Register Now for Daytime CDL-A Truck Driving Training, Class Starts October 29

By on September 26, 2018
CDL-A Commercial Truck Driver Training

Truck drivers are in high demand. Meet your professional goals and objectives. Start your commercial truck driving career with our CDL-A Professional Truck Driving program.

Register now for a free Truck Driving Information Session at 314-984-7777 to get started.

The Truck Driving program’s comprehensive curriculum provides students with the substantial knowledge and practical skills necessary to become an entry-level over-the-road or local truck driver. Since 2015, we have trained hundreds of students to become safe and responsible drivers. The CDL-A program consists of 200 hours of instruction conducted over 5 weeks (day class) or 8 weeks (evening class). No prior knowledge or experience in truck driving is required. Students will receive ample time behind the wheel learning how to maneuver trucks into parking spaces, advance shifting skills on the driving range, plus drive on city and highway roadways. Backing and driving skills are developed through classroom, lab, range and roadway experiences. The program also covers trucking industry regulations, trip planning, how to complete appropriate safety inspections and paperwork. Upon successful completion of the program, students take the CDL-A exam with the Missouri Highway Patrol to earn their license before starting their new career as a professional truck driver.

This daytime class starts October 29, 2018 and meets Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for 5 weeks.

Apply online for the Professional Truck Driver program.

Call 314-984-7777 to register for a free Truck Driving Information Session.

Eligibility Requirements for Program Registration

  • Must attend a free Truck Driving information session. Call 314-984-7777 to register. Information sessions are held at 9:30 a.m. on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Thursday of each month and at 5 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
  • Valid driver’s license (Missouri or Illinois).
  • Minimum of two years of recent, good driving history.
  • High school graduate or equivalent and at least 21 years old.
  • Obtain a Commercial Learner’s Permit for CDL-A.
  • Complete the online application.
  • Pass DOT physical and drug test within two weeks prior to class start date.
  • WorkKeys assessment scores of reading-4, math-3, and locating information-3.

During the free Truck Driving information session, you will be provided with details regarding the training program options, as well as the following:

  • How to study for and obtain the appropriate commercial learner’s permit prior to class, and what should be included (general knowledge, combination and air brakes, plus the recommended endorsements). Where to obtain a recent driving record for review and approval by the Career Pathway coach.
  • Where to take a WorkKeys Assessment.
  • When to take your DOT physical and drug test (forms and directions will be provided upon paid registration).
  • Funding opportunities to explore, such as Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds available through Career Centers for eligible participants, SkillUp funding for eligible SNAP recipients, apprenticeship program with select employers, and more.

Registration

Please call 314-984-7777 to register for a free information session and complete the online application. Completing the application is not considered a course registration.

Still have questions? Contact Bahi Talundzic, Career Pathway Coach, at 314-644-9786 or italundzic@stlcc.edu. Find out more at http://stlcc.edu/truckdriving

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has held Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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