The mission of the Truck Driving Program is to prepare students for “entry-level” employment as tractor-trailer drivers by providing the identified knowledge and performance skills necessary to pass the Commercial Driver’s test. The course consists of 222 hours of intensive classroom and behind-the-wheel training that builds skills in safety practices, operation and maintenance of vehicles and non-vehicle activities in trucking.
Must have a high school diploma or HSE
Must be at least 21 years of age
Must pass Certified Medical Exam required by the Department of Transportation
Must hold a valid Tennessee Driver’s license.
Must submit motor vehicle report establishing no more than two moving violations within the last three years and no DUI or DWI convictions within the last 5 years
Must pass substance abuse test conducted by a TCAT endorsed drug bank.
Note: Learner’s Permits must be obtained no later than the 10th day of class. A second attempt is acceptable; however, the 10th day of class maximum limit is firm.
STUDENTS THAT DO NOT OBTAIN THEIR PERMIT WITHIN THE 10TH DAY OF CLASS TIME LIMIT WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM THE TRUCK DRIVING PROGRAM. SUSPENDED STUDENTS MUST RE-APPLY FOR ENROLLMENT IF THEY DECIDE TO CONTINUE PURSUING THEIR CDL.
550 Alabama Ave.
Memphis, TN 38105
Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight GVW . May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 60,150
Current job openings per year: 1,660