Truck Driver Training

Truck Driver Training

What you can get

Truck Driver Training
: Certificate Program
 - Eight-Week Program

What it's about

The Truck Driver Training curriculum prepares individuals to drive tractor-trailer rigs. This program teaches proper driving procedures, safe driver responsibility, commercial motor vehicle laws and regulations and the basic principles and practices for operating commercial vehicles.

Jobs available

  • Over the Road Driver
  • Line Haul Driver
  • Pick Up and Delivery Driver
  • Flatbed Truck Driver
  • City Driver

Courses you'll take

The course work includes motor vehicle laws and regulations, map reading, vehicle maintenance, safety procedures, daily logs, defensive driving, freight handling, security and fire protection. Highway driving, training range exercises and classroom lectures are used to develop the student’s knowledge and skills.

What you'll gain

Graduates of the curriculum are qualified to take the Commercial Driver’s License Exam and are employable by commercial trucking firms. They may also become owner/operators and work as private contract haulers. 


Upon successful completion of this course:

1. Students will be able to employ safe driving a tractor-trailer under different environmental conditions.

2. Students will be able to interpret DOT guidelines in order to successfully complete the NC CDL test.

3. Students will be able to create appropriate documents based on knowledge of trucking guidelines.

Admission Requirements: 

The following are admission criteria for applicants to the Truck Driver Training program. Applicants for admission to the TDT program must: 

  1. Attend a mandatory information session. 
  2. Submit completed DCCC Application
  3. Complete the Accuplacer Assessment and achieve an acceptable score of 39 or higher.
  4. Possess a valid Driver’s License.
  5. Possess a valid Class A CDL Learner’s Permit without air break restriction. 
  6. Be at least 18 years of age. Students under the age of 21 cannot drive outside of NC and are not eligible for the Hazardous Materials Endorsement. 
  7. Submit completed pre-enrollment Drug Test Consent Form. 
  8. Provide valid DOT Medical Examination Report form and Certificate as required by the Department of Transportation. 
  9. Provide a Non-Certified Driving Record from the Department of Motor Vehicles for each state in which the applicant has resided during the last 7 years. Record cannot be more than 30 days old at time of registration. 
  10. Turn in Admissions Requirements Check List Form, signed and dated at time of review. 
  11. Eligibility Review – After completing the requirements above, you are responsible for scheduling an Eligibility Review appointment with the Admissions Contact. 

Gainful Employment Data

Truck Driver Training

Melissa Sneed
336-751-2885, ext. 6337

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Upcoming Information Session

Information sessions are mandatory for all new students. Information sessions will be held at both Davidson (Mendenhall Building, Student Success Center) and Davie (Administrative Building) campuses. Times may vary. You do not need to preregister for these sessions.

July 25: 5-8 p.m. | Davidson Campus


2017 Classes

August 15–October 10
Monday through Thursday 8 a.m.–5:20 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
October 16–December 14
Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. – 5:10 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.


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