State CIP Code 0649020500
The purpose of this program is to prepare students for a Class “A” Commercial Driver License. This program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the Commercial Vehicle Driving industry: planning, management, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.
The Tractor Trailer Truck Driver course prepares students for entry into the trucking and logistics industry. Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional tractor-trailer driver. Students study vehicle safety, accident prevention, operating regulations, cargo handling, documentation procedures, pre-trip preparation, vehicle inspection, maintenance, service, control procedures, backing, coupling and uncoupling, maneuvering, road and hazardous driving skills, and licensing requirements.
This program meets the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) program requirements. Upon graduation, students are able to schedule CDL Testing at Northwest Florida State College through the Workforce Development Department.