TDS 154 CDL Basic Truck Driving

This course is designed to prepare students for the Class A, Commercial Driver's License Test, which includes general knowledge, air brakes, combination, tankers, doubles and triples and hazardous materials. Also included in this course is log book preparation and over-the-road trip planning. The hands-on portion of the course provides experience in backing and maneuvering, pre-trip inspection and drop and hook. Additionally, this course includes driving and shifting on interstates, two-lane highways and city streets. 12 (3 lecture hours and 8 laboratory hours) Prerequisite: A minimum of 18 years old; possess a valid Illinois Driver's License; privileges cannot be suspended, revoked, cancelled or disqualified at any location in the United States; must pass a Department of Transportation physical and drug scan prior to starting class. Note: In addition to tuition, this course requires additional fees for physical, drug screening, background check and permit.