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Heartland Community College

211 E Madison St, Pontiac, IL 61764

(815) 842-6777 | Website

Prepare for a career in commercial truck driving

Are you looking for a career and not just another job? Consider becoming a professional truck driver. Heartland Community College’s Truck Driver Training Program will open the door to a lifetime of job opportunities. All types of truck driving jobs are widely available for those with a commercial driver’s license (CDL).

No previous experience is required.

Our 160 hour Truck Driver Training course prepares you to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License. The first week prepares you for the CDL Learner’s Permit. The remaining three weeks are behind the wheel training. At the end of the course, you will take a Class “A” License road test, administered by the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office.

The course covers the following topics to prepare you as a professional truck driver:

- Endorsement preparation

- State and federal regulations

- Log books

- Map reading and trip planning

- Complete vehicle training

Instruction includes classroom lecture, demonstration and behind-the-wheel experience in a Class “A” vehicle.

We have four priorities at Heartland Community College:

promoting student success

serving as a community resource

ensuring resource stewardship

modeling effective communication, collaboration and transparency

At our campuses in Normal, Lincoln and Pontiac, we strive to provide accessible, innovative learning opportunities that enrich our community, and in our degree and certificate programs, we work to ensure student achievement of the College's Essential Competencies.


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