Completion 91% Placement 82% Licensure 98%
TCAT enrolls each month into the seven week program. This is a full time program, Monday-Friday 7:45-3:00 pm. The course is divided into two sessions. The first session consist of three weeks of classroom instruction at TCAT Crossville. After completing the class work and receiving a learner’s permit, you will begin four weeks of training with a TLD driving instructor. This instruction will take place at TLD’s practice lot and on the streets and highways in and around Crossville.
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. https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/register All students that attend school will have to register with the Clearinghouse before they can take their drug test/participate in the driving part of the class.
Step 1: Must be 21 years of age & a U.S. Citizen
Step 2: Must have a valid Tennessee driver’s License
Step 3: Fill out TCAT online application at https://tcatcrossville.edu/future-students/admissions
Step 4: Fill out TLD application at https://intelliapp2.driverapponline.com/c/tldlogistics?r=mwhittenburg
Step 5: Pass DMV check and certified background check
Step 5: Apply for financial aid at https://fafsa.ed.gov
Step 6: After TCAT contacts you about your approval to attend the program, you will obtain your DOT physical.
Step 7: Turn in DOT physical & copy of driver’s license to TCAT admissions department
Step 8: TCAT will contact student with a start date.
Step 9: One week prior to class starting, you will be notified by the Instructor to obtain your drug test. The instructor will give all instructions and information needed to obtain the correct drug test from the correct facility.
Cost/Financial Aid: Financial aid is available for the program if you have been a TN resident for at least a year and never have used the lottery scholarship at a TCAT before. If eligible the lottery scholarship will cover $667 of the $1063 cost of the program. You can visit your local career center to see if you qualify for help with the remainder of the cost. See Alison Nunley or Tammie McCloud in Student Services for additional information regarding financial aid assistance, 931-484-7502. Out of pocket costs: DOT physical, drug test, DOT learner’ permit, and licensure. All students that attend school will have to register with the Clearinghouse before they can take their drug test/participate in the driving part of the class.
If you have any questions regarding the Truck Driving program please contact the Instructor, Anthony Luttrell at firstname.lastname@example.org or TCAT Ext. 168 or Tom Burdick at email@example.com. Please do not contact TLD.
The Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Crossville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Stacy Johnson, Vice President, 910 Miller Avenue, Crossville, TN 38555, 931-484-7502 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
A Tennessee Board of Regents Institution an AA-EEO-ADA Training Establishment
|Time Commitment||Part Time|
|Typical Program Length||2 Months|
All students that attend school will have to register with the Clearinghouse before they can take their drug test/participate in the driving part of the 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
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