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Course Title
Learning To Drive A Commercial Truck Class "A" (CDLA)


The student will receive instruction related to knowledge of North Carolina's CDL, driving safety, vehicle inspection, air brakes, along with public and employee relations. Students are required to obtain a CDL permit, DOT Medical Card and a drug screen once class begins.  These documents are required prior to road training with an instructor.  


The student will be able to achieve the following objectives in accordance with the information received during the instructional period:

  1. List the areas drivers must check during an initial inspection.
  2. Identify what makes a vehicle not road ready.
  3. Determine how to successfully engage a standard transmission on an incline.
  4. Properly shift a manual transmission through the appropriate gears.
  5. Conduct a proper during operation vehicle inspection.
  6. Conduct a proper after operation vehicle inspection.
  7. Properly back a tractor trailer at multiple angels including 90 and 45 degrees.
  8. Conduct proper coupling and uncoupling of trailers.
  9. Achieve a CDL license.




Valid North Carolina Drivers License

Method of Instruction

Lecture and lab including vehicle driving and testing.


  1. Exam: Yes, with a test score of 80 or better.
  2. Demonstrations of Skills: Yes
  3. Class Participation: Yes