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CDL/Truck Driving 160 Hour
Price: 2850.00USD

The first day of class, applicants will need to bring the following to the training:

  • Social Security Card
  • Current Alabama Driver’s License
  • Motor Vehicle Report (Department of Public Safety in Huntsville or Sheffield)
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical, and Drug Screen (Chain of Custody Drug Screen)

CDL Training
The objective of this course is to provide drivers’ licensing testing information and training for unskilled drivers who wish to have a commercial drivers’ license (CDL) and endorsements. This course will also provide information on federal requirements for the state’s standards for the licensing of commercial drivers.


Topics covered include, but are not limited to, the following:

Part One


Section 1: Introduction

  • Commercial Drivers’ License Tests
  • Other CDL Rules
  • Hours of Service — Log Book
  • Map Reading

Section 2: Driving Safety

  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Basic Control of Your Vehicle
  • Shifting Gears
  • Seeing
  • Communications
  • Controlling Speed
  • Managing Space
  • Driving at Night
  • Driving in Fog
  • Driving in Winter
  • Driving in Very Hot Weather
  • Railroad Crossings
  • Mountain Driving
  • Seeing Hazards
  • Emergencies
  • Skid Control and Recovery
  • Accident Procedures
  • Fires
  • Staying Alert and Fit to Drive
  • Hazardous Materials Rules for all Commercial Drivers

Section 3: Transporting Cargo Safely

  • Inspecting Cargo
  • Weight and Balance
  • Securing Cargo
  • Other Cargo Needing Special Attention


Part Two


Section 5: Air Brakes

  • The Parts of an Air Brake System
  • Dual Air Brakes
  • Inspecting Air Brake Systems
  • Using Air Brakes

Section 6: Combination Vehicles

  • Driving Combination Vehicles Safely
  • Combination Vehicle Air Brakes
  • Coupling and Uncoupling
  • Inspecting a Combination Vehicle

Section 7: Doubles and Triples

  • Pulling Double/Triple Trailers
  • Coupling and Uncoupling
  • Inspecting Doubles and Triples
  • Doubles/Triples Air Brake Check

Section 8: Tank Vehicles

  • Inspecting Tank Vehicles
  • Driving Tank Vehicles
  • Safe Driving Rules

Section 9: Hazardous Materials

  • The Intent of the Regulations
  • Hazardous Materials Transportation — Who Does What
  • Communication Rules
  • Loading and Unloading
  • Bulk Packaging Marking, Loading, and Unloading
  • Hazardous Materials—Driving and Parking Rules
  • Hazardous Materials — Emergencies


Part Three


Section 10: Pre-trip Vehicle Inspection Test

  • All Vehicles
  • External Inspection (School Bus/Truck/Tractor)
  • School Bus Only
  • Trailer
  • Coach/Transit Bus

Section 11: Basic Control Skills

  • Scoring
  • Exercises

Section 12: On-road Driving Test

  • How you will be tested

Available Sessions
Name:   CDL Truck Driving 160 Hour April 2017 (Weekends)
Session Instructor(s):  Donna Bass
Capacity  1 available spaces out of 6
Catalog Description:  

Class Dates/Times: April 1 - May 21, 7:00am-5:30pm, Saturdays and Sundays only.

Registration deadline has been extended to March 20 for the April weekend class.

Location:  Center for Business and Industry Training, Room 105, Decatur Campus

PreRegistration Date:   2/8/2017 - 3/20/2017
Access to Course:   4/1/2017 - 5/21/2027

Name:   CDL 160 Hour May 2017
Session Instructor(s):  Donna Bass
Capacity  5 available spaces out of 8
Catalog Description:  

Class Dates/Times: May 1 - 25, 2017, Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Registration deadline is April 13 for the May class.

Location:  Center for Business and Industry Training, Room 105, Decatur Campus

PreRegistration Date:   2/22/2017 - 4/13/2017
Access to Course:   5/1/2017 - 5/25/2027