Truck Driving

About

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.

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 2 Months
Clock Hours 222
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate
Scholarship/TN Promise Eligible Yes (see Financial Aid)
Total Tuition/Fees $1,396.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $334.00
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Program Options

Option NameHoursCredentials
Class A - CDL222Certificate

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.

Campus Locations

Main Campus
550 Alabama Ave.
Memphis, TN 38105

Job Duties

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.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 60,150

Current job openings per year: 1,660

Salary Range

$33,800
to
$53,800

Instructors

Lynn Rimes
901-543-6164
Letta Williams
901-543-6177

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