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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.

Note: Certain convictions (if convicted within the last 5 years) can prohibit entry to the program.

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 394 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. Registration is open until class reaches maximum capacity. Students can register:

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

NOTE: If you do not have your CDL Class A Permit AND your DOT Drug Screen Results by the 1st day YOU WILL NOT be able to drive or participate in lab hours! (Please note: DOT Drug Screens cannot be more than 30 days old.)

Day Class Schedule
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Monday – Friday | 8 Weeks

Class Dates
April 26 – June 21, 2023
June 26 – August 21, 2023
August 23 – October 18, 2023
October 23 – December 19, 2023
January 8 – March 4, 2024
March 11 – May 3, 2024
May 6 – June 28, 2024
July 1 – August 26, 2024
September 3 – October 28, 2024
Evening Class Schedule
5:30 to 10:30 p.m.| Monday-Friday | 10 Weeks

Class Dates
June 5 – August 15, 2023
August 21 – October 30, 2023
November 3 , 2023 – January 25, 2024
January 29 – April 5, 2024
April 8 – June 17, 2024
June 24 – September 3, 2024
September 9 – November 15, 2024
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 for the First Day of Class
Copies of the following must be emailed to truckdriver@cfcc.edu before the start of class. Keep your original.

  1. Long Form Physical and DOT Medical Certificate
  2. Drug Screen Results
  3. DMV Driving Record
  4. NC Driver’s License
  5. Class A CDL Learner’s Permit with Tanker Endorsement
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A high school diploma or GED is not a requirement for enrollment to this program!

Violations that prohibit entry into the program
Charges of distribution, selling or manufacturing of drugs involving a vehicle automatically prohibits individuals from obtaining a CDL.

If convicted within the last five years.

  • Felony drug possession charge
  • License Suspension
  • Refusal to take a chemical test
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Careless and reckless
  • More than three (3) moving violations
Registration Fee $690.00 (increasing to $890 beginning Jan. 2023)
DOT Physical and Drug Screen (Cannot be more than 30 days old)
Any local provider (regular doctor or Urgent Care)
$100 & up
Class A CDL Permit w/ Tanker Endorsement
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
Steps to Be Completed Prior to Class Start Date
  1. DOT Physical and DOT Drug Screen: Obtain “Long Form Physical” and Medical Certificate. Drug screening results are to be emailed to truckdriver@cfcc.edu by your medical facility. (Please note: The DOT drug screen cannot be more than 30 days old.)
  2. Obtain a Class A CDL Permit: To obtain a Class A CDL Permit: Study sections 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and Tanker endorsements in the North Carolina Commercial Driver’s Manual. The following test must be passed by 80% or higher.

    A. General Knowledge
    B. Combination Vehicles
    C. Air Brakes
    D. Tanker Endorsement
    X – Interstate Non-Exempt

    North Carolina Driver’s License, Social Security Card, and DOT Medical Card must be presented at DMV

  3. Driving History Record: A non-certified copy may be obtained online @ www.ncdot.org/dmv for the cost of $10.00 or you can fill out this DL-DPPA-1 form and mail in. Allow ten working days to receive your record. Print your history after your CDL permit has been issued. It must show on your driving history record. This record must be within the last 30 days.
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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