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Here's a career with no cubicle, one that lets you travel across the country. It's a career in the transportation industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in commercial truck driving occupations is projected to grow to 1.9 million jobs by 2024.
Professional Truck Driver Training
The 180-hour Professional Truck Driver Training program prepares students for entry level driving positions within the trucking industry.
The program goes beyond preparing students for the State of Missouri or Kansas Commercial Driver's License Class A performance exam. It prepares graduates for a challenging and rewarding career in the trucking industry.
The outcomes of the program are directly linked to the federal guidelines established for ¬entry level drivers, which can be found in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation (FMCSR), and the state guidelines for earning the Class A Commercial Driver's License.
In addition to classroom training, hands-on training is provided to each student to ensure comprehension and skill development of the various CMV operating procedures required by the state.
You can earn $40,000 - $60,000 per year with a certificate and a Class A license.
Most truck drivers find employment in large metropolitan areas or along major interstate roadways where trucking, retail and wholesale companies tend to have their distribution outlets. Some drivers work in rural areas providing specialized services. Career possibilities include:
- Over the Road Driver (OTR Driver)
- Linehaul Driver
- Delivery Driver
- City Driver
- Flatbed Driver/Flatbed Truck Driver
- Pickup and Delivery Driver (P&D Driver)
- 21 years of age
- Have a valid operator's license
- Pass the DOT drug screen and physical
- Meet federal requirements to work in the career field
- A clean motor vehicle report (MVR) driving record
- Be able to attend scheduled classes
This program prepares you for the Missouri or Kansas Commercial Driver's License Class A Operations (CDL-A) exam. Students will learn various parts of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation (FMCSR) that pertain to the vehicle on the roads and highway.
Hours: 180 Fee $5,000