Learn the skills necessary to gain a Class A Commercial driver’s license to operate a semi over the road in this six-week course.
Individuals with a criminal record may not be eligible for employment in some settings. The professional truck driver training program is certified by the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI), 555 E. Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22314 (703-647-7015).
You will earn a Certificate of Continued Learning upon successful completion of the course.
Students are trained in conventional tractor-trailer combination units with straight nine, straight ten, and super ten speed transmissions. The number of students is limited to eight per class.
You must be 21 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. Students are also cautioned that the physical requirements for a Class A Commercial Driver License (required for truck-tractor operators) must be consistent with the standards of the United States Department of Transportation. The required drug/alcohol testing includes pre-admittance, random, post accident, and reasonable suspicion testing.
The professional truck driving field ranks among the top professions in the number of job openings each year and estimates indicate that approximately 231,000 new drivers will be needed by the year 2018, a 12.9% increase from 2008.
According to the Bureau of Labor 2012, the average salary for truck drivers in Nebraska is $37,770 per year.
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