Truck Driving Program
The demand for Class A tractor/Trailer drivers is at an all time high. Many of our nation’s carriers are hiring recent graduates and offering tuition reimbursement. While we cannot quote first year earnings, as they vary considerably among carriers, it appears as though the opportunities for growth and advancement within the transportation industry are unlimited.
It is our desire to introduce top quality Superior Drivers Institute graduates into the transportation industry.
For those seeking a new and significant career… Seeking the freedom and independence that professional drivers enjoy… then this is the career for you.
The program is designed to prepare the student for the Commercial Driver License written and road test administered by the Tennessee Department of Safety.
The program is structured into three elements:
- Classroom – 60 hours
- Driver Skills – 50 hours
- Road Training – 50 hours
- Superior Drivers Institute is authorized for operation as a post-secondary education institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Superior Drivers Institute, please visit www.tn.gov/thec and click on the Authorized Institutions Data link under Recent Reports at the bottom of the screen.
Superior Drivers Institute offers placement assistance to graduates who successfully complete the program.
Placement assistance includes:
- Assisting students in application preparation
- Interview coaching
- Identify and contact prospective employers
- Arrange interviews with area based prospective employers.
For those that qualify there is grant money available for residents of Tennessee. These grants do not have to be paid back. For credit approved applicants, tuition loans should be available through your local financial institutions.
The CDL Class 'A' program is designed to prepare the student for the Commercial Driver License written and road test administered by the Tennessee Department of Safety in just 4 weeks.
This program is structured into three elements:
Classroom – 60 hours
Driver Skills – 50 hours
Road Training – 50 hours
The first segment, Classroom, is designed to give each student an understanding of his coming role within the transportation industry. It is of primary importance for a student to identify responsibilities to self, to family, to the motoring public, and a future employer, as well as to the State and Federal agencies which govern the transportation industry. A significant portion of classroom training is designed to aid the students in passing the knowledge section of the Commercial Driver License (CDL) examination. This consists of a comprehensive analysis of all aspects of the Tractor/Trailer systems and operation. In addition, the student will come to understand driver qualifications, hours of service limitations, and driver wellness (proper nutrition, avoiding sleep deprivation and the harmful effects of drug and alcohol use).
The second segment, Driver Skills training, is designed to give the student various required operational skills, as defined in Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation 49 CFR 383.113, utilizing the type of vehicle that the student expects to operate (tractor and 53' van trailer). The primary goal is to develop the student's ability to maneuver the vehicle within confined areas.
The third segment, Road Training, is designed to further enhance the student’s driving skills on the open road. Again, the necessary skills are outlined in Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation 49 CFR 383.113 and include such skills as speed and space management, hazard perception, emergency maneuvers, and skid control and recovery.
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