Tractor-Trailer Upgrade Course

TRACTOR-TRAILER UPGRADE COURSE (160 CLOCK HOURS)

  • COUNTY TRAINING GRANTS (WIOA, BVR, BWC, TAA)
  • PAYMENT PLAN

CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION 

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.

PRETRIP THEORY 

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

TUITION: $4,695

SCHEDULE

Full-time Schedule – 4 Weeks; CDL Classroom Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM;

CDL Yard & Road Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Start Date Expected Graduation Date Holidays
4/23/21 5/14/21 None
5/14/21 6/7/21 Memorial Day
6/7/21 6/25/21 None
7/12/21 7/30/21 None
7/30/21 8/20/21 None
8/20/21 9/13/21 Labor Day
9/13/21 10/1/21 None
10/1/21 10/22/21 None
10/22/21 11/12/21 None
11/12/21 12/6/21 Thanksgiving
12/3/21 12/27/21 Christmas Eve

*Expected Graduation Date is the student’s graduation date if perfect attendance is maintained.