Commercial Truck Driving & CDL Training
The Commercial Trucking Driving Program provides a 170 hour training program that is aligned with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) initiative for truck drivers: compliance, safety, and accountability (CSA). Students will learn the key fundamentals of the CSA initiative that include the (7) Behavior Analysis Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs): unsafe driving, fatigued driving, driver fitness, controlled substances and alcohol, vehicle maintenance, cargo related issues, and crash intervention while completing their training as an entry-level commercial truck driver.
Using late-model equipment representative of that used in the motor carrier industry, experienced instructors licensed by the state of Florida will provide skills training in backing, vehicle inspections, basic control skills, defensive driving in urban and rural traffic, adverse weather, loss prevention, cargo securement, and the transportation of hazardous materials.
All students will participate in a Workplace Readiness Seminar that provides an employment plan that assists students in targeting employment opportunities, resume development, interview techniques, and mastering the online application process. Approximate completion of the Commercial Truck Driving Program is 4 weeks.
All graduates will have developed the skill set necessary to prepare for the Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License Examination and transition into a position as an entry-level driver with their chosen motor carrier. For the convenience of our students, the J-Tech Commercial Truck Driving Program will offer third-party CDL testing to all qualified graduates holding a Florida Driver’s License.
Completing a more comprehensive training program that integrates the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s CSA initiative will allow students to have the right skills for a competitive edge in the interview process. Employers in the industry are seeking drivers that are safety conscious, accountable, and have the knowledge and capacity to ensure compliance with industry regulations. The J-Tech student will have the skill set that employers are looking for and will be better prepared for job placement and career success in the commercial trucking industry.
The J-Tech Commercial Trucking Program offers its students a training environment that offers contemporary technology and course curriculum. Classroom instruction involves interactive training sessions using computer based technology on various topics related to the development of a career as a commercial tractor-trailer driver. All driver training equipment meets FMCSA’s safety standards and regulations, as well as training standards set forth by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.