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East Mississippi Comm College

1512 Kemper St, Scooba, MS 39358

(662) 476-5000 | Website

The Commercial Truck Driving program is an five-week program which prepares the graduate to enter the commercial truck driving industry as an intra-state (short haul) driver for the construction industry. 

- Backing awareness training (into equipment hoppers, into very tight dump spaces/spots, overhead obstacles, etc.)

- Being loaded (via front-end loaders, bucket excavators, overhead storage silos, etc.)

- Safe dumping procedures and full dumping environment awareness and hazards recognition

- Ingress and egress of narrow truck weigh scales, wash pits, etc.

- Hauling 300+ degree material (hot mix asphalt)

- Dumping dirt/gravel materials that tend to shift/bulk during discharge

- Short hauls (requiring much shifting/braking)

- Driving over/through uneven and/or soft surfaces

- Rolling/unrolling trailer cover tarps

- Safe general maintenance that is specific to dump trailers/dump beds Following specific dumping instructions (spotter recognition and communication) Good recognition/understanding of many different materials (aggregates) appearances/properties, and their specific hauling characteristics/tendencies

- General “telematics” (GPS truck management) education

- Electronic logging devices (ELDs) and “Hours of Services” understanding

- Acquiring a Commercial Driving License


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