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James Rumsey Technical Institute

3274 Hedgeesville Rd, Martinsburg, WV 25401

(304) 754-7925 | Website

CDL CLASS A

9 WEEK PROGRAM

30 HOURS OF TRAINING PER WEEK

CDL CLASS B

2 1/2 WEEK PROGRAM

30 HOURS OF TRAINING PER WEEK

Tractor-trailer driver training at James Rumsey Technical Institute is an intense 9-week training program. The major component of the class is hands-on learning. During the first 4 to 5 weeks, students gain experience on our unique driving range. Students then advance to road work for an additional 4 to 5 weeks of driving.

Class hours are 8:00 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students work in the classroom approximately four hours a week. During class time, the student is given lessons on Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, size and weight requirements, hours of service requirements, cargo securement, inspection procedures, trip planning, CSA 2010, and employer relations.

Because of state support for this program, the cost (approximately $3,500) to students is low compared to programs of this type and quality. In addition, students completing this program have an excellent success rate in passing the state CDL performance exam.

Interviews for potential students are conducted on Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. at the Driving Range. No appointment is necessary. However, a certified copy of your driving record is required at the time of the interview. See website for more info.

If you are not within commuting distance, inexpensive lodging is available in our dorms.

Our program exceeds the minimum requirements for entry level drivers as set by the FMCSR. Students will get a minimum of 80 hrs behind the wheel.

CURRICULUM

DRIVING RANGE

Pre-trip CDL Inspection

Gear shifting—Double Clutch Method

Coupling Tractor to Trailer

Cargo Securement, van and flatbed

Straight Line Backing

Range Driving—with strategic maneuvers through various obstructions

Spotting (parking) Trailers

Right Turns & off-track training

45˚ Backing & parallel parking

Range Test

CLASSROOM

Entry-Level Driver Training

Defensive Driving Skills and Techniques

Hours of Service Regulations

Weight Distribution and Scaling Procedures

FMCSA Compliance Training

CSA 2010 Regulations

Trip Planning and Navigational Skills

Visits by recruiters from our various trucking companies.

ROAD DRIVING

Interstate Driving Techniques

4-Lane Highway

2-Lane Secondary

City & Town Driving

Congested Traffic Driving Skills

CDL Preparation

Inspection

Skills

Driving

CDL Test

Mountain Driving Procedures

Night Driving Procedures

Loaded Trailer

Warehouse

Docking (ship/receive)

COURSES OF STUDY

CDL Class A

9260A Truck Driver Training I

9283A Truck Driver Training II

9011A Work-Based Integration & Transition

CDL Class B

9316A CDL- Class B


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