The Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Crossville Tennessee, along with TLD Logistics Services, Inc. is offering a seven week truck driving school for less than $1000. Financial Aid may be available to those who qualify. Additional cost include CDL health card and five panel drug test. This course is divided into two (2) sessions. The first session consists of three (3) weeks (90 hours) of classroom instruction at TCAT-Crossville. At TCAT-C, students learn road safety, defensive driving, trip planning and logging, atlas reading, DOT specifications, and the pre/post trip inspection process. Upon completion, students will be ready to test for the Class A CDL Learners Permit.
Upon completion of classroom instruction portion, and having received a learner’s permit, the participant will begin four (4) weeks (126 hours) of training with a TLD driving instructor. Students will be behind the wheel learning how to maneuver and back a tractor-trailer rig and will receive “over the road” driver training. This instruction will take place at TLD’s practice lot and on the streets and highways in and around Crossville.
Upon successful completion of the class, TLD will provide a third party tester and the equipment necessary to complete the CDL testing.
REQUIREMENTS: The following criteria must be completed before you are given a start date, with the exception of the drug test which is due the week before you start the class. You must pass the drug test. If you do not pass the drug test you will not be able to attend the class.
Step 1: Be 21 years of age
Step 2: Proof of U.S. Citizenship
Step 3: TLD approval (DMV check and Certified Background Check)
Step 4: Obtain Class D Driver License
Step 5: Obtain CDL Health Card (do not obtain drug test at this time)
Step 6: Obtain DOT 5 panel drug test (must be less than one week old as of actual start date of TDP class)
910 Miller Avenue
Crossville, TN 38555
Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight GVW . May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 60,150
Current job openings per year: 1,660