Truck Driving/CDL Program
Career Training in the Transportation Industry
Eastern's truck driving program offers career training in the road transportation industry. The program provides up to 160 hours of instruction, including at least two weeks of on-the-road training in a big rig, and prepares trainees to pass West Virginia's CDL Learner's Permit and the state's CDL Licensing exams.
Program graduates qualify for entry-level employment immediately upon obtaining their Class A CDL.
Students receive a total of 160 hours of instruction, divided into two units (2 weeks each):
Component 1: Classroom Theory and Application (Up to 80 Hours as needed)
Component 1 introduces students to the most important and essential concepts for professional truck drivers:
transporting hazardous materials
regulations affecting the industry
repair & maintenance
map reading & trip planning
Component 2: Road/Range Skills (80+ Hours)
Component 2 gives learners the opportunity for hands-on practice of essential tractor-trailer road driving skills, including these and other techniques and maneuvers:
basic control skills
road driving skills
straight line & serpentine backing skills
coupling & uncoupling skills
driving on two-lane & four-lane highways, interstates (Corridor H), city streets & rural roads
fuel conservation methods
Many students can qualify for financial assistance in the form of state grants through the Workforce Development.
Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College
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