Truck Driving

About

The Truck Driving program prepares students to pass the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) test. The program includes instruction in Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, as well as, logging procedures required by DOT and the trucking industry. The course provides actual experience in backing, driving on secondary roads, interstate roads, highways, and city streets. Students may apply to the program without their CDL permit.

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 2 Months
Clock Hours 222
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate
Total Tuition/Fees $1,603.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $403.50

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Truck Driving222Certificate

  • Complete TCAT Application for Enrollment online
  • Complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online – the website is www.studentaid.gov; TCAT Morristown school code is 013891.
  • Complete and submit a Department of Transportation Physical (DOT Physical)—A DOT physical examination must be conducted by a licensed “medical examiner." To schedule this, you may contact your primary care provider to schedule an appointment but be sure you request a DOT physical since it is specific to the industry. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) form called the Medical Examination Report for Commercial Driver Fitness Determination is used for the DOT physical and does evaluate if an individual is physically qualified to drive a motor vehicle. In some cases a Skill Performance Evaluation (SPE) Examination may be required with the DOT physical. For more information please refer to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration at http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/.
  • Provide a copy of a valid drivers license.

Campus Locations

Hawkins County Extension
323 Phipps Bend Road
Surgoinsville, TN 37873

Job Duties

Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,001 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license. Includes tow truck drivers.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 70,000

Current job openings per year: 9,070

Curriculum/Courses

First Trimester: 
TRK 0001 Worker Characteristic
TRK 1010 Orientation
TRK 1020 Map Reading
TRK 1030 DOT Regulations and Logging
TRK 1040 Substance Abuse and Blood Borne Pathogens
TRK 1050 Vehicle and Vehicle Component Orientation
TRK 1060 Safety
TRK 1070 Couple and Uncouple
TRK 1080 Backing
TRK 1090 Road Driving
TRK 1100 Weather and Road Conditions
TRK 1110 Public Relations
TRK 1120 Freight Documents
TRK 1130 Cargo Handling
TRK 1140 General

Books and Supplies Lists

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