The purpose of the Commercial Vehicle driving program is to prepare students for entry into the trucking and logistics industry. Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional tractor trailer driver. 

HOURS

320, approximately two months (8 weeks)

COST

Tuition is approximately $4,500, plus books and fees (PDF)

TESTING REQUIREMENTS

CDL Learner’s Permit

LOCATION

MTC Main Campus

STARTING SALARIES

Vary, ranging from $37,930 to $58,000*

*Based on local industry information.

 

PROUD SUPPORTERS OF OUR PROGRAM

  • R & L Global Logistics Inc.
  • Windy Hill Foliage Inc.
  • CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion
  • Jiffy Transport Inc.
  • Marion County Board of County Commissioners – Fleet Management
  • Capris Furniture
  • Raney’s Truck Center

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Commercial Vehicle Driving Master Plan of Instruction
(PDFopens in a new window)

  • Vehicle safety
  • Basic and hazardous driving skills
  • Handling equipment and cargo
  • Dealing with various transmissions
  • Operating regulations and documentation procedures
  • Pre-trip, preparation, and maintenance
  • Backing, docking, and maneuvering

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS 

Commercial Driver’s License Class “A”
(Passing grade of final pre-trip, skills, and road test required to test for CDL license.)

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • CDL Class-A driver
  • CDL Class-B driver

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

RICKY MONROE

Instructor, Full-Time

20+ years of trucking experience, Instructor at MTC Since 2018.

JOSE RIVERA

Instructor, Part-Time

20+ years of trucking experience, Retired Veteran, Instructor at MTC Since 2018.

SUSAN MONROE

Instructor, Part-Time

18+ years of trucking experience, Instructor at MTC Since 2018.

STEPS TO ENROLLMENT

  • ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION
  • APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID, IF APPLICABLE
  • CONTACT CAREERSOURCE FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
  • COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION
  • MEET WITH AN ADMISSIONS ADVISOR
  • PROVIDE A CERTIFIED COPY OF DMV 7-YEAR DRIVING RECORD
  • OBTAIN A CLASS “A” CDL LEARNER’S PERMIT AND DOT PHYSICAL EXAM
  • PAY YOUR APPLICATION FEE

ADDITIONAL FORMS

State of FL CDL Handbook (PDF & HTML)

BOOK LIST

Tuition is approximately $4,500, plus books and fees (PDF)

ONLINE COMPONENT

N/A