Truck Driving

About

The Truck Driving program prepares students to pass the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) test. The program includes instruction in Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, as well as, logging procedures required by DOT and the trucking industry. The course provides actual experience in backing, driving on secondary roads, interstate roads, highways, and city streets. Students may apply to the program without their CDL permit, but MUST obtain a CDL Class A permit prior to the start date of their class from the Tennessee Department of Safety.

Class Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8 AM to 2:30 PM

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Part Time
Typical Program Length 2 Months
Clock Hours 222
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate
Total Tuition/Fees $1,909.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $271.00
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Truck Driving222Certificate

All of the below documents must be submitted together with the general requirements to accept your application
  • Complete a Department of Transportation Physical (DOT Physical)—A DOT physical examination must be conducted by a licensed “medical examiner”. To schedule this you may contact your primary care provider to schedule an appointment but be sure you request a DOT physical since it is specific to the industry. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) form called the Medical Examination Report for Commercial Driver Fitness Determination is used for the DOT physical and does evaluate if an individual is physically qualified to drive a motor vehicle. In some cases a Skill Performance Evaluation (SPE) Examination may be required with the DOT physical. For more information please refer to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration at http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/.
  • Provide a copy of valid Class A Permit.
  • Provide a copy of valid drivers license

Note: applicants must be at least 21 years of age by Truck Driving program start date. 

Program Start Date End Date Training Days
Jan 3, 2019 Feb 26, 2019 37
Feb 27, 2019 April 25, 2019 37
May 1, 2019 June 21, 2019 37
June 24, 2019 Aug 27, 2019 37
Sept 3, 2019 Oct 25, 2019 37
Oct 28, 2019 Dec 20, 2019 37

Campus Locations

Main Campus
1100 Liberty Street
Knoxville, TN 37919

Job Duties

Drive a light vehicle, such as a truck or van, with a capacity of less than 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight GVW , primarily to deliver or pick up merchandise or to deliver packages. May load and unload vehicle.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 20,690

Current job openings per year: 2,310

Curriculum/Courses

First Trimester: 
TRK 0001 Worker Characteristic
TRK 1010 Orientation
TRK 1020 Map Reading
TRK 1030 DOT Regulations and Logging
TRK 1040 Sbst Abse & Bld Borne Pathogen
TRK 1050 Vehicle & Vehicle Comp Orient
TRK 1060 Safety
TRK 1070 Couple and Uncouple
TRK 1080 Backing
TRK 1090 Road Driving
TRK 1100 Weather and Road Conditions
TRK 1110 Public Relations
TRK 1120 Freight Documents
TRK 1130 Cargo Handling
TRK 1140 General

Instructors

James Wilkins
865-637-7040

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