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Truck Driver Training

Want to travel the country and get paid for it? The Truck Driver Training program will prepare you to drive tractor-trailer rigs and teach you the basic practices for operating commercial vehicles.

Truck Driver Training prepares individuals to drive tractor-trailer rigs. This program teaches proper driving procedures, safe driver responsibility, commercial motor vehicle laws and regulations, and the basic principles and practices for operating commercial vehicles.

The coursework includes motor vehicle laws and regulations, map reading, vehicle maintenance, safety procedures, daily logs, defensive driving, freight handling, security, and fire protection. Highway driving, training range exercises, and classroom lectures develop the student’s knowledge and skills.

Graduates of the curriculum are qualified to take the Commercial Driver’s License Exam and gain employment with commercial trucking firms. They may also become owner-operators and work as private contract haulers.

Truck Driver Training Information Packet

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Convenient Schedule

Day and evening classes are offered. The day class runs 8 weeks and the evening class runs 10 weeks. Inclement weather may affect the daily schedule.

The Truck Driver Training class is 434 hours with approximately 80% on the range/road and approximately 20% hours in the classroom including online learning. Students will need access to a computer, laptop or tablet to complete the course.

Registration Information

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Search and register available classes below. If the class date you are interested in is no longer available email us at truckdriver@cfcc.edu to be put on the waiting list. Include your full name, email address, phone number and class you want to be put on the waiting list for.

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To ensure you are prepared for class, follow these instructions .

  1. It’s not necessary to obtain your CDL A Permit or complete your DOT Drug Screen before registration. You’re encouraged to register at your convenience to secure a spot in the upcoming class.
  2. For optimal timing, undergo your DOT Drug Screen within the 2-3 week window before your class begins, but not earlier than 30 days before the start date.
  3. Lack of a CDL Class A Permit or DOT Drug Screen Results on the first day or evening of class gives you the choice to either apply for a refund here or request a transfer to a subsequent class.

Day Class Schedule (8 Weeks)
Required class hours are Monday – Thursday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Optional additional backing practice is 7 am – 8 am Monday – Thursday. Further explanation will be provided on the first day of class.

Class Dates
May 6 – June 28, 2024 (Monday-Friday Schedule)
July 1 – August 26, 2024 (Monday-Thursday Schedule Begins)
August 28 – October 23, 2024
October 28 – January 3, 2025
January 6 – March 3, 2025
March 5 – April 30, 2025
May 5 – June 30, 2025
July 2 – August 27, 2025
September 2 – October 27, 2025
October 29 – January 7, 2026
Evening Class Schedule (10 Weeks)
Required class hours are Monday – Thursday, 5:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Optional additional backing practice is 4:30 – 5:30 pm Monday – Thursday. Further explanation will be provided on the first night of class.

Class Dates
June 24 – September 3, 2024
September 9 – November 15, 2024
February 12 – April 23, 2025
April 28 – July 8, 2025
July 14 – September 22, 2025
September 24 – December 4, 2025
Program Requirements
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a valid NC Driver’s License
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English well enough to converse and follow directions of law enforcement
Items Needed and Steps to Be Completed
Required Documents Needed by the First Day/Night of Class

  • Obtain your CDL Class A Permit with Tanker Endorsement: Study sections 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and Tanker in the DMV Driver’s Manual. Take the following multiple choice tests at the DMV: General Knowledge, Combination Vehicles, Air Brakes and Tanker Endorsement.
  • DOT Physical: Schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider or local urgent care for a DOT Physical. Be sure they give you a copy of the physical along with the Medical Certificate page. We recommend any Medac location.


  • DOT Drug Screen: Visit your local urgent care & ask for a DOT 5 Panel Drug Screen. We recommend any Medac location. This is in addition to your physical. It is not the urine sample taken at the time of your physical. DO NOT go less than 7 days prior to the start of class. Results MUST be received by the start of class in order to stay enrolled.
  • DMV Driving Record: Download/Screenshot your non-certified DMV Driving Record AFTER you’ve passed your permit tests.

Once you’ve completed the above, send copies of all these documents AND your Driver’s License to truckdriver@cfcc.edu or fax them to 910-362-7494 .

If these documents are not received by the start of class you will not be permitted to begin class. You will be transferred to the following class or can request a refund.

For a 100% refund, requests must be received before class starts.

Registration Fee $1090.00
DOT Physical and Drug Screen (Drug Screen must be completed within 30 days prior to first day of class)
Any local provider (regular doctor or Urgent Care)
$100 & up
Class A CDL Permit w/ Tanker Endorsement
Non-Certified Driving Record
(non-certified copy @ www.ncdot.org/dmv)
North Campus Bookstore
Check North Campus bookstore for pricing.
Textbooks and Materials
  • Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas
  • Federal Motor Carriers Safety
  • Two (2) Drivers Daily Logbooks
  • Tractor-Trailer Driver Training Manual
  • HOS Handbook
  • Vehicle Sizes & Weight Handbook

*Prices are subject to change. Please check North Campus bookstore for pricing.
*Each student is required to have all books with them daily

Textbooks can be purchased at the CFCC Bookstore online or in person. Visit cfcc.edu/bookstore for more hours and location information.

Additional Items Needed

  • Book Bag
  • Clipboard / Desk–Mate
  • 6” ruler
  • Small Calculator
  • Rain Suit
  • Work Gloves
  • Flashlight
Have additional questions? Need help with the next steps?

Join us the first Wednesday of every month from 3 – 4 pm at North Campus in the NA Building, Room 229.

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