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Truck Driver Training

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Effective Fall 2014. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
TDT111 Role of Commercial Trucking in Supply Chain Management Credit Hours: 4.00
Introduction to the commercial truck driving and transportation industry. Includes an overview of supply chain management and relevant importance of the transportation industry in America. Also includes federal and state rules and regulations, careers in trucking, over-the road performance expectations, professional communications, healthy lifestyles, money management, and tools for a successful career
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Information: Admission to the Truck Driver Training Program is required prior to registration.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TDT116 Basic Vehicle Operations-Coach/Transit Bus Credit Hours: 3.00
Information to prepare the trainees to pass the Commercial Driver License (CDL) exam and obtain a Class "B" permit with a "P" passenger endorsement. Includes CDL preparation, driving conditions, pre-trip inspection, air brakes, map reading, hours of service, backing, and transporting passengers.
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Information: Admission to the Truck Driver Training Program is required prior to registration.
Offered: Spring, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TDT117 Basic Driving Maneuvers - Coach/Transit Bus Credit Hours: 3.00
Techniques for the inspection and safe operation of a coach or transit bus. Includes pre-trip inspection, backing, basic control of left and right turns, progressive shifting, space and speed management, visual search and communication, defensive driving, and hazard perception.
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Information: Admission to the Truck Driver Training Program is required prior to registration.
Offered: Spring, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TDT118 Basic Vehicle Operations and Commercial Driver's License Req Credit Hours: 5.00
Basic methods of safely operating a combination vehicle. Includes the operation of the air brake system, coupling and uncoupling a tractor and trailer, cargo handling including hazardous materials, proper method of conducting a pre-trip inspection, completion of braking maneuvers, and trip planning. Also includes familiarization of the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) regulations, hours of driver service, and all Commercial Driver's License (CDL) requirements, managing a professional driver life, managing speed effectively, and road and weather condition response.
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Information: Admission to the Truck Driver Training Program is required prior to registration.
Offered: Fall.
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TDT119 Basic Driving Maneuvers – Class A CDL Credit Hours: 3.50
Demonstration and skill development of basic maneuvers of driving a combination vehicle. Driving proficiency development including control, backing, visual search, shifting, turning, space and speed management, and hazard perception. Successful completion of this class should prepare trainee for Commercial Driver's License (CDL) skill examination.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of TDT 118 with a grade of C or better.
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Information: Admission to the Truck Driver Training Program is required prior to registration. A valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) permit will meet the prerequisite for TDT 118.
Offered: Fall.
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TDT120 Truck Driver Training Refresher Credit Hours: 3.50
Overview of Truck Driver skill requirements. Includes all range and road skills with instruction in control, backing, visual search, shifting, turning, space and speed management, and hazard perception.
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Information: Valid Commercial Driver's License and Department of Transportation physical and drug screen are required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
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TDT122 Safety Awareness in the Transportation Industry Credit Hours: 4.00
Essential awareness of commercial motor vehicle safety. Includes proper daily vehicle inspections and systems analysis, cargo securement, identifying driving hazards and safe driving techniques, emergency maneuvers, and accident procedures. Also includes regulating agency presentations, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator (AED), and first aid training and certification.
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Course Corequisites:
Information: Admission to the Truck Driver Training Program is required prior to registration.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.