You’re an independent person with career goals that take you across the States. You like the open road, and at the touch of a button and turn of a wheel, you enjoy controlling big pieces of machinery. Truck driving is a great career — the pay is good, and the job market is open for qualified, certified drivers. C.D.L. Training Services & Consulting, Inc. at Muskegon Community College is proud to offer a high-quality training school to help make you the best on the road. As a student you will learn all of the important skills and rules for becoming a Certified Commercial Truck Driver with a Class ‘A’ license.
We offer Basic and Advanced CDL Training. The Basic Training is a 4 week (160 hour) class where you will study & prepare for DOT regulations and log books; training to obtain CDL permit and thorough instruction in map reading, trip planning, yard and road vehicle handling.
The Advanced CDL Training is a 5 week (184 hour) class where you will study all of the Basic CDL training, in addition to Compliance Safety: CSA 2010, Defensive Driving, Fire Safety, and Hazardous material compliance & handling.
Classes begin almost every four weeks. Call to find out when the next class begins. The advanced class is now eligible for benefits through the Veteran’s Administration. Call to learn if you qualify.
This is what you will learn:
|Classroom||Yard and Road Skills|
|CDL Permit Study||Couple – Uncouple|
|Highway Watch||Straight Backing|
|Job Procurement||90-Degree Backing|
|Log Book, Hours of Service||Parallel Parking|
|Map Reading, Trip Planning||Blindside Backing|
|DOT Regulations||Shifting & Double Clutching|
|Night Operations||Hazard Perception|
|Extreme Driving Conditions||Uphill/Downhill techniques|
|Railroad Crossing Safety||Entrance & Exit Ramps|
|Accident Reports||Lane Changing|
|WorkKeys® Assessments||Space Management|
|CPR/Basic First Aid||Day and Night Driving|
|Maintaining Balance||Skid Control Experience|
|Secretary of State Class “A” Skills Test|
|City, Rural, and Intrastate Driving|
For information about registering, program cost, and financing options, contact:
Michelle Taylor, CDL Coordinator
C.D.L. Training Services & Consulting, Inc.