Commercial Truck Driver Training Begins Feb. 13
January 16, 2006

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

The class will meet Monday through Thursday, Feb. 27 through April 20, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for eight weeks. An orientation session will be held one week prior to the start of classes, on Monday, Feb. 13.

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 the community and continuing education office at Wor-Wic at (410) 334-2815 or (410) 641-4134.