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Vincennes University

2175 South Hoffman Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46241

(317) 381-6029 | Alt: (800) 742-9198 | Website

Tractor trailer driver training is available in Vincennes (812-888-5150) and Indianapolis (317-381-6029). Additional training locations available upon request.

The Tractor trailer driver training course is a 6 week, 240 hour certificate program which includes:

Commercial Motor Vehicle Operations

- CDL Rules and Regulation

- Driver Qualifications

- Hours of Service

- Map Reading

- Hazmat Endorsement Preparation

- NSC’s DDC-PTD Course

Preventive Maintenance

- Air Brakes Systems

- Pre-trip Inspection Criteria

- Engine Operation

- Transmissions and Differentials

- Suspensions Systems

- Trouble Shooting

- Basic Control Skills

Coupling/Uncoupling

- Straight Line Backing

- Parallel Parking

- Alley Docking

- Backward Serpentine

- Road Driving

Daylight and Night Driving

- Loaded Trailers

- A Variety of Terrain

- City Driving

Entry Requirements

To be accepted for enrollment, you must:

- Be 18 years of age

- Pass a DOT physical exam

- Pass drug screen

- Have a valid Indiana driver’s license

- Read, write, and speak English

- Have a high school diploma or GED (in progress)

- Pass a minimum of 3 knowledge exams administered by BMV

Students will be graded on all class work and training exercises. An 80% average must be achieved on all work to be eligible for course completion. Students are expected to attend all class meetings. Missed class work must be completed for a certificate of course completion to be awarded.

Financial Aid

Students who are unemployed through down-sizing or factory lay-offs may be eligible for funding through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Information concerning this funding is available through the county WorkOne offices. High school seniors are offered this training through several high school vocational career programs.


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