Tractor-Trailer Upgrade Course (160 Hrs)
TRACTOR-TRAILER UPGRADE COURSE (160 CLOCK HOURS)
- APPROVED FOR GI BILL® BENEFITS FOR ELIGIBLE VETERANS
- COUNTY TRAINING GRANTS (WIOA, BVR, BWC, TAA)
- 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.
Students will be taught about pre-trip inspection as a class. The classroom instructor will go over the basics of a pre-trip inspection and introduce the class to the routine inspection and parts of the truck.
YARD & ROAD INSTRUCTION
Yard instruction consists of teaching students how to properly maintain their equipment, couple and uncouple tractor-trailer combination units, perform vehicle inspections, and practice various backing maneuvers to advance the student’s skill level. Road instruction introduces the students to various traffic 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.
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS: 160 HRS
TOTAL PROGRAM COST: $5,495
GLTDS DOES NOT ACCEPT CASH. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE BY CREDIT, DEBIT, CHECK, MONEY ORDER, ETC.
Effective February 1, 2022, anyone making payments with a credit or debit card will be charged a 3% card processing fee.
Full-time Schedule – 4 Weeks; Scheduled Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM;
*Expected Graduation Date is the student’s graduation date if perfect attendance is maintained.
|Start Date||Expected Graduation Date||Holidays|
|01/02/2023||01/24/2023||Martin Luther King Day (1/16)|
|06/05/2023||06/30/2023||Memorial Day (5/29)|
|06/26/2023||07/25/2023||Independence Day (7/3 & 4)|
|08/28/2023||09/25/2023||Labor Day (9/4)|
|10/30/2023||11/28/2023||Thanksgiving (11/23 & 24)|
|11/20/2023||12/19/2023||Thanksgiving (11/23 & 24)|
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