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Spoon River College

1240 S 4th Ave, Canton, IL 61520

(309) 647-2794 | Website

Commercial Driver Training

The Commercial Driver Training (CDT) certificate program is designed to offer individuals basic knowledge of the principles, techniques, and skills necessary for safe, efficient operation of tractor-trailer vehicles. The curriculum includes: CDL permit preparation, hazardous materials training, Department of Transportation federal regulations, logging, and trip planning. Extensive hands-on driving experience both on the range and on the road is also included. The CDT classes ensure the students have a broad-based knowledge of the concepts and skills necessary to become safe, efficient commercial drivers.

Businesses rely on truck drivers for the delivery and pickup of goods. Even if goods travel in part by ship, train or airplane, trucks carry nearly all goods at some point in their journey from producer to customer. Drivers report equipment that is inoperable, missing or loaded improperly to the dispatcher. The length of each transport may vary. Local drivers may provide daily service for a specific route, while other drivers travel throughout various regions of the country. This program is part of the Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career Cluster.

Employment Opportunities

- Over-the-road driver

- Long distance driver

- Local delivery driver

- Fleet service technician

- Fleet manager

- Trucking dispatcher

Enrichment Opportunities

‚ÄčThe Commercial Driver Training program provides internship and on-the-job training for students. Some of the companies providing enrichment opportunities include:

Dot Foods

Star Transport

Werner Enterprises

Roehl Transport

Curry, Inc.


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