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Truck Driver Training

[Truck Driver Training Video Transcript]

Program Options and Length:

Possible Jobs and Career Paths:

  • Over the Road Driver
  • Line Haul Driver
  • Pick Up and Delivery Driver
  • Flatbed Truck Driver
  • City Driver
  • Truck Driver Owner/Operator
  • Private Contract Hauler

Salary Information:

Students will learn to:

  • Employ safe driving of a tractor-trailer under different environmental conditions
  • Interpret Department of Transportation (DOT) guidelines in order to successfully complete the NC CDL test
  • Create appropriate documents based on knowledge of trucking guidelines
  • Take the Commercial Driver’s License Exam

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
  • Classroom lectures

Admission Requirements:

Frequently Asked Questions:

We offer classes 5 times per year.  They are typically offered in January, March, May, August and October. 

We currently only offer the 8 week course that is taught from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

We no longer require you to attend information sessions prior to registration.

You will contact Melissa Sneed 336-751-2885 ext 6337 or you can email Melissa at msneed8486@davidsonccc.edu.

To register for the class you will contact Melissa Sneed at msneed8486@davidsonccc.edu. Once you contact Melissa you will be given information about how to proceed with the registration process and an appointment will be made for the registration date.
You will need to have your Class A permit, DOT Physical and payment when you register.

Yes, you will need to bring your Class A Permit, DOT Physical and Payment. You will also need to be sure that the NC Residency Determination Application and Application to DCCC are completed prior to registration.

  1. Complete the North Carolina Residency Determination (Required for all NC Community Colleges).
  2. Submit Application to DCCC (In the term block for January or March enter spring/year. If you are interested in the May class enter summer/year. If you are interested in August or October class enter fall/year.
The TDT program at DCCC lasts 8 weeks.
You will be trained and tested at DCCC. Several of the instructors at DCCC are certified third party examiners with the NCDMV and are authorized to conduct your CDL tests. You will not have to take the final test at the DMV.
We train on both. You can elect to train and road test with an automatic transmission however it will result in a restriction on your CDL which will prohibit you from driving a tractor trailer with a manual transmission. The trucks that we use for field training are equipped with manual transmissions so you will be using those for field practice but can use a truck with automatic transmission for all road driving.
We do not offer job placement, however we do have different recruiters that come in and speak to the class at scheduled times.

The program is not covered by financial aid, however there are other options for you concerning your payment. You can contact Melissa Sneed at msneed8486@davidsonccc.edu for more information on scholarship information or 3rd Party assistance such as WIOA or NC Works.

Yes, you may be able to use your VA benefits to pay for the class. Please contact Melissa Sneed  at msneed8486@davidsonccc.edu for more information.
Yes, you can take the class at 18 as long as you have passed the required test for the Class A permit. You will not be allowed to drive out of state until you are 21.
The hours for the class are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
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