972.262.5395
Call Us Today!

CDL Owner Operator Training in Forth Worth, TX

Advanced CDL Training for the Entrepreneur serving Grand Prairie and Fort Worth

  • Apply for Financial Aid today! Click the Enroll Now or call (855)400-5395 for Financial Aid questions.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must meet all of the following requirements before being admitted into the community truck driving school at the MT Training Center: The CDL programs applicant must schedule an interview with the admissions office and submit a completed enrollment form. Successful completion of the Department of Transportation physical examination (long form required); successful completion of a Department of Transportation drug screening; must possess a valid; Texas driver’s license prior to enrollment; free of any outstanding tickets and/or warrants; provide the MT Training Center with a copy of your High school diploma or GED; Complete your Admissions Application; must be 18 years old to drive intrastate and must be at least 21 years of age to drive interstate; must be able to read and write English; must be able to perform simple arithmetic; All trucking school applicants must also be in good health and cannot possess any of the following for safety measures: no loss of limb that has not been waived, no impairment of hand, finger, arm foot, or leg that interferes with driving; no diabetes requiring insulin for control; no heart problems; no respiratory dysfunction; no high blood pressure; no rheumatic arthritic, orthopedic, muscular, neuromuscular, or vascular problems that would affect control of a motor vehicle; no epilepsy; no conditions likely to cause loss of consciousness; no mental, nervous, organic, or functional disease, or psychiatric disorder likely to interfere with vehicle control, and no addiction to drugs or alcohol. The applicant must possess vision of 20/40 or better in each eye (cannot be color blind) and have good hearing. All potential vocational courses students will be notified concerning his/her CDL education acceptance after review from the Director. Once the truck driver student has been accepted they will be subject to the school’s refund and cancellation policy and can start attending trucking classes.

Advanced CDL

Tuition and Fees

Tuition: $9,920.00
Registration: $100.00
DOT Drug Test Fee: $48.00
DOT Physical Fee: $68.00
Commercial Learner's Permit Fee: $25.00
Licensing Fee: (subject to change per DPS) $61.00
MVR: $8.00
Total Cost: $10,230

Class Schedule

Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Graduation Requirements

The successful student will have completed 80% of clock hours at a 2.0 G.P.A. or higher. The student will also be able to drive with proficiency a tractor trailer combination vehicle and will have passed the written and driving exams to obtain their Commercial Drivers License.

Objective

The Truck Driving Program is designed to provide the student with the skills and competencies necessary to perform entry level truck driving duties and be able to establish self-employment as an owner operator. Through hands-on experience the student will be able to safely operate a tractor-trailer by the end of the course. Students will also learn how to complete necessary paperwork required of truck drivers, as well as be educated on the regulations that govern the truck driving industry. The student will also master the legal parameters of establishing a truck driving company. The graduate will qualify for employment as a truck driver, driver, tractor-trailer operator for private carriers, short haul trucking companies, and distributors and will also have the knowledge to become a self-employment owner operator. The Advanced CDL for the Entrepreneur Program offers a total of 640 hours of student instruction, which includes 450 hours of classroom lecture/exercises and 190 hours of lab (includes, but is not limited to simulations, observations, behind the wheel and range driving). Note: Behind the wheel instruction is conducted with groups of students per driving shift.

Subject Number

Course Name

Lecture Hours

Lab Hours

Observation Hours

Quarter Credit Hours

IT-100

Introduction to Commercial Driving Ownership

80

0

0

8.0

GK-100

General Knowledge

90

20

10

10.5

SEP-100

Safety and Emergency Procedures

30

5

5

3.5

CH-100

Cargo Handling

30

5

5

3.5

PI-100

Pre-Trip Inspections

60

10

10

7.0

AB-100

Air Brakes Comprehension

30

0

5

3.5

TP-100

Trip Planning

30

0

10

3.5

PER-100

Personal Health and Employee Relations

60

0

20

7.0

AP-100

Advanced Practices

30

30

60

7.5

TOTAL:

