CDL Truck Driver Training

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CDL Truck Driver Training

Course Code: TRA-CDLTRNA

Our Commercial Driver License (CDL) program offers Class A options that will provide you with an excellent foundation for a truck driving career. You will be tested thoroughly on the road and through written exams to ensure that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully and safely operate commercial vehicles.

The program meets the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration standards of specialized training in the areas of driver qualification, hours of service, driver wellness, and whistleblower protection for entry-level drivers who are subject to the requirements (49 CFR Part 380).

If you’re a new driver, you’ll receive training for the North Carolina State Commercial Truck Driving License examination. All training instruction is provided at school facilities and in school-provided equipment. Free practice tests are also available.

The Class A CDL course provides training on inspecting and operating tractor-trailers and assuming driving responsibilities on the road. Emphasis is placed on vehicle inspections, defensive driving, range maneuvers, motor carrier safety regulations and certification, and trip planning.

The Class B CDL course provides training on inspecting and operating straight trucks and assuming driving responsibilities on the road. Emphasis is placed on cargo planning, size/weight laws, general maintenance procedures, accident prevention, owner-operator overview, and hours of service.

After satisfactory completion of all course requirements, you will be prepared to take the NC Department of Motor Vehicles Class A/Class B CDL examination. Additionally, you will receive a Federal Motor Safety Administration Entry-level Driver Training Certificate and a Craven Community College Certificate of Completion.

Orientation Sessions

A four-hour orientation session will be held approximately six weeks prior to the start of each Class A course. This will ensure that you have enough time to take care of all requirements needed to enter the respective program. Orientation classes are held at 5:30 p.m.

Orientation is mandatory prior to registering for the Class A CDL License course.

Job Opportunities

We provide support in placing graduates into industry employment. In addition, CDL Job Now and CDL Jobs.com have many truck driving positions available for both recent graduates and experienced drivers, as well as Careers in Gear, which offers over 2.7 million trucking jobs across the US.

Enrollment Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a valid North Carolina driver’s license
  • Pass and obtain a US Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination no more than six months prior to start of class
  • Obtain a driving record not more than three months prior to the start of class. Any of the following violations within four years of finishing the class will prohibit entering the program:
    • Driving while impaired (DWI)
    • Careless and reckless driving
    • Hit and run
    • Refusal to take chemical test
  • Pass a DOT drug screening test at a lab designated by the school

Registration Deadline

All enrollment requirements must be presented in person. Payment is required at the time of registration. Deadline to register is one week prior to start of class.

Available Classes

Course Register Dates Price
This course is designed to teach students to drive tractor-trailers and trucks. The program will prepare the prospective driver to understand safety, driver responsibility, and also the laws and regulations governing the motor carrier industry.
Meeting times and locations:

03/14/22 - 05/05/22
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 8a - 12:30p
Kelso Hall, Room 105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

03/14/22 - 05/05/22
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 1p - 5:30p
Kelso Hall, Room 105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

Fri 05/06/22 8a - 12p
Kelso Hall, Room 105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

Fri 05/06/22 1p - 5p
Kelso Hall, Room 105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

This course is designed to teach students to drive tractor-trailers and trucks. The program will prepare the prospective driver to understand safety, driver responsibility, and also the laws and regulations governing the motor carrier industry.
Meeting times and locations:

05/23/22 - 07/17/22
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 8a - 12:30p
Kelso Hall, Room 105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

05/23/22 - 07/17/22
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 1p - 5:30p
Kelso Hall, Room 105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

Mon 07/18/22 8a - 12p
Kelso Hall, Room 105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

Mon 07/18/22 1p - 5p
Kelso Hall, Room 105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

This course is designed to teach students to drive tractor-trailers and trucks. The program will prepare the prospective driver to understand safety, driver responsibility, and also the laws and regulations governing the motor carrier industry.
Meeting times and locations:

10/10/22 - 12/05/22
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 8a - 12:30p
Kelso Hall, Room 105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

10/10/22 - 12/05/22
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 1p - 5:30p
Kelso Hall, Room 105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

Tue 12/06/22 8a - 12p
Kelso Hall, Room 105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

Tue 12/06/22 1p - 5p
Kelso Hall, Room 105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

This course is designed to teach students to drive tractor-trailers and trucks. The program will prepare the prospective driver to understand safety, driver responsibility, and also the laws and regulations governing the motor carrier industry.
Meeting times and locations:

08/01/22 - 09/22/22
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 8a - 12p
Kelso Hall, Room 00105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

08/01/22 - 09/22/22
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 12:30p - 5:30p
Kelso Hall, Room 00105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

Fri 09/23/22 8a - 12p
Kelso Hall, Room 00105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

08/01/22 - 09/23/22
Fri 12:30p - 4:30p
Kelso Hall, Room 00105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

This course is designed to teach students to drive tractor-trailers and trucks. The program will prepare the prospective driver to understand safety, driver responsibility, and also the laws and regulations governing the motor carrier industry.
Meeting times and locations:

06/07/22 - 10/20/22
Tue, Wed, Thur 6p - 10p
Kelso Hall, Room 105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

10/25/22 - 10/26/22
Tue 8a - 12p
Kelso Hall, Room 105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

Tue 10/25/22 12:30p - 2:30p
Kelso Hall, Room 105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

Wed 10/26/22 8a - 12p
Kelso Hall, Room 105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

06/18/22 - 10/22/22
Sat 8a - 12p
Kelso Hall, Room 105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

06/18/22 - 10/22/22
Sat 12:30p - 6:30p
Kelso Hall, Room 105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

This course is designed to teach students to drive tractor-trailers and trucks. The program will prepare the prospective driver to understand safety, driver responsibility, and also the laws and regulations governing the motor carrier industry.
Meeting times and locations:

11/29/22 - 04/27/23
Tue, Wed, Thur 6p - 10p
Kelso Hall, Room 105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

Tue 05/02/23 7:30a - 12p
Kelso Hall, Room 105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

Tue 05/02/23 12:30p - 4p
Kelso Hall, Room 105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

Wed 05/03/23 8a - 10a
Kelso Hall, Room 105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

12/10/22 - 04/29/23
Sat 8a - 12p
Kelso Hall, Room 105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

12/10/22 - 04/29/23
Sat 12:30p - 6p
Kelso Hall, Room 105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

This course is designed to teach students to drive tractor-trailers and trucks. The program will prepare the prospective driver to understand safety, driver responsibility, and also the laws and regulations governing the motor carrier industry.
Meeting times and locations:

01/09/23 - 03/02/23
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 8a - 12p
Kelso Hall, Room 105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

01/09/23 - 03/02/23
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 12:30p - 5:30p
Kelso Hall, Room 105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

Fri 03/03/23 8a - 12p
Kelso Hall, Room 105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

Fri 03/03/23 12:30p - 4:30p
Kelso Hall, Room 105
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

Contact Information

Workforce Development
Brock Administration Building
New Bern Campus
252-638-7248

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