Truck Driving


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.

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

* Skills day class times are 8 AM to 5 PM.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Part Time
Typical Program Length 2 Months
Clock Hours 222
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate
Total Tuition/Fees $1,959.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $344.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Truck Driving222Certificate

  • Complete Application for Enrollment online
  • Complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online – the website is  and our school code is 004025.
  • Complete and submit 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
  • Provide a copy of valid drivers license
  • Provide a copy of valid Class A permit.
Trimester Program Start Date End Date Training Days
Spring 2023 Feburary 1, 2023 March 28, 2023 32
Spring 2023 February 28, 2023 April 26, 2023 32
Spring 2023 April 3, 2023 May 25, 2023 32
Summer 2023 May 3, 2023 June 23, 2023 32
Summer 2023 June 1, 2023 July 27, 2023 32
Summer 2023 July 5, 2023 August 23, 2023 32
Summer 2023 August 1, 2023 September 27, 2023 32
Fall 2023 September 5, 2023 October 24 2023 32
Fall 2023 October 2, 2023 November 21, 2023 32
Fall 2023 October 30, 2023 December 20, 2023 32

Campus Locations

Main Campus
1100 Liberty Street
Knoxville, TN 37919

Job Duties

Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,001 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license. Includes tow truck drivers.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 70,000

Current job openings per year: 9,070


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

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