Truck Driving Schools in California

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Truck driving schools in California courses are over 4 weeks and 160 hours and covers topics in basic operations, safe operating practices, advanced operating practices, vehicle maintenance, & non-vehicle activities. Within each section, California truck driving schools students will cover topics on control systems, vehicle inspections, basic control, shifting, backing, coupling & uncoupling, visual search & communication skills, speed & space management, safe operating procedures, vehicle systems, transporting cargo, hours of service, documentation regulations, accident procedures, trip planning, maintenance, public relations, & extreme conditions.

This program meets minimum requirements established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) & is based on the FMCSA “Model Curriculum”. Part of California truck driving schools program is dedicated to vehicle inspection as well as flatbed and specialized hauling. Mountain driving and grade level training are also accomplished. Students will be prepared to obtain a California Commercial Driver’s License with all endorsements, which include: Combinations, Air brakes, Doubles-Triples, Tankers, and Hazardous Materials. This program meets the needs of students with no prior knowledge or experience in truck driving.

Commercial bus driver’s courses run by truck driving schools in California are over 8 weeks and 160 hours and are designed to introduce the students to the procedures & skills found in the school bus & commercial bus driving industries while preparing each individual to obtain a commercial bus driver’s license with or without a school bus (SPAB) certification. The program covers topics in basic operations, safe operating practices, advanced operating practices, vehicle maintenance, & non-vehicle activities. Within each section, students will cover topics on vehicle control systems, vehicle pre-trip inspections, basic control, railroad crossings, shifting, backing, visual search & communication skills, speed & space management, documentation regulations, accident procedures, trip planning, public relations, & extreme conditions. This program exceeds the minimum hourly training requirements set by the State of California and the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Upon graduation, students will receive a California class B commercial bus driver’s license with all endorsements, which include: Passenger, Air brakes, & California Highway Patrol school bus (SPAB) certification.

California truck driving schools operate their own Freight Company and partners with various other companies to incorporate “Real World” trucking into each training program. Students will have the opportunity to work with actual freight as part of their training. California truck driving schools provide various financing options. They accept payment for educational expenses in the form of agency funding, third party sources, loans or outside scholarships. Student funding through agency and other third party sources is based on continued funding from Federal and State government agencies.

Trainees who have limited or no funding available to them through the Federal, State or alternative loan programs may apply for an institutional loan through Advanced Truck Driving School.

JOB PLACEMENT: California truck driving schools works with a large number of “Local” and “Over the Road” companies to provide job placements to all the graduates. Every graduate is guaranteed continuous/ongoing job placement assistance.

ACCREDITATION: * Member Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA), California Trucking Association (CTA), California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS), Better Business Bureau of Central California, Chamber of Commerce – Visalia, Fresno & Porterville. * Approved by Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Veterans Administration (VA).

Professional Truck Driver Training Course: This course is over 4 weeks and 160 hours and covers topics in basic operations, safe operating practices, advanced operating practices, vehicle maintenance, & non-vehicle activities. Within each section, students will cover topics on control systems, vehicle inspections, basic control, shifting, backing, coupling & uncoupling, visual search & communication skills, speed & space management, safe operating procedures, vehicle systems, transporting cargo, hours of service, documentation regulations, accident procedures, trip planning, maintenance, public relations, & extreme conditions. This program meets minimum requirements established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) & is based on the FMCSA “Model Curriculum”. Part of this program is dedicated to vehicle inspection as well as flatbed and specialized hauling. Mountain driving and grade level training are also accomplished. Students will be prepared to obtain a California Commercial Driver’s License with all endorsements, which include: Combinations, Air brakes, Doubles-Triples, Tankers, and Hazardous Materials. This program meets the needs of students with no prior knowledge or experience in truck driving.

Training in a 6-speed truck, 27 ft. long trailer. Includes 25 hours of private behind the wheel training. $40.00 per extra hour is charged if needed. Time will be spent in practicing the brake system inspection, walk-around inspection, backing and parking for DMV, street and freeway driving. Study material for the written test is provided, if needed. Includes 2 trips, with a tractor-trailer, to the DMV for a behind the wheel test, if needed. Training is provided in a 2 axle, 6-speed tractor, air brakes, over 26,000 lbs. Instruction covers the air brake system inspection, street and freeway driving, backing and parking. California truck driving schools students will be taken to the DMV, with the truck, for the behind the wheel test, as many times as necessary. About 99% of graduates are able to find employment in the current job market. Employers are constantly approaching the school looking for qualified truck drivers. There are more requests for truck drivers than graduate students.

June 27, 2012 |

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