Apply Now for Class B Commercial Truck Driver Training

By on July 18, 2016
Class B CDL Truck Driver Training

Ever wonder what it takes to be a professional truck driver? Everything you need to know, including over 15 hours of driving experience using Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) trucks, is available to those who qualify. Tuition costs $1,555 and is WIOA eligible. Please register with your local Missouri Job Center and speak with a Career or Training Representative to see if you qualify for tuition to be paid by WIOA.

  • Earn your Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL-B) in 2 weeks
  • License will have tanker endorsement and no air brake restriction
  • Jobs are plentiful, and usually related to the construction industry, heavy highway maintenance, or delivery of goods
  • No prior experience necessary
  • Experienced staff, low student-to-teacher ratio
  • MoDOT will interview all completers of this program. Several job openings are expected.

The CDL-B Truck Driving program is a two-week program which prepares the graduate to safely operate heavy trucks with air-brakes. Students will rotate through a combination of classroom, maneuvers on a driving range, as well as, several hours of road driving. The course covers such areas as safety, DOT rules and regulations, pre-trip inspections, map reading, handling of paperwork, cargo handling, highway driving and metro driving.

If you are interested in this training opportunity, please complete the following steps:

1. Complete the online application.

2. Once you’ve completed the application, call 314-984-7777 to schedule and attend a Required Orientation and Permit Test Prep Session.

  • Attendance at one of the information sessions is required
  • Information sessions are held weekly through mid-August.

You must complete all eligibility requirements before you can register for class groups starting July 25, August 8, August 22, and September 6, 2016.

Eligibility requirements include (but not limited to):

  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • At least 18 years old
  • Hold a valid Missouri Driver’s License (not accepting Illinois residents at this time) for at least 1 year
  • Have a good driving record
  • Pass permit exam and pay for permit after attending the required orientation and permit test prep session (see above for dates)
  • Be able to pass a drug screening and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) physical before the start of class (after passing your permit exam)

WorkKeys Assessment Levels required for the Class B CDL Truck Driving Program in the following areas:
Reading for Information – 4, Applied Mathematics – 3, Locating Information – 4

The following may disqualify applicants for admission:

  • Any alcohol-related violations on motor vehicle record in the past five-seven years
  • Recent felony convictions or criminal background with repeated offenses
  • Failure to pass a drug screen or US DOT physical
  • Mental or physical impairment. All applicants and students must be able to fulfill certain essential functions.

These functions are the requirements of the Truck Driver Program that students must master to successfully participate in the program and become employable in the trucking industry.

Minimum essential functions for students in the Truck Driver Program:

  • All applicants and students must possess the physical strength, manual dexterity and visual capacity to perform all technical procedures and properly operate a heavy vehicle.
  • Students must be able to communicate in an effective manner. Students will be required to read and comprehend written material, as well as write reports. In addition, all students must be able to verbally communicate effectively with clients and coworkers.

CDL-B Truck Driving Program FlyerTrain locally to earn your Class-B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL-B) in this two-week program that includes classroom instruction and over 15 hours of driving experience using Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) trucks.

This is an accelerated job training program designed to provide quality instruction on a short-term basis so that students can quickly move into the workforce.

About Rene Dulle

Rene Dulle is a Program Manager for St. Louis Community College - Workforce Solutions Group. Her expertise includes collaborating with community and employer partners and leveraging grant opportunities to develop workforce training programs that lead to jobs with livable wages. She has managed a variety of educational programs with a focus on the transportation industry, renewable energy, and environmental sustainability. Rene holds a B.S. in Environmental Science, specializing in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability, from Oregon State University, and a MBA from Saint Louis University. She currently serves on the OneSTL regional initiative to reduce energy and emissions, and is an active committee member of the St. Louis Regional Freightway.

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