Truck Driving

A partnership between Tyler Junior College and Career Trucking School, Inc.

(CTS) General Guidelines Students must register in both CDL Written Skills and Professional Truck Driver Training. Qualified applicants must have a high school diploma or a GED certificate. In addition, students must be at least 21 years of age, have an acceptable driving record, complete and pass a Department of Transportation Physical Exam, have the ability to read, write and speak the English language, and meet the requirements of the Motor Carrier Federal Safety Regulations, Qualifications of Drivers. Application details will be provided at registration

For more information, contact the TJC School of Continuing Studies at 903-510-2900 or by emailing continuingstudies@tjc.edu.

CDL Written Skills

(CVOP-1005 Commercial Drivers License Written Skills)

This course provides classroom instruction on the basic operation of a commercial truck; the principles of visual search, signaling, speed management terrain management and maneuvering in traffic; ways of recognizing hazardous situations in advance, emergency braking techniques, evasive actions, causes of skidding and jackknifing, and techniques for recovering from such emergencies; the function and operation of all key vehicle systems; and how to complete a Driver’s Daily Log, hours of duty limits, required rest periods, the basic procedure for handling the scene of an accident, reporting accidents, basic first aid, and extinguishing fires. The course also helps students prepare for mastery of the Commercial Driver’s License written examination. (80 hrs.)

Professional Truck Driver Training

(CVOP-1040 Professional Truck Driver II)

This course provides hands-on instruction on the basic operation of a commercial truck; the principles of visual search, signaling, speed management terrain management and maneuvering in traffic; ways of recognizing hazardous situations in advance, emergency braking techniques, evasive actions, causes of skidding, and jackknifing, and techniques for recovering from such emergencies; and the function and operation of all key vehicle systems. (160 hrs.) Prerequisite: CDL Written Skills