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Truck Driver Training Certificate
What is Truck Driver Training?
The Truck Driver Training Program at IVCC combines classroom presentation and hands-on experience that leads to a Class A commercial driver’s license. Students learn the basic skills to become a safe, professional truck driver that will enable the student to secure an entry-level position in the trucking industry. IVCC TDT meets all Federal Motor Carrier Safety Admistration's Entry Level Driver Training.
Illinois Valley Community College’s Truck Driver Training Program, TDT 1201 (classroom instruction) and 1202 (behind-the-wheel driving) is completed in 160 hours. After the completion of the required hours and road test at the DMV, you will receive a Certificate in Truck Driver Training and Commerical Driver's License.
Equipment Refresher course is available to students that have held a Class CDL in the past ten years and need to practice before retesting. This course is one week long (40 Hours).
Features of the Program
- Six students per class: 1 instructor to 3 students for outside equipment training.
- Night Classes are 6 weeks long, Monday through Friday from 5:00PM—10:00PM
- Day classes are 4 weeks long, Monday through Friday from 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Students learn turning, shifting, yard skills, pre-trip inspection along with, elogs, safety and industry regulations.
Truck Driver Training cost $3,972.00, paid upon enrollment.
Ways to pay for IVCC Truck Driver Program:
- Veteran and National Guard Grants.
- B.E.S.T. has tutition assistance available for those that are unemployed or underemployed.
- The Advanced Proficiency Certificate (6 college credits required) allows use of Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA).
- NELNET payment plan is available with an $800 downpayment unpon enrollment and six monthly payments thereafter.
- More information on financial aid is available at www.ivcc.edu/financialaid.
Call TDT Administrative Assistant, Audrey Moreno at 815-224-0265 for information. Enrollment is based on completion of Permit Theory Class and copy of DMV Class A Permit.
Careers in Truck Driving
Find out more about Truck Driving Careers at www.mynextmove.org. Search Truck Driver.
What truck drivers do
- Load and unload cargo or passengers
- Verify load against shipping papers
- Keep records of receipts
- Deliver cargo to grain elevators, barges, trains, businesses, job sites, loading docks
- Remove snow from streets
- Perform daily pre-trip inspection
Truck Drivers are in high demand. Students can choose the type of work wanted, local, regional and over-the-road. Local government jobs in state, city and townships have positions open. Unions hire on CDL licenses holders for high demand fields of electrical lineman, constuction and iron workers. Farmers and Ag Business have seasonal positions available. Current list of CDL job openings available to past and current students.