This program is a behind the wheel only course and is designed for students who already possess a California CDL permit and have little to no experience behind the wheel of a commercial vehicle. Students will be introduced to the procedures and skills found in the truck driving industry while preparing each individual to obtain a Class A CDL with endorsements. Each course consists of lab, range and on the road experience to ensure the best possible training. Choose day or evening classes which offer flexibility for a demanding schedule – all with small class sizes and hands-on training to provide a quality learning experience. This program focuses specifically on the behind the wheel activities of operating a commercial vehicle safely and covers topics in basic operations, safe operating procedures, advanced operating procedures and vehicle maintenance to pre-trip/air brake testing and the execution of all behind the wheel DMV-required skills.
This course will prepare students to take their air-brake/pre-trip, skills and road exams at DMV in order to obtain a Class A CDL with endorsements, which could include: Air brakes, Combinations, Doubles-Triples, Tankers, and Hazardous Materials (Per Federal Regulations, additional criteria must be met to be approved for and receive a Hazmat endorsement). Successful graduates will have the basic knowledge and practical skills necessary to become a proficient, entry-level driver in the truck driving industry.
Successful completion from this course qualifies graduates for work in entry-level truck driver positions with common carriers, private truck fleets, local, short and long haul companies.
- This program meets the needs of students who already possess a California CDL permit and have little to no knowledge or experience in the truck driving industry. Students interested in this course may be required to complete a behind the wheel road evaluation through ACI prior to enrollment in order to demonstrate their current skill level.