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Truck Driver Curriculum

Truck Driver Training Curriculum- Catawba Valley Community College

Truck Driver Training


The course involves extensive training, divided into three parts: 


  • CDL Permit & Endorsement Instruction.
  • Driver Qualification
  • Driver Wellness
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
  • Hours of Service & Map Reading
  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Air Brake Training
  • Defensive Driving
  • Cargo Handling
  • Whistleblower Protection

Range Driving

  • Pre-trip inspection
  • Basic vehicle control
  • Proper use of clutch and gears
  • Proper backing techniques
  • Coupling/Uncoupling

Road Driving

  • Defensive driving
  • Vehicle control
  • Proper use of clutch and gears
  • Different roads and conditions
  • Observation of Highway Laws
  • Loaded trailers
  • Night driving