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Truck Driving Program – Class B CDL

Truck Drivers are in High Demand!

Apply now for next class starting Spring 2017.

Ever wonder what it takes to be a professional truck driver? Everything you need to know, including over 15 hours of driving experience using large trucks with manual transmissions, is available to those who qualify. Tuition costs $1,750 and is WIOA eligible. Please register with your local Missouri Job Center and speak with a Career or Training Representative to see if you qualify for tuition to be paid by WIOA.

  • Earn your Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL-B) in 2 weeks
  • License will have tanker endorsement and no air brake restriction
  • Jobs are plentiful, and usually related to the construction industry, heavy highway maintenance, or delivery of goods
  • No prior experience necessary
  • Experienced staff, low student-to-teacher ratio

The Truck Driving program is a two-week program which prepares the graduate to safely operate heavy trucks with air-brakes. Students will rotate through a combination of classroom, maneuvers on a driving range, as well as, several hours of road driving. The course covers such areas as safety, DOT rules and regulations, pre-trip inspections, map reading, handling of paperwork, cargo handling, highway driving and metro driving.

Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) truck

If you are interested in this training opportunity, please complete the following steps:

1. Click Apply Now to complete an online application.

2. Once you’ve completed the application, call 314-984-7777 to schedule and attend a required Information Session.

You must complete all eligibility requirements before you can register for classes starting early Spring 2017.

Eligibility requirements include (but not limited to):

  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • At least 18 years old
  • Hold a valid Missouri Driver’s License (not accepting Illinois residents at this time) for at least 1 year
  • Have a good driving record
  • Pass permit exam and pay for permit after attending the required orientation and permit test prep session (see above for dates)
  • Be able to pass a drug screening and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) physical before the start of class (after passing your permit exam)

WorkKeys Assessment Levels required for the Class B CDL Truck Driving Program in the following areas:
Reading for Information - 4, Applied Mathematics - 3, Locating Information - 4

The following may disqualify applicants for admission:

  • Any alcohol-related violations on motor vehicle record in the past five-seven years
  • Recent felony convictions or criminal background with repeated offenses
  • Failure to pass a drug screen or US DOT physical
  • Mental or physical impairment. All applicants and students must be able to fulfill certain essential functions.

These functions are the requirements of the Truck Driver Program that students must master to successfully participate in the program and become employable in the trucking industry.

Minimum essential functions for students in the Truck Driver Program:

  • All applicants and students must possess the physical strength, manual dexterity and visual capacity to perform all technical procedures and properly operate a heavy vehicle.
  • Students must be able to communicate in an effective manner. Students will be required to read and comprehend written material, as well as write reports. In addition, all students must be able to verbally communicate effectively with clients and coworkers.

This is an accelerated job training program is designed to provide quality instruction on a short-term basis so that students can quickly move into the workforce.