Class A & B Truck Driver Training Begins Oct. 15
September 18, 2012

The next Class A and B commercial truck driver training courses offered by the continuing education division at Wor-Wic Community College will begin in October at the college campus on the corner of Route 50 and Walston Switch Road in Salisbury.

Commercial truck driver training at Wor-Wic is designed to help students learn the skills and knowledge required to take the state examination to earn a commercial driver’s license (CDL). The Class B CDL license enables drivers to operate dump trucks, tankers and other delivery vehicles. The Class A CDL license allows drivers to operate tractor trailers and other large trucks, as well as Class B vehicles.

The orientation session for Class A and B training will be held two weeks prior to the start of classes, on Monday, Sept. 24.

Both classes will begin on Monday, Oct. 15, and will continue to meet Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the college campus. Class B training is six weeks and Class A training is eight weeks.

The training covers classroom, range and road instruction, including basic vehicle control, shifting, backing, docking, engaging safety techniques to avoid incidents, as well as how to manage various driving situations. In addition to vehicle operations, topics include vehicle inspections, trip planning, accident reporting, logging hours of service to meet Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations and handling hazardous materials safely. Class A training also covers coupling and uncoupling and lifestyle issues unique to the long-haul professional driver.

In order to enroll, students must be 18 years old or older with a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. They must pass a DOT physical examination and drug screening, be able to lift 50 pounds and have dependable transportation.

For more information, call (410) 334-2815 or visit the college Web site at