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Truck Driver

Our truck driver training program started in 1990 with one truck and a few students.

At a Glance

Learning Outcomes
  • Students will master the art of driving and operating heavy trucks like semi-tractor trailers, and other large commercial trucks with hands-on training from experienced professionals.
  • Students will develop advanced driving skills in hazardous material carrier, passenger bus operations, legal requirements, vehicle inspections, record keeping, and tractor-trailer maintenance.
  • Students will experience both didactic and hands-on experience behind the wheel to train and prepare rewarding career as a professional driver in the trucking and transportation industry.
  • Students will be qualified to take the Commercial Driver’s License exam and may become employable by commercial trucking firms or become owner-operators and work as private contract haulers.

The trucking industry continues to be a major employer in the United States, with almost 9 million people employed in trucking-related jobs. Over 3 million of these are drivers of tractor-trailers operated by over 550,000 interstate motor carriers. More than 80% of U.S. cities receive their goods exclusively from trucks.

Now as freight and the economy begin to turn around the trucking industry is facing a growing epidemic across the country. As the driver shortage epidemic grows larger every day, entry-level drivers are entering a demanding field where there is a premium placed on quality student drivers fresh out of school.

At CCC&TI we have a very successful job placement program with numerous local and national trucking companies recruiting our graduates during and after each class. During the past 12 month reporting period, CCC&TI graduated 348 students with 84% of those being pre-hired prior to graduation.

Graduates from our program can expect to average $50,000 or more their first year and up to $60,000 or better with one year of experience.

To learn more about a career in the Truck Driving field, visit Certificate: Truck Driver Training site or the following program:

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Today we have over 90 pieces of equipment and have graduated over 2,500 CDL drivers in the past 10 years. We offer full-time day classes requiring 9 weeks to complete and a part-time evening class (Hudson only) that takes 15 weeks.

CCC&TI offers the following commercial driver’s license (CDL) courses:

Class A-CDL Truck Driver Training

The course involves extensive training, divided into 3 parts. Some examples of the training provided in each part are shown below:

Classroom

  • Air Brake Training
  • Cargo Handling
  • Defensive Driving
  • Driver Qualification
  • Driver Wellness
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
  • Hours of Service and Map Reading
  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Whistleblower Protection

Range Driving

  • Basic Vehicle Control
  • Coupling/Uncoupling
  • Pre-trip Inspection
  • Proper Backing Techniques
  • Proper use of clutch and gears

Road Driving

  • Defensive Driving
  • Different Roads and Conditions
  • Loaded Trailers
  • Observation of Highway Laws
  • Proper use of clutch and gears
  • Vehicle Control

*At the conclusion of the class, our third-party testers will administer the Class A-Commercial Driver License (CDL) final test.

Cost (Tuition & Fees)

The total cost for tuition and fees is $2,000.00 payable to CCC&TI.

CCC&TI accepts most all forms of payment. (However, when registering at any location other than CCC&TI in Hudson; cashier’s checks or money orders are preferred, and credit cards cannot be accepted unless personally taken to the business office at CCC&TI in Hudson, NC.)

A payment plan has been put in place for students. A $530 deposit must be made on the day of registration, a second payment of $735 must be made on the first day of class, and a final payment of $735 must be made on the 5th week of class. Please contact Scott Hartley for more information on the payment plan.

Bring an authorization voucher or letter of intent if ESC, TAA, or WIA is paying for you.

Note: All students must obtain a Class A CDL permit from the same state that their driver’s license is issued in order to qualify for the program.

Tuition is set by the North Carolina Legislature. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Associated Costs

Additional costs not included in the tuition and fees listed above are shown below. Some of these costs are approximate and should only be used as a guide.

DOT Physical
(see Note Below)
Up to $125.00Paid to physicianDue 1st day of class
Pre-employment Drug Screen
(not part of the physical)
$50.00Paid to physicianDue 1st day of class
MVR$10.75Paid to DMVOptional but suggested
Class A Permit$64.75Paid to DMV2nd week of class
CDL License$107.50 – 5 yearsPaid to DMVLast week of class
Endorsements$4.25 per yearPaid to DMVPurchased with license

*Costs are subject to change. Scholarships are available.

