Truck Driver Training
The Truck Driver Training curriculum prepares individuals to drive tractor-trailer rigs. This program teaches proper driving procedures, safe driver responsibility, commercial motor vehicle laws and regulations and the basic principles and practices for operating commercial vehicles.
The course work includes motor vehicle laws and regulations, map reading, vehicle maintenance, safety procedures, daily logs, defensive driving, freight handling, security and fire protection. Highway driving, training range exercises and classroom lectures are used to develop the student’s knowledge and skills.
Graduates of the curriculum are qualified to take the Commercial Driver’s License Exam and are employable by commercial trucking firms. They may also become owner/operators and work as private contract haulers.
- Over the Road Driver
- Line Haul Driver
- Pick Up and Delivery Driver
- Flatbed Truck Driver
- City Driver
- Truck Driver Owner/Operator
- Private Contract Hauler
Will I be taught using a manual or automatic?
We train on both. You can elect to train and road test with an automatic transmission however it will result in a restriction on your CDL which will prohibit you from driving a tractor-trailer with a manual transmission. The trucks that we use for field training are equipped with manual transmissions so you will be using those for field practice but can use a truck with automatic transmission for all road driving.
Do you offer job placement?
We do not offer job placement, however, we do have different recruiters that come in and speak to the class at scheduled times.
Davidson-Davie Community College provides innovative and equitable learning experiences to empower individuals, transform lives, and prepare students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global community.
Davidson-Davie Community College opened in 1963 as the Davidson County Industrial Education Center. Like other industrial education centers chartered in the 1950s and consolidated under the Community College Act of 1963, this center was designed to equip adults with the skills needed to move from an agricultural to a manufacturing-based economy. When the William E. Sinclair Building opened on a 22-acre site in 1963, 125 students were enrolled in vocational and technical programs and 51 students in adult education and service programs. In 1965, the institution was chartered as Davidson County Community College (DCCC). The Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees were added to the existing Associate in Applied Science degree, diploma, and certificate offerings.