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Truck Driving School and CDL Training in Forth Worth, TX

At MT Training Center, our Truck Driving School and CDL Training Program gives you everything you need to launch a successful truck driving career. Our highly-trained instructors, intensive lessons, and network of regional employers will both groom you for a truck driving career and give you the resources you need to find one quickly. Unlike other schools, we don’t bind you to a contract after graduation — you’re free to choose your own career. Learn more about enrollment below, and call us at (972) 262-5395 with any questions.

Enroll in Truck Driving School and CDL Training at MT Training Center

In order to successfully enroll in our Truck Driving School and CDL Training Program at MT Training Center serving Fort Worth, TX, applicants must meet the following requirements:

1. Applicants must be over 18 and possess a valid driver’s license before enrolling. Applicants must also be free of any outstanding tickets and/or warrants. Additionally, applicants must not have had a DWI conviction in the past 3 past three years or any felony convictions involving illegal drugs in a commercial vehicle.

2. Applicants must schedule an interview with our admissions office and submit a completed enrollment form. Contact admissions here.

3. Applicants must provide the MT Training Center with a completed high diploma or GED.

4. Applicants must successfully complete a long-form physical examination from the Department of Transportation and pass a Department of Transportation drug screening.

5. Applicants may not have any of the following heath conditions:

  • An un-waived loss of limb
  • An appendage impairment that interferes with driving
  • Diabetes requiring insulin for control
  • Heart problems, respiratory dysfunction, or high blood pressure
  • Rheumatic arthritic, orthopedic, muscular, neuromuscular, or vascular problems that would affect control of a motor vehicle
  • Epilepsy or other conditions likely to cause unconsciousness
  • Mental health issues that may interfere with vehicle control
  • Less than 20/40 vision in each eye (cannot be color blind)

Graduate Contract-Free in the Fort Worth, TX Area

Unlike other CDL training programs and truck driving schools, we don’t bind our students to a contract upon graduation. Once you graduate from our program, you are free to choose your own path and negotiate employment under your own terms. For post-graduates looking for employment opportunities, we proudly maintain a wide network of regional and national connections here at the MT Training Center and will be happy to help you find opportunities in Fort Worth and beyond.

Start Enrollment Today!

Start your path towards a new truck driving career and begin enrollment with us today! If you have any questions regarding welding training, or any of our other programs, please contact our office In Grand Prairie, TX at (972) 262-5395. All applicants will be notified concerning their acceptance after review from our program Director.

Truck Driving

Tuition and Fees

Registration: $150.00
Tuition: $3,150.00
MVR Fee: $8.00
Drug Test Fee: $50.00
DOT Physical Fee: $50.00
Learner's Permit Fee: $10.00
License Fee(subject to change per DOT): $60.00
Total Cost $3,478.00

Class Schedule

Day classes are scheduled Monday through Saturday from 7:00 AM - 5:20 PM, as indicated below. Classes will receive various breaks throughout the day (see schedule below) with a half hour lunch beginning at 11:50 a.m. The day class will end 4 weeks after the start date. Upon completion of the program and successfully passing all written and driving examinations, the student will be issued a certificate of completion through the MT Training Center and receive a CDL issued through the Department of Transportation. Enrollment into the program begins every Monday. Classes also available in Spanish DAY SCHEDULE MONDAY - SATURDAY
Period 1 07:00 a.m. - 07:50 a.m. Break 07:50 a.m. - 08:00 a.m.
Period 2 08:00 a.m. - 08:50 a.m. Break 08:50 a.m. - 09:00 a.m.
Period 3 09:00 a.m. - 09:50 a.m. Break 09:50 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Period 4 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Break 10:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Period 5 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Lunch 11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Period 6 12:20 p.m. - 01:10 p.m. Break 01:10 p.m. - 01:20 p.m.
Period 7 01:20 p.m. - 02:10 p.m. Break 02:10 p.m. - 02:20 p.m.
Period 8 02:20 p.m. - 03:10 p.m. Break 03:10 p.m. - 03:20 p.m.
Period 9 03:20 p.m. - 04:10 p.m. Break 04:10 p.m. - 04:20 p.m.
Period 10 04:20 p.m. - 05:20 p.m.
PROGRAM AND SUBJECT DESCRIPTIONS
237 Contact Hours
15.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Length: 4 Weeks
Ratios: 20:1 (students/instructor)

