Truck Driving Schools Michigan

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Michigan truck driving schools training packages: Class A, or Class B – for experienced drivers only. This is for individuals who have extensive experience backing a combination vehicle and shifting a split speed transmission or Class B applicants who have backing and standard transmission experience. The object of this training package is to provide minimal instruction for commercial driving. This program consists of 4 hours of one-on-one instruction in vehicle pre trip inspection, range and road maneuvers. Price includes truck rental and CDL Skills Test fees. Cost of tuition $775

Michigan truck driving schools training package B – Class A or Class B. This course is for individuals who have prior experience backing a combination vehicle and shifting a split speed transmission or Class B applicants with little or no experience. The object of this training package is to provide individuals with minimal instruction for commercial driving. This program consists of 2 x 4 hour sessions of one on one instruction in vehicle pre trip inspection, range and road driving maneuvers. Price includes vehicle rental and CDL Skills Test fees. Cost of tuition $1025

CDL Training Package C – Class A or Class B This course is for students of Michigan truck driving schools who have minimal experience backing a trailer and shifting a standard transmission or Class B applicants with no experience. The object of this training package is to instruct individuals who need moderate commercial training. This program consists of 3 x 4 hour sessions of one on one instruction in pre trip inspection, range and road driving maneuvers. Price includes truck rental and CDL Skills Test fees. Cost of tuition $1450

CDL Training Package D – Class A This training package is for students with little or no commercial driving experience. The object of this training package is to instruct individuals who need extensive commercial drivers training in a Class A CDL vehicle. This program consists of 4 x 4 hour sessions of individual instruction in pre trip inspection, shifting, splitter and clutch operation, trailer coupling and uncoupling, log books, range maneuvers and over the road driving instruction. Price includes vehicle rental and CDL Skills Test fees. Cost of tuition $1725

Equipment used in Michigan truck driving schools for the class A instruction is a tandem axle, Volvo – GMC Detroit Diesel with air brakes and a road ranger 9 speed split shift transmission. The trailer is a 48 foot, tandem axle box trailer. Class B vehicle is a 24 foot box truck, air brakes, single axle, diesel engine with a 6-speed standard transmission.

Truck drivers’ training includes: • Pre-trip inspections – internal and external. Memory aid included. • Basic Vehicle control skills – short alley dock, straight line dock, forward stop, left and right turns. • City Driving – Intersections, left and right turns, railroad crossings. • Highway Driving – Highway entrance and exit, divided and undivided highways, two, four and five lanes. • Post trip inspections. • Speed Management and space management. • Coupling and uncoupling. • Practical backing. • Driving sleeper cabs and day cabs. • Hooking 48 and 53 foot trailers. • Classroom focused on – 11 and 14 hour rules, 70/60 hour rule, daily recap, trip planning, route planning time management, reading atlas, securing cargo, weight distribution, load distribution.

Also included: • National Safety Council of America’s Defensive Driving Course. • Michigan Center for Decision Driving (skid pad).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: • Possess a valid Michigan Drivers License. • You will need a Temporary Instruction Permit (TIP) from your local Secretary of State office. • You will need to get a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam and drug screen.

PAYMENT OPTIONS: • Consumer loans – Integrity offer a variety of loans. • Tuition reimbursement – Most of the companies Integrity works with offer Tuition Reimbursement. Pay for your tuition upfront and the company you work for will reimburse you in monthly installments. • Approved Michigan Works Vender – If you are unemployed, laid off or a displaced worker, you may be eligible for government assistance through programs at the local Michigan Works office. • $50 per month TARFF loan • Bank loan • Credit cards

Michigan truck driving four week full time: Tractor/Trailer CDL Class A The program consists of 180 hours of training. The program runs for 20 days, from Monday through Friday of each week (4 weeks).

Classroom instruction includes: • Combination Driving Techniques • Safe and Defensive Driving in all wether conditions • Haz.Mat./Tankers • Doubles and Triples • Log book • Map reading • Trip sheets and other related documents • DOT regulations • Job Applications & Interviewing • Safety Procedures in freight and more

Road and on the road instruction includes: • Pre and Post trip Vehicle Inspections • Basic Control Maneuvers • Coupling and Uncoupling the truck and trailer • Double Clutching and Changing Gears • Safe and Defensive Driving • Load Securement and Light Maintenance • Up and Down Grades.

Skid Pad is available during CDL training course. Weekend courses are available. Cost of Tuition $3400 (Including Skills Test, Licensing Fees, Physical, & Driving Record) Michigan Truck Driving School utilizes and maintains Freightliner Tractor/Trailers the same as are currently being used in daily operations by the Trucking Industry. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and have an acceptable driving record, possess a valid driver license, meet all driver qualifications of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, which includes a DOT physical, and a DOT approved drug screen, and fulfil generally accepted industry hiring standards.

Michigan truck driving schools prepare students through theory for the more rigorous training in the Skills Area and Over the Road Driver Training. Each student will be taught the history and future of trucking, vehicle familiarizations and brake usage. In addition, the student will learn the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, types of Tractor-trailers in the industry, how to maintain a Driver’s Daily Log, how to secure loads and how to read a road map. The students’ training will be measured through written examinations. The training vehicles include both conventional and cab over tractors. They use both straight 9, 10 and super 10 transmissions. PDI uses CAT Detroit & Cummins engines, and 48 to 53 foot tandem trailers.

Tractor-trailer development program. Prepares the student for the trucking industry. Tuition Includes 140 hours: • CDL written test preparation • Hazmat • Doubles and triples • Tanker • Coupling and Uncoupling • Shifting – 9 and 10 speed transmissions (including Super 10) • CDL skill maneuvers and other close quarter maneuvering skills • Rural, urban and interstate driving • Learn to maintain a log book • Map reading • Defensive Driving • Road Rage • DOT Regulations

40-hour refresher course designed to polish the skills of a driver with previous experience. A program for companies to meet the new federal regulations, requiring new CDL drivers 10 1/2 hours of training in the areas of driver physical qualify driver fatigue and wellness, hours of service, and whistle blower rules. Michigan truck driving schools also conduct advanced driver training techniques for skid control and recovery.

June 27, 2012 |

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