Commercial Vehicle Driving, O.C.
The Commercial Vehicle Driving program prepares students for entry-level employment as a Truck Driver. The program focuses on all safety issues, federal rules, and regulations, providing one-on-one driving training instruction (one student per truck). The course is divided into three specific sections: orientation, hands-on training in operating a tractor-trailer, and street driving on specific routes. Upon completion, students are eligible to acquire a class “A” Commercial Driver License (CDL) and local or over-the-road job placement assistance.
Review the guided degree pathway where you will find a detailed plan for your courses and other requirements each semester that prepare you for graduation and your transfer goals.
Olustee Public Safety Training Center
You must complete 3 tests at the DMV to obtain the Class A CDL Permit.
Monday – Thursday
Tuition $904.93Lab Fee $1665.00License Fee $80.00Drug Screen $50.00Uniforms $150.00CDL Testing Fee $300.00Insurance $15.00Textbook $100.00
Starting Salaries in the state of Florida range from $39,882-$68,007. Your anticipated salary depends on your level of certification and ASE Certifications
In the state of Florida, there are currently over 3,800 employment opportunities, according to Indeed.
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Be at least 18-years-oldApplicants 18 to 21 years of age are only permitted to operate intrastate (only in Florida) once licensed
Provide a copy of the Complete Florida DMV-Authorized Driving Record (fees apply to obtain the record)Available through Columbia County Tax Collector Office or online at www.floridadrivingrecord.com.
Complete and pass a 10-panel drug screen before application submittal (fees apply)
Meet Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) requirements to drive in FloridaIndividual truck lines may have additional requirements
Be able to pass D.O.T. physical requirements to be employable
Have Class “A” CDL training permitResource: Florida Commercial Driver License Manual (July 2019)
Submit an online application for admission to Florida Gateway College.
Submit a Commercial Vehicle Training Program (Class A) Application
Florida Gateway College’s Commercial Vehicle Driving program requires its students to participate in real-world activities as part of the learning process. The below lists cover the physical and mental and emotional requirements to succeed in this program.
As a part of this program, students must have the ability to:
Mental and Emotional Requirements
The Commercial Vehicle Driving program is offered to prepare students for immediate employment in the commercial vehicle driving industry.
The following is a suggested sequence for the courses:
Program Length: 11 weeks
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