Commercial Truck Driving

Commercial Truck Driving

This Commercial Truck Driving program prepares individuals to drive trucks and other commercial vehicles. It includes instruction in operating diesel-powered vehicles, loading and unloading cargo, reporting delays or accidents on the road, verifying loads against shipping records, and keeping necessary records. CCC’s Commercial Truck Driving Program is an eight-week program that prepares students to drive tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles. The program is a combination of classroom and actual road driving that includes Department of Transportation rules and regulations, safety, proper shifting, logbooks, preparation of paperwork, map reading, and cargo handling.

Each student logs a minimum of 20 contact hours of driving time with various loads, road, and driving conditions. Students are required to pass the DOT Commercial Driver Written Examination and obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

Commercial Truck Driving Class I           140 Clock hours

Commercial Truck Driving Class II          140 Clock hours

COMPLETION AWARD: Certificate in Commercial Truck Driving

In addition to the current positive job outlook, the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected that the employment of heavy and tractor-trailer truckers will continue to grow through the year 2022. The BLS estimates an 11% positive change in employment numbers from 2012-2022. This increase is attributed to the fact that the recovering economy will continue to demand more materials, goods, and foodstuffs, increasing the need for truckers to provide transportation. Although the BLS predicts that rising fuel prices may drive some industries to seek rail transportation over trucking, most goods will continue to be transported by trucks. Trucking offers greater flexibility concerning scheduling over long distances and higher efficiency than rail transport over short distances. Thus, the demand for qualified and dedicated truckers will continue to rise in both the short and long term, offering truckers a positive job outlook.

Solomon Gray, Instructor
Commercial Truck Driving
662-621-4214
sgray@coahomacc.edu