Commercial Drivers License
Western Pacific Truck School’s Tractor/Trailer Operator Program is 160 hours and includes Classroom/Lab and Field/Practical Training (actual driving, backing skills, and observation time). Students are trained on equipment commonly used in the trucking industry. Upon successful completion of our Tractor/Trailer Operator program, and having obtained a Commercial Driver’s License, men and women are prepared to become professional entry-level truck drivers.
COURSE WORK INCLUDES:
- Driving on the open road in highway, city, and heavy traffic conditions
- Safe and efficient operation of various types of tractors and trailers
- Defensive driving techniques, backing, safety and emergency procedures
- In-depth study of DOT safety rules and regulations
- Evaluations and critiques from our team of professional instructors.
Western Pacific Truck School was started in 1977. Founding member Greta Nord helped build a successful company and one of the longest operating truck schools in California. Since its founding in 1977, more than 20,000 students have successfully completed training at Western Pacific Truck School. Greta was also a founding member of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA), the largest association of commercial truck driving schools in the world.
Western Pacific Truck School is a private institution and has approval to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means that the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended). It is owned and operated by Nordic Enterprises, Inc.
Our training programs stress safe and efficient operation of various types or equipment. We emphasize thorough knowledge of Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and regulations.
Western Pacific Truck School is the only truck driving school to be honored with the California Trucking Association’s Fleet Safety Award. We were presented with the Outstanding Business Partner Award in May 2003 by the Central Valley Opportunity Center in recognition of our care and service to our clients.
We offer the following refresher courses.
This covers pre-trip, skills (ally docking, parallel, tight turn, controlled braking, city driving, freeway driving, and shifting.