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Truck Driving

Truck Driver Training Program Overview

Learn how to become a truck driver. Local demand for qualified truck drivers is at an all-time high. Now you can train for a great paying job behind the wheel right here at College of The Albemarle (COA) – Edenton-Chowan.

The Truck Driver Training curriculum provides students with training to inspect and operate tractor-trailers and to assume driver responsibilities on the road and at pickup/delivery points. Emphasis is placed on vehicle inspections, defensive driving, range maneuvers, motor carrier safety regulations (DOT 380 – 397 and a certificate for entry-level drivers), trip planning, cargo handling, size/weight laws, general maintenance procedures, hours of service, and accident prevention.

All training, instruction, and testing are done at school facilities and with school-provided equipment.

The program is currently offered as a 10-week, day program, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, for a total 384 hours. Future plans for 2021 include expansion to an evening/weekend program.

Mandatory Orientation and Enrollment

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