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Richland Community College

1 College Park, Decatur, IL 62521

(217) 875-7211 | Website

Richland’s Truck Driver Training Program offers:

- “Class A” Commercial Driver Training (Tractor Trailer) – for individuals with little or no experience

- “Class B” Commercial Driver Training (Straight truck) – for individuals with little or no experience

- Refresher Programs – for individuals that have had or still have a CDL and need training to get back to work

- Truck Company Customized Training

- Driver problem areas

- Log Book Refresher Training

- Help on backing with proper instruction

- Proper inspection of vehicles

The Class “A” Program

Day and night classes are offered to gain the class “A” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Approved by the Illinois College Board, this course offers seven (7) hours of professional/occupational skill college credits. A certificate will be awarded upon completion.

The program can be completed in four (4) weeks by attending full time, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The part-time evening program can be completed in eight (8) weeks, Monday through Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thirty (30) hours of home study is required during the program.

The Richland Community College truck driver program works with many trucking companies that will pre-hire students. The fact is, truck driving is one of the few occupations where students who complete training are almost certain to go to work immediately. Most students receive several job offers prior to completion of their training. Employment assistance is offered through Richland Community College’s Truck Driver Training.

Students may register at any time. Full-time classes start every month. Part-time classes start periodically. Training is scheduled around holidays and interruptions caused by weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Highlights of the Class “A” license program

Designed for individuals with little or no commercial driving experience, the program includes:

Department of Transportation Physical

Department of Transportation rules and regulations

Log books and map reading

Trip planning

Complete vehicle training to prepare you for an entry-level job in the trucking industry.

Illinois Secretary of State-administered Class A road test


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