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Milwaukee Area Technical College - Oak Creek Campus

6665 South Howell Ave, Oak Creek, WI 53154

(414) 297-8901 | Alt: (414) 571-4500 | Website

ABOUT THE TRUCK DRIVING DIPLOMA

DESCRIPTION

As a graduate of this eight-week Truck Driving program, you will enter an industry in need of qualified workers. Developing skills related to safety, maintenance and the operation of trucks prepares you for entry-level positions as a local or over-the-road driver. Students have the opportunity to attain Class A CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) as a result of their training.

Currently the need for qualified truck drivers remains high in Wisconsin. The demand for truck drivers is expected to continually increase due to the retirement of current drivers and the increased need for freight-carrying services.

Additional program details: To prepare you to safely operate and maintain tractor-trailer and heavy trucks, the curriculum focuses on teaching driving and backing skills through classroom, lab, range and roadway experiences; online resources also assist with developing skills.

Perform commercial vehicle inspections

Communicate with industry and regulatory personnel

Complete legal and industry related documentation

Plan trips

Perform safe operation of a commercial vehicle

Obtain a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License)

Currently the need for qualified truck drivers remains high in Wisconsin. The demand for truck drivers is expected to continually increase due to the retirement of current drivers and the increased need for freight-carrying services. Long-term drivers interested in running their own business can become independent owner-operators of their trucks.

POSSIBLE CAREERS

Local Truck Driver

Over-the-Road Truck Driver

Owner-Operator of Trucking Business


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