Commercial Vehicle Driving (CDL)

Transportation & Logistics

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.

 

Steps to Enrollment Apply now

320 Hours, approximately 2 months (8 weeks)

Tuition is approximately $3,545.75 plus books and fees (PDF)

CDL Learner’s Permit

MTC Main Campus

State of FL CDL Handbook (PDF & HTML)

Tuition is approximately $3,500 no books

Program Highlights

STARTING SALARIES

Vary, ranging from:

$37,930 to $58,000*

*Based on local industry information.

Employers

  • 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

Commercial Vehicle Driving Master Plan of Instruction

(PDF – opens 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

Business Advisors

  • John Brantley | Cheney Brothers Inc.
  • Donnie Graves | Windy Hill
  • Wanda Lasher | Jiffy Transport
  • Sonja Blunt | CareerSource CLM
  • Mark Williams | Marion County Board of County Commissioners Fleet Management\
  • Josh Kramer | Marion County Board of County Commissioners Fleet Management
  • Darren Park | City of Ocala
  • Susan Monroe | MTC
  • Jose I. Rivera | MTC
  • Richard Monroe | MTC

Steps To Enrollment

  • Step 1

    Complete & Submit Online Application.

  • Step 2

    Submit paperwork to Student Services at the MTC campus. Provide copies of two officially recognized proofs of residency, copies of Driver’s License, and the Supplemental Program Packet. Pay $20.00 non-refundable application fee. (Application Completed)

    SUPPLEMENTAL PACKETS VARY – Attending an Information Session may be required for acceptance into the program.

  • Step 3

    Financial Aid application – www.fafsa.gov
    Complete FAFSA application and provide a Student Aid Report (SAR). MTC school code: 031039

  • Step 4

    You will be notified by program department of acceptance. You will be notified by Financial Aid of estimated funds available. (Registered)

  • Step 5

    Pay fee and/or sign enrollment document to complete enrollment process in Student Fees.
    Seat in scheduled program is confirmed after Student Fees is completed. (Enrolled)