Truck Driving


The Truck Driving Program prepares individuals to build skills in safety practices, operation, vehicle maintenance, and non-vehicle activities associated with truck driving.  Instruction includes the operation of vehicles on the interstate, on two-lane highways, in the city, backing and maneuvering.  Also included are recordkeeping, and performing pre-trip/post-trip inspections and defensive driving.

The course is structured to emulate, as closely as possible, the normal day to day accountabilities of an over the road truck driver. The course is organized and developed to provide training in the following areas: Orientation, organization, vehicle orientation, skill proficiency including; safety, pre/post trip inspections, backing, coupling/uncoupling, road driving (interstate, secondary roads and city). General knowledge skills to include; CDL driving skills, map reading, trip planning, DOT regulations, state regulations, endorsements, logging, substance abuse and blood borne pathogens, weather and road conditions, freight documents, cargo handling, worker characteristics and job search.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length
Clock Hours 222
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate
Total Tuition/Fees $2,883.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $924.00

Program Credentials

Students must be eighteen (18) years of age, pass the medical exam required by the Department of Safety, and be in possession of a CDL permit prior to getting behind the wheel of TCAT tractor/trailers.

Campus Locations

ThreeStar Extension Campus
901 Old Roane Street
Harriman, TN 37748


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Map Reading
DOT Regulations and Logging
Substance Abuse and Blood Borne Pathogens
Vehicle and Vehicle Component Orientation
Couple and Uncouple
Road Driving
Weather and Road Conditions
Public Relations
Freight Documents
Cargo Handling


Class A CDL
Class B CDL

Books and Supplies Lists


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