Trenholm State Technical College

Truck Driver Training

LOCATION: Patterson Campus

2014-2015 Program Details...


CALENDAR 2014-2015

The Truck Driving program at H. Councill Trenholm State Technical 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