The Truck Driving Program prepares individuals to build skills in safety practices, operation, vehicle maintenance, and non-vehicle activities associated with truck driving. Instruction includes the operation of vehicles on the interstate, on two-lane highways, in the city, backing and maneuvering. Also included are recordkeeping, and performing pre-trip/post-trip inspections and defensive driving.
Truck driving prepares students to pass the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) test. TCAT enrolls each month into the seven week program. This is a full time program, Monday-Friday 7:00-3:00 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 driving instructor.
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|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.
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 18 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: Apply for financial aid at https://fafsa.ed.gov
Step 5: Obtain DOT physical (Certified Medical Exam)
Step 6: Submit copies of DOT physical (Certified Medical Exam) and Tennessee driver license. At this time, you will obtain a start date. *Within 30 days of class start date: (If not submitted a week before class starts you will lose you start date)
Step 7: Student will provide Student Services with the following documents:
Copy of your Ten Year Motor Vehicle Report. You can get your MVR by visiting https://www.tn.gov/safety/driver-services/mvr.html or by going to the Driver Service Center at 136 Dooley Street Crossville, TN 38555
Complete a drug screen at Quality Medical Center-15 Walker Hill Street Crossville, TN 38555. 931-484-1100
(TCAT will contact Quality Medical Center with your name to obtain drug test).Quality Medical Center will contact you with results and then send a copy of the results to TCAT. A second drug test will be required before drive time training.)
Any delay in the Admissions process listed above WILL DELAY ENROLLMENT.
Cost: There is financial aid available for this 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. The cost of the program is $1503. You can also visit your local career center to see if you qualify for financial assistance.
Additional out of pocket costs: DOT physical, MVR report, DOT drug test, DOT learner’ permit, and licensure. (estimated costs: $350)
If you have any questions regarding the Truck Driving program please contact the Instructor, Anthony Luttrell email@example.com or 931-444-1297
910 Miller Avenue
Crossville, TN 38555
Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,001 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license. Includes tow truck drivers.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 70,000
Current job openings per year: 9,070