Truck Driver Training

Truck Driver - Fast Track Program

About this course

About Instructors

Frank Prado

11 years teaching experience Extremely patient and compassionate Able to clearly provide easy to understand instruction Extensive knowledge of all current motor vehicle laws and regulations Possesses CDL for 14 years

Truck Driver - Fast Track Program

20 hours each module - 1 week

Course Description

Our course is for students who  have driven in the past and need to refresh their driving skills.

 

These are the modules you may choose from:

Truck Driver Fast Track 1 - Introduction, Control and Vehicle Systems, Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection (Theory – 13 hours, Lab – 7 hours)

 

In this course the student will complete an introduction to the Truck Driving industry.  They will learn about engine controls, primary and secondary controls. Identify and describe the acceptable operating range for the vehicles instruments, what is required to monitor vehicle oil, coolant and electrical systems, identify and describe warning devices.  Also, they will learn about the Vehicle systems.  Identify the key parts of a tractor – trailer, and how they function.  The student will also learn how to perform accurate and efficient Pre-Trip Vehicle inspections.

 

Truck Driver Fast Track 2 - Coupling and Uncoupling, Preventive Maintenance, Refrigeration

(Theory: 11 hours, Lab: 9 hours)

 

In this course the student will learn about Coupling and Uncoupling, tractor alignment, backing procedures, trailer securement, trailer – tractor connections and landing gear retraction and securement.  Also, they will learn about Preventive Maintenance. The different types of maintenance and maintenance requirements under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs).  Also this module will focus on the different aspects of Refrigeration.

 

Truck Driver Fast Track 3 - Accident Procedures, Extreme Driving Conditions, Hours of Service (Theory: 18 hours, Lab: 2 hours)

 

In this course the student will learn about accident procedures.  The preventability guidelines and fire procedures when in an accident.  They will also learn about extreme driving conditions. Operating in adverse driving conditions including snow, ice,  cold and hot temperatures.  Plus, the challenges of mountain driving.  The last topic to be covered in this module will be “Hours of Service”.  The 11 hours driving rule, 14 hours’ duty limit, mandatory break provision, 60-hour/7-day and 70-hour/8-day and Driver’s record of duty status /electronic logging device (ELD).

 

 

Frank Prado

Rosadelia Ramos

9 years teaching experience Compassion and patience, encouraging and motivating Able to clearly provide easy to understand instruction Has the ability to teach driving to both first time drivers as well as first time commercial drivers in both English and Spanish.

Teresa Garcia

Truck Driver Fast Track 4 –Special Rigs, Personal Health and Safety, Public and Employer Relations, CSA  (Theory: 19 Hour - Lab: 1 hours)

 

In this course the student will learn about Special Rigs, Multiple articulation vehicles, oversize, low-clearance, and high center-of-gravity vehicles, Unstable loads (tankers and livestock haulers), and Reefers (refrigerated trailers).  Plus, the student will learn about personal health and safety, including stress management, driver fatigue, and the prohibitions and regulations addressing the use and abuse of alcohol and drugs.  As a student getting ready for employment in the real world, we will go over Public and Employer relations, the image of the trucking industry, good customer relations, job requirements and how to apply for a job. Also in this module students will learn what CSA is and how it affects your professional driving career.

 

 

Truck Driver Fast Track 5: Basic Control, Hands On visual, Communication, Shifting, Backing, Rail Road Crossing (Theory: 3 hours - Lab: 17 hours)

 

In this course the student will learn about Basic Controls, such as starting, warming up, and shutting down the engine of a tractor-trailer. They will learn how to put a tractor-trailer into motion, how to stop a tractor-trailer, how to straight line back up and how to turn a tractor-trailer.  The student will also learn the importance of continually scanning your entire sight area, how to adjust and use their vehicle’s mirrors.  Other topics that we will cover in this module will be Shifting, Backing up principles and rules, and Rail Road Crossing.

 

15 years experience in the trucking industry Able to clearly provide easy-to-understand instructions in both Spanish & English Extensive knowledge of all current motor vehicles laws and regulations Possesses clean driving record Excellent customer service

Truck Driver Fast Track 6: Night Driving, Speed Management, Space Management, Hazard Perception, Emergency Maneuvers, Skid Control and Recovery  (Theory: 2 hours - Lab: 18 hours)

 

In this course with student will learn the different aspects of night driving, speed management, space management, hazard perception, emergency maneuvers, skid control and recovery.  Every topic will go over the driver’s role, effective driving procedures and advanced how’s and whys.

 

Truck Driver Fast Track 7: Handling Cargo, Cargo Documentation, Security of Cargo

(Theory – 17 hours, Lab -3 hours)

 

In this course the student will learn the importance of properly handling cargo, the principles and methods of cargo securement, principles of weight distribution, and safe loading responsibilities.

 

Truck Driver Fast Track 8: Diagnosing and Reporting Malfunctions, Trip Planning, Hazardous Materials, Basic Business Practices for Truck Drivers. (Theory – 19 hours, Lab – 1 hour)

 

In this course the student will learn how to diagnose, troubleshot and report vehicle malfunctions.  Also, the student will learn the important aspects of Trip Planning, having up to date paperwork, selecting a route, estimating time, trip expenses, fuel use and fuel stops. Hazardous Materials will be another topic in this module. The student will learn what is a hazardous material, the proper way to fill out Hazmat shipping papers, loading and unloading hazmat.  To close the module, we will cover Basic Business Practices for Truck Drivers

 

Truck Driver Fast Track 9: On the Road training

(Lab: 20 hours)

 

In this course the student will spend 20 hours on the road.

 

 

Prerequisites

• Must be 18 and over

• Have a valid motor vehicle record (MVR);

• Have no current MVR convictions of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs;

• Good driving record

• Obtain a Ten Year DVN Printout – ($5.00 at your local DMV Office)

• No more than two moving violations in the last 36 months

• Pass a D.O.T. physical exam

• You'll need to be a minimum of 21 years old if you intend to:

o Drive across state lines.

AND/OR

o Transport HAZMAT materials.

 

 

Day Course

1 week per module

20 hours

Monday to Thursday

8:00 am to 2:45 pm

 

 

Special Note: The difference between Truck Driver Certificate I and Truck Driver Certificate II is

 

 

  •    Truck Driver  Certification I
    • 160 hours (Theory – 66 hours, Lab / Rode Time – 94 hours)
    • 8 Modules
  • Truck Driver Certification II
    • 240 hours (Theory – 102 hours, Lab / Rode time – 138 hours)
    • 12 Modules
    • Module 7 – Handling Cargo, Cargo Documentation, Security of Cargo
    • Module 8 – Diagnosing and Reporting Malfunctions, Trip Planning, Hazardous Materials, Basic Business Practices for Truck Drivers.

 

 

Night Course

1 week per module

20 hours

Monday to Thursday

6:00 am to 10:15 p.m.

 

 

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