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Central Valley Opportunity Center

6838 Briget Court, Winton, CA 95388

(209) 357-0062 | Website

Truck Driving Program

The Professional Truck Driver Course provides students with the skills and knowledge to qualify to take both the written and skills test administered by the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles and to seek employment as an entry-level commercial truck driver. Classroom and Behind-the-wheel training totaling 165 hours. Students will first attend 40 hours of classroom training covering such subjects as driver qualifications, log books, defensive driving, and job search techniques. At the end of this training, students will be required to pass the written exam administered by the Department of Motor Vehicle (D.M.V.) and obtain their class ‘A’ instructional permit. It is necessary to pass and obtain the instructional permit before proceeding to the behind-the-wheel training phase of the training course. The classroom training is followed by field training which includes both observation and behind-the¬ wheel time. The field training consists of driving in training areas and highway, city, driving with an emphasis on defensive driving. Backing, safety, and emergency procedures area also practiced extensively. The training also consists of DMV skills practicing, DMV road testing and skills/knowledge necessary to qualify to take the behind the wheel skills test administered by the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles. Students must satisfactorily complete theory and practical assignments.


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