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.
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
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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.
901 Old Roane Street
Harriman, TN 37748
Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,001 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license. Includes tow truck drivers.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 70,000
Current job openings per year: 9,070