CDL Training Course Overview
The 20-day CDL (commercial driver’s license) Training Course teaches students procedures and techniques through hands-on experience and classroom theory. Through Midwest Technical Institute’s CDL training, students will learn how to correctly and safely perform required skill standards and be trained for an entry-level truck driver position.
The CDL classes will help prepare the student to pass the state licensing exam and obtain a Class A CDL with the issuing state. The CDL course provides the student knowledge of the issuing state’s CDL, driver safety, air brakes, combination vehicles, log books, trip planning, public and employee relations requirements.
Upon meeting completion requirements of the course, the student will receive a certificate of completion.
MTI also offers a Professional Truck Driving Program which prepares students for a career as a truck driver through a comprehensive 20-week training program.
CDL TRAINING CLASSES
Week 1: Classroom
• State CDL Knowledge
• Driving Safety
• Air Brakes
• Combination Vehicles
• Log Books
• Trip Planning
• Public and Employee Relations
Week 2-4: Range, Road & Remedial
• Reading and Interpreting Control Systems
• Pre-trip Vehicle Inspections
• Post-trip Vehicle Condition Reports
• Shift Execution
• Backing, Parking and Docking Procedures
• Coupling and Uncoupling Trailers
• Managing and Adjusting Vehicle Speed
• Managing and Adjusting Vehicle Space Relations
• Identifying Potential Driving Hazards
• Performing Emergency Maneuvers
• Identifying and Adjusting to Extreme Driving Conditions
• Planning Trips and Recording & Maintaining Hours
CDL Training at Midwest Technical Institute
There are a lot of career paths for commercial truck drivers, from local jobs to part-time opportunities. CDL classes at MTI can prepare students for entry-level truck driver positions. The CDL Training Course is a combination of classroom instruction where students learn the state CDL manuals, and behind-the-wheel training on the range where they will practice driving maneuvers. Students will also gain experience on the open road, preparing them for the real-world experience of driving a truck. Instructors are experienced professionals who offer hands-on training, teaching students how to correctly and safely perform the required skill standards necessary for an entry-level truck driving position.
The MTI truck driving school at the Springfield, MO campus prepares students to pass the state licensing exam and obtain a Class A CDL license with the issuing state. The CDL Training Course provides the student knowledge of the issuing state’s CDL, driver safety, air brakes, combination vehicles, log books, trip planning, public and employee relations requirements.
Midwest Technical Institute History
Midwest Technical Institute is a year-round school providing vocational training in mechanical trades and allied health career fields where job growth is expected.
MTI was founded in 1995 in Lincoln, Illinois. Since opening its doors, MTI has achieved many milestones, including receiving national accreditation for its course offerings, and expanding our programs and courses beyond the original welding program. For more information about our history, visit our Springfield, IL campus history page.
MTI has always taken great pride in touching the lives of students by giving them the hands-on workforce training they need to be successful. After over twenty years and thousands of students, that goal has remained the same.
For more information on MTI’s history, check out this episode of Imagine America Radio with MTI co-founders Brian Huff and Mike Casper, who discuss their journey from welders to school owners.