Class A CDL Program

Program Description

This program prepares municipal employees to take and pass the state Commercial Driver’s License Class A written examination and road test. The program will be conducted by the New England Tractor Trailer Training School (NETTTS). Educational Objectives - To offer an individual with very limited or no experience a training program that prepares a graduate to take and pass the state Commercial Driver’s License examination. Successful graduates of this program can obtain employment as an entry level commercial driver. Graduates of this program may require additional employer provided training.

Length of Program - Students normally complete the training program in eight weeks attending weekdays or weekends for 20 hours per week. Classes begin every two weeks.

Module 1 (40 hours) – Training activities in this section of the program are designed to develop the student’s ability to drive commercial vehicles safely. The students will receive an in-depth explanation to the trucking industry. Students will learn general knowledge and air brakes systems and combination vehicles in preparation for their CDL Class A permit. Included in this preparation are safety practices such as: observation of following distances, vehicle speed, weather conditions and driving strategies, as well as, preventative maintenance requirements for commercial vehicles. Students will be introduced to basic log book entries and 49 CFR, entry level driver training requirements.

Module 2 (120 hours) – Included in this section are various observation and performing maneuvers the student will need to master to pass the state road test, such as: straight backing, alley docking, parallel sight side and blind side backing maneuvers. The student will continue by observation and practice maneuvering a commercial vehicle on city streets, highways, and rural roads. Additionally, the students will perform and perfect their ability in pre-trip inspection techniques, and maneuvering a commercial vehicle through the required backing maneuvers. The student will drive the vehicle on city streets, rural roads, and highways. Lab hours include hands-on or observation.

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Credit Hours

Road Scholar Hours

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)


Road Scholar Credits

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