The Commercial Truck Driving program prepares individuals to drive Class A semi trucks and other commercial vehicles. It includes instruction in operating diesel-powered vehicles, loading and unloading cargo, reporting delays or accidents on the road, verifying loads against shipping records and keeping necessary records. It is designed to give the future driver a complete and thorough knowledge of log books, trip records and the motor carrier safety regulations of the United States Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.
Time Commitment: Four weeks, 160 hours; Classes meet Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Week One: Introduction to the motor carrier, safety regulations and state laws, hours of service and trip planning and inspection.
Week Two: Shifting/Clutching, backing, docking and parking.
Week Three: Over-the-road driving and city driving.
Week Four: City driving, testing and class completion.
Itawamba Community College’s Pathway programs are designed to prepare individuals with the high-performance skills necessary to enter the job market or to transition to an advanced related program at the College. Currently, 18 programs are offered at the ICC Belden Center to equip students to become quality employees. Upon completion of the program of study, students earn a certificate of completion or appropriate credential.