440

70

125

54

Subject Description

IT-100 Introduction to Commercial Driving - The student will master a working knowledge of the trucking industry especially from an owner operator perspective. The student will be able to explain why the trucking industry is vital to our nation's economy, and the rules and regulations under which our industry operates. The student will also learn how establish DBA, communication between carriers and shippers, obtaining Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) and US Department of Transportation (USDOT) motor carrier numbers as well as legal parameters for tractor trailer owner operators. Prerequisites: None. 80/0/0 Clock Hours: 80 Quarter Credit Hours: 8.0

GK-100 General Knowledge - The student will master and be able to identify engine controls, primary vehicle controls and secondary vehicle controls. The student will also be able to name, locate and describe the function of the controls for the following: starting and shutting down the engine, shifting, accelerating, braking and parking. The student will also master day and night time driving. Prerequisites: Introduction to Commercial Driving 90/20/10 Clock Hours: 120 Quarter Credit Hours: 10.5

SEP-100 Safety and Emergency Procedures - The student will master the importance of recognizing hazards early and any clues that will tell a driver when other road users or obstructions may become a possible safety hazard. The student will also be able to think ahead in order to avoid possible driving emergencies. The student will also understand responsibilities associated with ownership of a tractor trailer. Prerequisites: General Knowledge 30/5/5 Clock Hours: 40 Quarter Credit Hours: 3.5

CH-100 Cargo Handling - The student will master the correct methods for loading cargo and distributing the weight of the load evenly as well as legal implications for an owner operator. They will also learn the basics of general freight and information regarding cargo requiring special handling such as liquids in bulk, livestock and unstable loads. Prerequisites: Safety and Emergency Procedures 30/5/5 Clock Hours: 40 Quarter Credit Hours: 3.5

PI-100 Pre-Trip Inspections - The student will be able to recognize damage, loose or missing parts of a commercial motor vehicle. They will also learn the understanding and use of federal and state regulations for inspections and be able to describe and explain the functions and relationship of the different vehicle systems. The student will also learn the responsibilities of federal and state regulations as well as owner operator's legal responsibilities. Prerequisites: Cargo Handling 43/0/0/0 Clock Hours: 80 Quarter Credit Hours: 7.0

AB-100 Air Brakes Comprehension - The student will be able to recognize air brake system parts, name locate and describe the function of the controls for the air brake system. The student will also learn how to describe the acceptable operating range for driving air brake commercial motor vehicles. Prerequisites: Pre-Trip Inspections 30/0/5 Clock Hours: 40 Quarter Credit Hours: 3.5

TP-100 Trip Planning - The student will be able to record time and activities while on the road, make entries in a logbook and know what information must be included and compute on-duty hours and required rest stops while on the road. The student will be able to explain how to locate the starting point and destination of a trip and map, plan trip routes, know how to obtain necessary permits and describe the different types of enforcement procedures. The student will master destination planning in order to operate an effective transportation company. Prerequisites: Air Brakes Comprehension 30/0/10 Clock Hours: 40 Quarter Credit Hours: 3.5

PER-100 Personal Health and Employee Relations - The student will be able to understand the physical demands of a truck driver's job as well as causes and cures for fatigue. The student will understand the effects of alcohol consumption on the body, lifting objects safely and understanding how stress can cause accidents. The student will also master interviewing skills and the importance employee relations as well as appropriate contact with potential contractors. Prerequisites: Trip Planning 60/0/20 Clock Hours: 80 Quarter Credit Hours: 7.0

AP-100 Advanced Driving Practices - The student will master advanced methods of operating a tractor and trailer, on the road speed management and space management. The student will also understand the effect of speed on the tractor trailer weight, center or gravity and stability through hands on driving as well as observation. The student will also master straight line backing, parallel parking, 45° parking, 90° parking as well as blind-side back procedures. Prerequisites: Advanced Driving Practices 30/30/60 Clock Hours: 120 Quarter Credit Hours: 7.5

Get In Touch

We’d love to hear from you!

Why Choose Us?

  • One-on-One financial aid assistance
  • Extensive Network for job placement assistance
  • Fully equipped facility for all programs
  • New classes start weekly