Truck Driving Schools Oklahoma

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Here are descriptions of the training offered by truck driving schools in Oklahoma.

Full Course – CDL License
• This 160 hour, 4 week course is designed for individuals that have little or no previous experience driving Class A commercial vehicles. It includes approximately 30 hours of classroom instruction covering basic knowledge (General Knowledge, Air Brakes & Combination Vehicles), Drivers Hours of Service Regulations, Transporting Hazardous Materials and Driver Wellness and Whistle-blower protections.
• 130 hours, is dedicated to hands-on training. Training begins with the outside pre-trip inspection, identifying various external parts and systems, and the seven-step in-cab brake check. From there, students progress to coupling and uncoupling, shifting (the double-clutch method), backing exercises and urban driving.
• Full course students of Oklahoma truck driving schools undergo a Commercial Driver License (CDL) skills test at the conclusion of the course and obtain a Class-A CDL upon successfully completing the test. • Tuition – Full Course – $6,495

Refresher Course
• Is designed for individuals who have, or have had, Class A Commercial Driver License (CDL) and have some tractor trailer driving experience, but need to brush up on their skills. Anyone applying to take a Refresher Course must pass a road test administered by one of ATT’s instructors prior to enrolment.
• Approximately 80 hours – 2 weeks in length, the course is dedicated primarily to hands-on training. It may include any or all of the hands on elements presented in the full course, depending on the student’s proficiency in the various facets of vehicle operation. • Refresher students without a current CDL will undergo a CDL skills test at the conclusion of the course and obtain a Class-A CDL upon successfully completing the test.
• Tuition – Refresher Course – $3,295 Most of the instructors in Oklahoma truck driving schools tailor training to individual students.

They are not shuffled from one course element to the next based on a pre-set schedule. Trainees undergo the CDL skills test when the instructors determine that they are adequately prepared – not necessarily by a date preset upon enrolment. Full-course students continue to receive tuition until they achieve the skill level necessary to pass the CDL skills test, at no additional charge, as long as they continue to progress and demonstrate the effort, attention and professionalism expected of every student. ATT offers both full time (M-F) classes and part-time (Sat-Sun) classes. Weekend classes are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis and are subject to maximum size limitations.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
• Be physically capable of performing all tasks related to the operation of a class-A commercial vehicle.
• Be capable of communicating using the English language.
• Be 18 years of age or older – Must be 21 years of age or older for interstate driving.
• Must have a valid driver’s license. • Should have no more than 2 major moving violations in the last three years, no conviction of DUI, DWI or similar in the last five years, and no conviction of a felony charge in the last five years.
• Truck driving schools in Oklahoma require all students of both the full course and the refresher course to undergo and pass a Pre-employment Drug Screen and a DOT Physical.

PAYMENT OPTIONS: Additional costs are:
• Application fee – non financed – $129
• Application fee – financed – $299
• Other fees may be applicable

Each truck driving school in Oklahoma offers a very broad range of tuition payment options. They have tuition payment plans for any credit level. The payment plans take full advantage of company sponsorship and reimbursement programs. Students unable to pay for tuition and fees prior to starting classes may qualify for a number of tuition assistance programs, including tuition financing, carrier sponsored training and state sponsored training. In some cases, applicants may qualify for tuition discounts (scholarships).

JOB PLACEMENT: Oklahoma truck driving schools offer job placement assistance to graduates who meet the basic standards of employability for commercial truck drivers and satisfy the terms and conditions of their enrolment. Also, specialized advanced training programs are offered to those undergoing training at Oklahoma truck driving schools: • Train the Trainer Program • Hazardous Materials Courses • Other Customized Courses • Defensive Driving Course • Five and Ten day Refresher Course

Upon graduation Oklahoma truck driving schools students will possess a Commercial Drivers License (Class A) with a thorough working knowledge of commercial vehicle operations, air brake systems, safety practices, and DOT rules and regulations.

June 27, 2012 |

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