Truck Driver Training

TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING

COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE (CDL)

Companies are experiencing a shortage of drivers. PDCCC’s professional truck driving program consists of classroom instruction, various backing maneuvers, equipment and safety checks and on-the-road training. This comprehensive 160-hour program not only provides the skills you need, it also includes lifetime free job placement assistance to graduates and lifetime refresher training.

What is the employment outlook for a career in Commercial Driving?

Employment of heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average of all occupations. As the economy grows, the demand for goods will increase and more truck drivers will be needed to keep supply chains moving. -Bureau of Labor Statistics

What credentials can I earn through PDCCC’s program?

PDCCC’s Truck Driver Training program prepares you for the CDL license test for either the CDL Class A or CDL Class B.

What is the difference between CDL Class A and CDL Class B?

CDL Class A, you can drive any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 pounds or more if the vehicle(s) being towed has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of more than 10,000 pounds. Vehicles in this class include Tractor-trailer, Truck and trailer combinations, and Tractor-trailer buses. If you hold a class A license and you have the correct endorsements, you may also operate vehicles listed in Class B.

CDL Class B, you can drive any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more. Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more towing another vehicle with a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or less. This class includes Straight trucks, Large buses, Segmented buses, Trucks towing vehicles with GVWR of 10,000 pounds or less.