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Technical College of the Lowcountry Truck Driver Training Program is dedicated to preparing individuals for careers in the truck driving industry, to help meet the fast-growing needs for qualified professional truck drivers. Your decision to enroll and acceptance to Technical College of the Lowcountry Truck Driver Training Program will get you started toward a financially rewarding and gratifying career. It is our objective to help everyone reach their goal of a more secure, productive future, by becoming the kind of professional driver every company is looking for. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A will qualify you to drive a tractor trailer. TCL offers training at the Hampton Campus in Varnville SC. Classes cover instruction, pre-trip inspections, and practical highway driving practice as well as testing. This 156-hour course includes background check, required drug screen, books-log books, and training. Classroom Instruction: 52 Hours per student: Motor carrier safety regulations, alcohol & drug policy, and correct logbook procedures, commercial driver basics, defensive driving, brake systems, accident reports, fire safety, and training materials to prepare to pass permit test at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Range: 52 Hours per Student and Observation: Students will will have least 36 Hours of observe the operation of the commercial vehicle in laws, rules and areas indicated above and below. Instructor will comment on areas that students should pay special attention to as vehicle is operated. Behind the Wheel Daytime BWTD: 16 Hours per student Two lane roads, off set, divided highways, left turns on city streets, right turns on city streets, changing lanes, merging into traffic, parallel parking, backing straight line, proper actions at scales, safely fueling vehicle, night driving, docking at a commercial dock.

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