Southwest Truck Driver Training
1230 W. Glenn Street
Tucson, AZ 85705

Southwest Truck Driver Training

Program: Professional Truck Driver Program

Length: 4 weeks

Hours of Training: 160 (Class A)

Program: CDL Commercial Truck Driver Program

Hours of Training: 120 (Class A)

Program: CDL Refresher Training Program

Hours of Training: 120

Training Equipment:

  • Tractor-Trailers
  • Tanker Truck
  • Dump Truck
  • Transit Bus
  • School Bus

Job Placement Assistance: Yes

Award: Certificate of Completion

CDL Training Offered:

  • Class A
  • Class B
  • CDL Refresher
  • Tank Endorsement
  • Hazmat Endorsement
  • Doubles/Triples Endorsement
  • Combination Vehicles Endorsement
  • Air brakes Endorsement
  • School Bus Endorsement
  • Passenger Endorsement

Classroom Instruction:

  • Safety awareness
  • Trip planning
  • Logging skills
  • Map reading
  • Time management
  • Roadside inspection guidelines
  • Scale operations
  • Weight distribution
  • DOT laws & regulations
  • General Knowledge Exam prep
  • Combination Vehicles Exam prep
  • Hazardous Materials Exam prep
  • Tank Vehicles Exam prep
  • Doubles/Triples Exam prep

Skills Training:

  • Pre-trip and post-trip inspections
  • Cab familiarization
  • Alley docking
  • Proper shifting techniques
  • Backing, turning & parking
  • Coupling & uncoupling
  • Straight line backing
  • Offset driver side backing
  • Offset passenger side backing
  • Site side parallel parking
  • Blind side parallel parking
  • Loading, securing & unloading cargo
  • Night time operations
  • Preventative maintenance

Road Training:

  • Speed management
  • Proper braking
  • Vehicle space management
  • Inclines
  • Downgrades
  • Railroad crossings
  • Bridges
  • Underpasses
  • Shifting up
  • Downshifting
  • Double clutching
  • City driving
  • Expressway driving
  • Night driving
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