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. 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 graduate will qualify for employment as a truck driver, driver, and tractor-trailer operator for private carriers, short haul trucking companies, and distributors. The truck driving school program offers a total of 237 hours of student instruction, broken down into: 105 hours of classroom/lab, 12 range hours, 32 hours of actual drive time per student, and 88 hours of observation. The listed total clock hours equates to 15 quarter credit hours. The students will learn the fundamentals as well as advanced procedures of driving a tractor-trailer vehicle. Each student will have a minimum of 12 hours of range practice and 32 hours of actual street driving experience, and 88 hours of observation upon completion of the program. A graduate of this program without prior truck driving experience needs to drive with an experienced and competent driver for several weeks to gain sufficient behind-the-wheel experience to drive alone and over the road safely.
Subject
Number Classroom/Lab Hours Observation Hours Range-Simulated Work Site Behind the Wheel
TTBO-100 Basic Operation 28 60 9 19
TTBO-100.1 Introductions
TTBO-100.2 Control Systems
TTBO-100.3 Basic Control
TTBO-100.4 Coupling and Uncoupling
TTBO-100.5 Shifting and Backing
TTBO-200 Safe Operating Practices 12 22 3 10
TTBO-200.1 Visual Search Of Traffic
TTBO-200.2 Communication on the Road
TTBO-200.3 Speed Management
TTBO-200.4 Space Management
TTBO-300 Advanced Operating Practices 16 6 0 3
TTBO-300.1 Extreme Driving Conditions
TTBO-300.2 Night Operations
TTBO-300.3 Hazard Perception
TTBO-300.4 Managing Life on the Road
TTBO-400 Systems and Malfunctions 6 0 0 0
TTBO-400.1 Vehicle Systems
TTBO-400.2 Vehicle Inspections
TTBO-400.3 Recognizing Malfunctions
TTBO-500 Non-Vehicle Activities 43 0 0 0
TTBO-500.1 Cargo Documentation and Handling
TTBO-500.2 Trip Planning
TTBO-500.3 Hours of Service Logs
TTBO-500.4 Hazardous Materials
TTBO-500.5 First Aid
TTBO-500.6 Environment Issues
TTBO-500.7 Alcohol and Drug Awareness
TTBO-500.8 Department of Transportation Regulations
Total Hours/Credits 105 88 12 32
Total Clock Hours: 237 Total Quarter Credit Hours: 15

Subjective Description

TTBO-100 Basic Operations- The student will learn how to properly operate the control systems of a tractor and trailer, coupling and uncoupling, as well as proper procedures for shifting and backing maneuvers.Prerequisites: None28/60/9/19 Clock Hours:116Quarter Credit Hours:6.5

TTBO-200 Safe Operating Practices-The student will master visual methods for visual searches of traffic including night driving, realize the effects of rain, snow, and ice, and how to handle difficult situations.Prerequisites:Learner's Permit12/22/3/10 Clock Hours:47Quarter Credit Hours:2.5

TTBO-300 Advanced Operating Practices- - The student will learn advanced methods of operating a tractor and trailer, as well as road speed, space management extreme driving conditions, hours of service, hazardous awareness, and sliding 5th wheel and tandem axles.Prerequisites:Learner's Permit16/6/0/3 Clock Hours:25Quarter Credit Hours:1.5

TTBO-400 Systems and Malfunctions- The student will learn vehicle systems, methods and processes of vehicle inspections, how to properly recognize truck / trailer malfunctions, as well as how to report any malfunctions.Prerequisites:Learner's Permit6/0/0/0 Clock Hours:6Quarter Credit Hours:5.0

TTBO-500 Non-Vehicle Activities- The student will learn how to properly fill out cargo documentation and will learn how to carefully handle cargo, as well as how to keep track of service log sheets. The students will also learn how to perform first aid, environmental issues, alcohol and drug awareness while operating a vehicle, as well as learn accident procedures and how to handle hazardous materials.Prerequisites:Learner's Permit43/0/0/0 Clock Hours:43Quarter Credit Hours:4.0

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