Note: A Medical Card and Long Form Physical will be issued to you at the time you take the DOT Physical. The Medical card is good for a maximum of 2 years to a minimum of 3 months (1 year required to enroll). Make sure the card is filled out completely and accurately with no corrections made on the card. Your medical card and a copy of your driver’s license will be faxed to DMV in Raleigh on the first day of class. Approval will be entered into the DMV data base before you will be allowed to take the tests for your CDL permit at your local DMV.

Future Classes

The Class A-CDL Truck Driver Training course is taught throughout the year at various locations, listed below. Use our link to see when they are scheduled.

Hudson, CCCTI | Clyde, Haywood Community College | Dallas, Gaston College | Newland, Mayland Community College | Salisbury, Rowan Cabarrus Community College | Spindale, Isothermal Community College | Statesville, Mitchell Community College | Whiteville, Southeastern Community College | Yadkinville, Surry Community College

Class B-CDL Truck Driver Training

The course involves extensive training, divided into 3 parts. Some examples of the training provided in each part are shown below:

Classroom

  • Basic Operation
  • Safe Operating Procedures
  • Advanced Operating Procedures/li>
  • Vehicle Systems and Reporting Malfunctions
  • Non-Driving Activities

Range Driving

  • Vehicle Inspection Pre-Trip/Enroute/Post-Trip
  • Alley Dock Backing (45/90 Degree)
  • Off-Set Backing
  • Parallel Parking Blind Side
  • Parallel Parking Sight Side

Road Driving

  • Vehicle Controls
  • Shifting/Transmission
  • Communications/Signaling
  • Visual Search
  • Speed & Space Management
  • Safe Driver Behavior
  • Hours of Service Requirements
  • Hazard Perception
  • Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing
  • Night Operation
  • Extreme Driving Conditions
  • Skid Control/Recover, Jackknifing, and other Emergencies

*At the conclusion of the class, our third-party testers will administer the Class B-Commercial Driver License (CDL) final test.

Cost (Tuition & Fees)

The total cost for tuition and fees is $1,000.00 payable to CCC&TI.

Associated Costs

Additional costs not included in the tuition and fees listed above are shown below. Some of these costs are approximate and should only be used as a guide.

DOT Physical
(see Note Below)
Up to $125.00Paid to physicianDue 1st day of  class
Pre-employment Drug Screen
(not part of the physical)
$50.00Paid to physicianDue 1st day of class
Class B Permit$64.75Paid to DMVDue 1st day of class
CDL License$107.50 – 5 yearsPaid to DMVLast week of class

Future Classes

The Class B-CDL Truck Driver Training course is taught throughout the year at various locations. Select a location from the list below to see when Class B-CDL Truck Driver Training are scheduled.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need a GED or high school diploma to enroll in the course?
    • No, but if you do not have a US accredited GED or high school diploma, you must pass a Reading Placement Test with a minimum 8th grade reading level or better to register.Schedule the test by calling the appropriate Testing Center. If testing at any college other than CCC&TI, You must bring the official test results when registering.
  • Do you have financial assistance?
    • A truck driver training scholarship fund may be available to assist students with tuition costs. Call 828.726.2386 for more information.  Call 828.726.2251 for more information. For job training programs that may apply (WIA, TAA) contact your local ESC or Job Link for eligibility.
  • What type of equipment will be used during training?
    • We have single axle day-cabs, tandem axle conventional sleeper tractors with 10 speed manual transmissions and 48 & 53 foot semi trailers.Some trailers will be loaded during the road driving portion of the class.
  • Do you do job placement?
    • We work with many major carriers and local trucking companies that will hire our graduates. Recruiters from these companies also visit our classes.
  • When should I have my DOT physical and pre-employment drug screen done?
    • A DOT physical and pre-employment drug screen should be completed prior to the first day of class.Note: A Medical Card and Long Form Physical will be issued to you at the time you take the DOT Physical. The Medical card is good for a maximum of 2 years to a minimum of 3 months (1 year required to enroll). Make sure the card is filled out completely and accurately with no corrections made on the card. NOTE: Please be aware that the drug screen is not part of the physical. You will need to request and pay for the drug screen separately. A positive result will cause you to be dropped from class.
  • Do I have to get my permit before I enroll in the class?
    • No, but you must have your permit before hour 80 of the class or you will be dropped.
  • Do I have to do my final road test for my CDL at the DMV?
    • No, at the conclusion of the class, our third party testers will administer the CDL final test.