TD101 2 credits
Introduction to Commercial Truck Driver Training
Provides an overview of the transportation industry and the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully pass the Oregon DMV General Knowledge and Combination Vehicle tests.
Prerequisites:RD30 and WR30 or designated placement test scores. Students must also pass the Department of Transportation (DOT) physical and drug screen and reach their 18th birthday before the first day of class.
TD103 4 credits
Introduction to Commercial Truck Driver Training (Class B License)
Provides an overview of the transportation industry and the practical knowledge and skills necessary to successfully pass the Oregon DMV General Knowledge and Combination Vehicle tests for a Class B license.
Prerequisites: RD30 and WR30 or designated placement test scores. Offered as needed.
TD110 3 credits
Commercial Truck Driver Training Advanced Topics
Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully pass Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles endorsement tests including air brakes, doubles/triples, tanker, and hazardous materials. Students will also become familiar with commercial vehicle basics, which include driver qualifications, driver health, hours of service, and whistle blower protection as required by the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA). Additionally, students will be introduced to hours of service regulations; atlas (map) reading; log book notations; tractor/trailer systems; double clutch shifting procedures; coupling/uncoupling; tire chaining; pre-trip, in-trip and post-trip inspections; defensive diving techniques; driver nutrition; load management and proper securing methods; and accident reporting.
Prerequisites: TD101 or current Oregon Class A commercial driver’s license permit; current Department of Transportation (DOT) medical card; recent (less than 30 days old) negative DOT drug screen; and completed and accepted course application. Students must be 18 years old prior to the first day of class.
TD120 7 credits
Commercial Truck Driver Training Practical Applications
Provides students with the practical knowledge and skills necessary to successfully pass the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Class A license skills test (pre-trip inspection, brakes leak test, straight and 90 degree backing, and road test). Students will also safely demonstrate competency in all tractor/trailer maneuvers including coupling/uncoupling; throttle control; braking systems; backing maneuvers; right and left hand turns; proper shifting techniques; space management; proper use of mirrors; hazards perception; rural, metro, highway, mountain and night driving; and OSHA forklift safety.
Prerequisites: TD101, TD110.