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. January Weekend Classes Available.

HOURS

320, approximately two months (8 weeks)

COST

Tuition is approximately $3,500, 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

  • COMPLETE AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO MARION TECHNICAL COLLEGE
  • PROVIDE CERTIFIED COPY OF DMV COMPLETE DRIVING RECORD
  • INTERVIEW WITH MTC STAFF
  • SECURE FINANCIAL AID IF NEEDED
  • ATTEND MANDATORY CDL PROGRAM ORIENTATION
  • PREVIEW THE COURSE
  • OBTAIN CLASS “A” LEARNERS PERMIT AND DOT PHYSICAL EXAM CERTIFICATE
  • PASS DOT DRUG SCREENING

ADDITIONAL FORMS

State of FL CDL Handbook (PDF & HTML)

BOOK LIST

Tuition is approximately $3,500 no books

ONLINE COMPONENT

N/A