Curriculum

CDL CLASS A COURSE

The following is a list of subjects covered in the semester/trimester class for high school students:

  • Intruduction to Trucking
  • Utilizing the Commercial Driver License Manual for permit studies
  • Control Systems
  • Vehicle Systems
  • Transportation Technology
  • Vehicle Inspections
  • Basic Control
  • Shifting
  • Backing and Docking
  • Coupling and Uncoupling
  • Sliding Fifth Wheels and Tandems
  • Preventive Maintenance and Servicing
  • Recognizing and Reporting Malfunctions
  • Communication
  • Visual Search
  • Space Management
  • Speed Management
  • Night Driving
  • Extreme Driving Conditions
  • Skid Control
  • Hazard Awareness
  • Railroad Crossings
  • Emergency Maneuvers
  • Accident Procedures
  • Handling Cargo
  • Cargo Documentation
  • Special Rigs
  • Hours of Service
  • Trip Planning
  • Transportation Security
  • Public Relations and Job Search
  • Driver Health, Safety, and Security
  • Whistleblower Protections
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability

Our classroom training utilizes the PTDI recommeded text. We combine theory with lived experience to give a robust educational experience!