Agriculture Transportation Training Courses for California Class A CDL


California Truck Driving School

Agriculture Transportation (AGT)

The Ag Transportation course is offered at the Visalia, Fresno & Merced campuses, and is open to students with no prior knowledge or experience in the truck driving industry.

Students receive instruction on all aspects of truck driving, and will be introduced to the agriculture industry to learn how to properly transport agriculture products such as milk, equipment, produce, and other agriculture commodities.

This program is 600 Clock Hours (20 weeks) in length.

Class Times at Visalia, Fresno, & Merced:
Daytime classes -- 7:00AM-1:30PM
Evening classes -- 1:30PM-8:00PM

[Class times are subject to change]
This course prepares students to take their written permit exam in order to receive a Class A CDL with Endorsements, including:

    -- Air Brakes
    -- Combinations
    -- Doubles/Triples
    -- Tankers
    -- Hazardous Materials*
*Per Federal Regulations, additional criteria must be met to be approved for Hazmat.

Additionally, students will have the opportunity to take the Sampler's & Weigher's state administered exam.

Students must pass the written CDL Permit exam and the behind-the-wheel driving exam with the DMV to pass this course. Students will not be permitted to drive on public roads until a CDL permit has been obtained.
The Ag Transportation course provides advanced level training on procedures found in both the truck driving and agriculture industries. Training covers all areas of truck driving, including DMV Permit Preparation, Basic Operations, and Safe Operating Procedures.

Students also receive additional instruction in how to transport agriculture products such as milk, equipment, produce and other agriculture commodities.

Students will gain “real world” experience with hands-on-training in our freight division and will accompany our freight drivers on an actual truck driving run. This training provides a day-in-the-life, hands-on snap shot of a typical truck driver, and is only available to our Ag Transportation students.
Program costs for the transportation programs covers all classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction necessary to take the written & behind-the-wheel exams at the DMV.

Drug Screen, DOT Physical, and Class A permit with endorsements are non-refundable charges and are included in tuition. All Re-test fees will be the student’s responsibility.

As a nationally accredited institution, we are authorized to offer various financial aid programs to those who qualify, though Financial Aid is not available for all of our programs. Our Financial Aid staff will work with you to determine your eligibility, and complete the application process.

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Admission to ACI and the Ag Transportation program includes:

    -- Must be at least 18 years of age. (The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that all interstate drivers be at least 21 years of age. Applicants less than 21 years of age must provide a letter of intent to hire from a prospective employer.)
    -- Must have high school diploma or equivalent.
    -- Must provide a driving record free of current serious violations
    -- Must be able to pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical as required by Federal & State agencies.
    -- Must be able to pass a drug screen when administered.
    -- No felony convictions in the past five (5) years. All criminal records are subject to review and may be required to provide a letter of intent to hire from a prospective employer.
Your Admissions Officer will cover any and all additional enrollment requirements for those who wish to enroll at ACI as a regular student, and will provide a list of items that must be completed prior to enrollment.
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The Ag Transportation program meet the minimum requirements established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and is based on the FMCSA Model Curriculum. Successful completion of this course qualifies graduates for work in entry-level truck driver positions

This course prepares students to take their written permit & behind-the-wheel exams in order to receive a Class A CDL with Endorsements, with an additional emphasis in the area of agriculture.

In addition to this Ag Transportation course, we also offer Professional Truck Driver and Advanced Professional Truck Driver training programs.


Class A CDL and Agriculture Transportation Certification at ACI


 

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