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John D Rockefeller Career Center

80 Rockefeller Circle, New Cumberland, WV 26047

(304) 537-3337 | Website

CDL Program

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT

Pursue a career in CDL Truck Driving. This course consists of 7 weeks of training in the career field of commercial truck driving. Develop skills needed to drive a tractor-trailer safely, efficiently and legally. Receive your CDL License upon successful program completion. New classes begin every 4 weeks!

CDL Truck Driving Program

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT

Pursue a career in truck driving after completing a 7 week CDL program. This course consists of 7 weeks of training in the career field of commercial truck driving. Develop skills needed to drive a tractor-trailer safely, efficiently and legally. Receive your CDL License upon successful program completion.

Virtual Financial Aid Office

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

The JDRCC Virtual Financial Aid Office is here to assist you in planning and preparing for your future. It is our mission to help you with any financial aid questions you may have and be there for any problems you may have along the way. Follow the link below to see the available options and assistance JDRCC has for you.

CDL COURSE INTRODUCTION

The JDRCC truck driving training program is divided into two 5-week periods. The first 5 weeks are described as the range work. Initial training begins with the basic operation of the commercial vehicles. This includes start-up procedures, shifting, coupling and backing rigs. An introduction to “hours-of service” will also be covered, and then re-capped later in the course. Within the first 2 weeks the student should acquire their Commercial Driver’s License permit from the DMV.

The second 5-week period is described as road work. This course focuses primarily on safe commercial vehicle operation on the public roads and highways. Defensive driving techniques, extreme driving conditions, driving proficiency and trip planning are included in this final 5-weeks. The student should also acquire their Commercial Driver’s License which consists of a 3 part test on skills, inspection and road work.

CDL TRAINING PROGRAM TOPICS

Range Course

1. Program orientation; rules, policies and procedures.

2. Control systems and starting procedures.

3. CDL Safety overview: range procedures

4. Double-clutching, up-shift and down-shift techniques.

5. Coupling and un-coupling procedures.

6. CDL Hours-of-service requirements

7. Range work: turns, trailer off-tracking, backing

CDL Road Course

1. Safety overview: smith system®, heavy traffic, extreme driving conditions.

2. Road work: highway, mountain and night drive, scales.

3. Handling cargo, documentation, shipper/receiver ops.

4. Trip planning, size and weight limitations.

5. Entry-level Driver Requirements.

6. Job Seeking

7. Public and Employer relations.

JOHN D ROCKEFELLER CAREER CENTER

Preparing You for a Successful Future

JDRCC offers programs and classes for both adults and high school students. Develop skills needed to start your new career. Adult programs include Practical Nursing and CDL Truck Driving. Student courses include Auto Mechanics, Auto Collision Technology, Carpentry, ProStart, Diesel Mechanics, Graphic Design, Health Occupations, and Welding. Your future starts here!


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