Commercial Truck Driver Training Begins Feb. 12
January 24, 2007

The next “Commercial Truck Driver Training” course offered by the continuing education division at Wor-Wic Community College will begin in February at the Holly Center in Salisbury.

The class will meet Monday through Thursday, Feb. 26 through April 19, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., for eight weeks. An orientation session will be held two weeks prior to the start of classes, on Monday, Feb. 12.

Truck driver training offered by Wor-Wic covers classroom, range and road instruction, including basic vehicle control, shifting, backing, docking, coupling and uncoupling, 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, handling hazardous materials safely and lifestyle issues unique to the professional driver.

Students who successfully complete the course can take the state exam to earn a Class A CDL, with air brakes, combinations, doubles/triples, tankers and hazardous materials endorsements.

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 100 pounds and have dependable transportation.

For more information, call (410) 334-2815 or (410) 641-4134.