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Truck Driving School in Grand Prairie, TX

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants for community truck driving school must meet all of the following requirements before being admitted into the truck driving cdl programs at the MT Training Center: The truck driver 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, GED, or successfully pass the written Learner’s Permit section of the CDL exam; Complete your Admissions Application; must be at least 18 years of age; must be able to read and write English; must be able to perform simple arithmetic; no felony convictions involving illegal drugs in a commercial vehicle, and no DWI (driving while intoxicated) violations within the last 3 years. All 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 CDL training students will be notified concerning his/her acceptance after review from the Director. Once the student has been accepted they will be subject to the school’s refund and cancellation policy. Class size is limited based upon space availability. Efforts are made to assign trucking classes times that fit the prospective student’s schedule. MT Training Center does not discriminate regarding race, creed, age, sex, or religion.

NO CONTRACTS TO SIGN UPON GRADUATION

The MT Training Center’s truck driver cdl training program is completely independent. We are neither affiliated with nor are we controlled by any outside truck driving cdl company. You will not be required to sign any type of employment contract when you complete your cdl training. What does this mean to you as a newly licensed commercial driver? EVERYTHING!! First and foremost, it means you are in control of your CDL education; you can pick and choose for which company you are going to work. It means you are free to sign with the company of your choosing. Also, if you go to work with your chosen company and a better opportunity presents itself, you are free to seek employment elsewhere.

What exactly is a post-graduation contract? Post-graduate contracts are also known as “Non-Compete Clauses”. Some truck driving schools provide vocational courses for only one or two truck driving cdl companies. All graduates are contractually bound to those companies for a period of time usually lasting one to two years. The contract basically prevents a driver from working for any companies other than the ones to which the school is bound. If you would like to work for someone other than the contracted company, the company that wishes to hire you may be forced to pay a fee to release you from your contract. This fee can run the company that desires your services several thousand dollars PER MONTH! This is a HUGE financial disincentive and most companies are unwilling to pay to have a potential employee released from their contract.

Additionally, a truck driver who is under contract with their cdl programs reports their companies frequently use the contract to control the driver’s home time AND their delivery locations. Some drivers report they are driving twice as many over-the-road miles as drivers without a contract. Why? When you are contractually obligated, your company controls YOU and not your fellow driver who is under no contractual obligation.

As a graduate of the MT Training Center’s trucking school YOU CONTROL YOUR FUTURE!

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must meet all of the following requirements before being admitted into the truck driving cdl program at the MT Training Center: The driving school 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 […]

Truck Driving

Tuition and Fees

Registration: $150.00
Tuition: $4,248.00
DOT Drug Test Fee: $48.00
DOT Physical Exam Fee: $25.00
Learner's Permit Fee: $25.00
Licencsing Fee: $61.00
Total Cost $4,600.00

Class Schedule

Day classes are scheduled Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM, as indicated below. Classes will receive various breaks throughout the day (see schedule below) with a half hour lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. 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 Texas Department of Public Safety. Enrollment into the program begins every Monday. Classes also available in Spanish DAY SCHEDULE MONDAY - SATURDAY

Period 1 07:30 a.m. - 08:50 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: 6 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

Subject 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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