Trenholm State Community College

Truck Driver Training

LOCATION: 5420 Troy Highway

2016-2017 Program Details...





The Truck Driving program at H. Councill Trenholm State Community College is designed to prepare the student
to operate vehicles requiring a commercial driver’s license. A ten-week Truck Driving program is offered that
utilizes the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) model curriculum as the foundation for training and takes
the student from basic through advanced operation of a tractor/trailer. Additionally, courses taught include safe
operation practices and non-vehicle activities which are not directly related to the vehicle but which must be
performed by the operator. Information is presented in an intensive question and answer format to provide the
most efficient and cost-effective method for preparing a student for a commercial driver’s license.

Additional Requirements
Students entering the Truck Driving Program must have a valid driver’s license, be at least twenty-one (21) years of age for a class “A” CDL, and successfully pass a DOT physical which includes a drug screen, and present a current Motor Vehicle Report (MVR).  While enrolled in the Truck Driving Program, students must obtain the Alabama Commercial Drivers Learner’s License and are subject to DOT random drug testing rules.  This program does not accept any “English as a second language” applicants.


Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013 Percentile
Occupational Title 25% 75%
Bus Drivers, Transit and Inter-city $12.90/hr $23.46/hr
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client $10.22/hr $17.25/hr
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers $15.03/hr $23.24/hr
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers $10.52/hr $19.32/hr
Driver/Sales Workers $8.82/hr $16.86/hr

Data source: U.S. Dept. of Labor