, and licensing requirements. Students will also train on a state of the art driving simulator. The simulator allows the student to experience multiple scenarios and driving conditions as well as handling of the truck.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

– A minimum age of 21 is required to enter this course.

– Participants must meet the D.O.T. requirements to drive in Florida and have a class “A” CDL learners permit with all endorsements except passenger.

– Participants must pass the DOT physical, and have no more than 9 points on their driving license in the last 36 months.

– Pass a Drug Screening.

– No Sexual Offender violations.

– Provide proof of identity and residency to the DMV.

– Submit to a driving record review.

– Your driving record for the past 10 years will be up for examination.

– Handbook can be found at: www.flhsmv.gov/handbooks. For CPL Permit study Sections, 2, 3, 5,
and 6.

 

CLASSROOM HOURS:

– In the field, students work on basic driving skills, handling equipment, dealing with various transmissions, backing, docking, and handling.

– Includes driving day and night, as well as in a metropolitan area.

 

EMPLOYMENT EXPECTATIONS:
Employment of heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026.  As the demand for goods increases, more truck drivers will be needed to keep supply chains moving. Locally, the need is much greater than 6%.

SALARY RANGE :
The annual wage for truck drivers averages between $37,930 to $58,000 per year.


FOR MORE INFORMATION:
PLEASE CONTACT:

Jeanette Morrison, Clerical Assistant

Jeanette.Morrison@marion.k12.fl.us

PROGRAM INFORMATION

To view the Commercial Vehicle Driving program itemized costs sheet, please click here.


CLASSES START JULY 2019, APPLICATIONS DUE BY APRIL 11TH.

Application will only be accessible through Google Chrome.