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  • *November 10th, 2014*
  • November 17th, 2014
  • *November 24th, 2014*
  • December 8th, 2014
  • *December 22nd, 2014*
  • * Denotes Class B Only course
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    Class B CDL Training Program

    Class B CDL training consists of 20 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of road and field instruction. With a total of 60 hours, the student is well prepared to begin a career in the trucking industry.

    Truck Driver Classroom Hours

    Classroom hours for truck driver training consists of orientation, log book training, and specials features of the straight truck, as well as vehicle inspection and brake inspection check.

    Handling your straight truck portion of the truck driver training course covers vehicle start up, shut down and operation. The student also learns basic safe driving techniques, speed and space management, right and left turns, backing, parking, communicating with others on the road and special concerns.

    Hazards, emergency truck maneuvers and accidents are topics also covered in classroom training with emphasis on entering and exiting roadways, city and night driving and driving in extreme weather. The driver training student is given accident guidelines and learns emergency maneuvers, skid control and how to deal with hazards on the roadway.

    Customer relations and cargo handling are also important topics covered in the classroom.

    Tri-State CDL Training Center also provides its students with interactive training using Keller's SAFE.Sim™ Truck Driving Simulator. This innovative driver training tool puts the student behind the wheel and challenges them to drive through a virtual world of busy interstate highways, narrow two-lane highways, bustling city streets and dangerous mountain roads, providing them with "real-life" driving experience.

    Truck Driver Field Training

    The remainder of the Class B CDL training time is spent learning the pre-trip inspection on the vehicle and the different maneuvers needed to pass the Registry of Motor Vehicles Test. Once the student feels confident and the Tri-State instructor feels that the student is handling the equipment properly, the student then moves out onto the public roadways to complete their truck driving course.

    Contact us today to find out about a truck driving career.