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Chesapeake College

1000 College Circle, Wye Mills, MD 21679

(410) 822-5400 | Website

COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE PROGRAM

CDL CLASS-A LICENSE

This license is required for vehicles greater than 10,000 lbs. with an articulating trailer. This training option is ideal for those interested in driving tractor trailers locally, regionally, or over the road. Student will receive training to test for the following license endorsements: Tankers, Doubles & Triples, Passenger, and School Bus (additional fees may apply). All classes take place at the Wye Mills Campus.

he purpose of the college program is to teach prospective professional drivers safe driving practices, proper handling of equipment, good customer relations, and other related areas of instruction critical to their success in the trucking industry. Content was developed with recommendations from professional drivers, supervisors, safety personnel, and industry executives who recognize the need for properly trained drivers.

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Program Objectives:

To prepare students for employment in the trucking industry.

To provide students with the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes that will facilitate advancement in the trucking industry.

To serve the trucking industry with a quality program of instruction.

Evaluation Standards:

There will be an evaluation on each skill taught. We also measure your attitude, judgment and coordination. Accumulative grade point averages (GPA) are calculated from all grades earned. GPA’s are issued to students at the mid-point of the program and at the end of the final session.

Equipment

The college has 4 student driving tractors and trailers. Four trailers are 48’ x 96’. Preventative maintenance is scheduled regularly and equipment is updated every four to five years.

Facility

Your driving experience will begin at this site. Before driving on public roads, you are required to perform driving exercises such as shifting and moving the truck through a series of maneuvers. Road exercises include operating the vehicle in a variety of traffic situations. Instructors evaluate your performance to determine your readiness to advance to more challenging traffic patterns. Instructors may determine you are not able to continue a road driving session. If they do, they will drive the vehicle back to the range.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete the following in order to graduate from the program

-Attend a minimum of 230 regularly scheduled hours of training

-Successfully complete all classroom assignments

-Successfully complete all range assignments

-Successfully complete all road assessments

-Earn an overall GPA of 80% or higher

-Pass the Commercial Driver License Skills Exam at the Motor Vehicle Administration

CDL CLASS-B LICENSE

This license is required for vehicles greater than 26,000 lbs. without a trailer. This training option is ideal for those interested in driving passenger buses (including school buses), dump trucks, or straight trucks. Student will receive training to test for the following license endorsements: Tankers, Passenger, and School Bus. All classes take place at the Wye Mills Campus.


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