PREMIERDRIVERDEVELOPMENT PROGRAM/OPTION 1
CLASS A / EXTERNSHIP
- APPROVED FOR GI BILL® BENEFITS FOR ELIGIBLE VETERANS
- COUNTY TRAINING GRANTS (WIOA, BVR, BWC, TAA)
- SALLIE MAE CAREER TRAINING SMART OPTION STUDENT LOAN®
- REVOLVING LOAN
- PAYMENT PLAN
Classroom Instruction introduces students to the trucking industry; its regulations, laws, taxes, and standards. It covers a wide range of subjects to strengthen the student’s knowledge in truck driving techniques, maneuvers and safety awareness, HAZWOPER, CDL Prep.
Yard instruction gives students experience operating a tractor- trailer. Driving Range instruction consists of how to couple and uncouple tractor-trailer combination units, perform vehicle inspections, and practice various backing maneuvers. If conditions permit, students will also be introduced to rough terrain maneuvers; a condition prevalent to oilfield operations.
On road instruction introduces the students to varioustraffic situations and roadway systems to develop safe driving techniques. Students apply speed and space management, visual search, communication, shifting techniques, double clutching, progressive shifting, and defensive driving techniques to safely operate a tractor-trailer.
The Oilfield Safety portion of training is designed to assist individuals in preparing to enter a career in the oil and gas, mining, and construction industries. The certifications obtained in this portion of training are quickly becoming the industry standard.
Students will work under the employ of a truck driving company in order to apply the knowledge gained throughout school-based instruction. This portion of training is designed to give the student practical over-the-road driving experience and gain on-the-job training experience.
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: This program is designed for individuals who have no previous tractortrailer experience and want an extensive training program that focuses on safe driving habits and skill development. This program includes classroom instruction designed to help students pass the CDL Knowledge test. This course prepares students for the CDL Skills Test and entry-level employment as a tractor-trailer driver. Students are also able to gain on –the-job experience within the program.