Week One – 40 hours classroom
During the first week, we’ll cover the following important skills and topics.
Introduction to Trucking, Control Systems, Hours of Service, Vehicle Inspection, Vehicle
Systems, Basic Control, Shifting, Backing, Coupling and Uncoupling, Visual Search,
Communication, Space Management, Speed Management, Night Driving, Extreme Driving
Conditions, Hazard Awareness, Emergency Maneuvers, Skid Control, Accident Procedures, Fifth Wheel, Special Rigs Maintenance, Recognizing and Report Malfunctions, Handling Cargo, Personal Health, Trip Planning, Public Relations, and CDL.
We’ll cover these topics with a variety of instructional methods, including tapes, lectures, demonstrations, and bookwork. During this week, you’ll also be tested on all subjects covered. Once you have completed the first week of classroom, you will have received a broad theory in the above subjects. These theories will be applied during your field training. You’ll also be prepared to take your DMV permit and endorsements tests.