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Truck Driver Training

Effective Fall 2021. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
TDT116 Basic Vehicle Operations – Class B Commercial Driver’s Credit Hours: 3.00
License Basic methods of safely operating Class B straight truck and and bus vehicle. Information to prepare the trainees to pass the Commercial Driver License (CDL) exam. Trainees to obtain a Class "B" permit including tanker and hazardous materials endorsement, with optional training to obtain a "P" " passenger endorsement. Includes CDL preparation, proper method of conducting pre-trip inspection, driving conditions speed management, backing, air brakes, tanker, hazardous materials, and transporting passengers. Familiarization with map reading, hours of service, and United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) regulations.
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Information: Admission to the Truck Driver Training Program is required prior to registration.
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TDT117 Basic Driving Maneuvers-ClassB Credit Hours: 3.00
Basic Driving Maneuvers – Class B Commercial Driver’s License Demonstration and skill development of basic maneuvers for operating a Class B straight truck or bus commercial vehicle Perform 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. Successful completion of driving and hazard perception. Successful completion of this class should prepare trainee for Commercial. Information; Admission to the Truck Driver Training Program is required prior to registration.
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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.
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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.
Course Corequisites:
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.
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