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TRK 110
Truck Driver Training


Credits: 12
Clock Hours per Quarter: 120

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:120


Description
Entry-level lecture training for long haul truck driving jobs and commercial driving license testing. Topics include basics of trucking industry and trucking equipment: inspection of equipment, mechanical components, brake adjustment, preventative maintenance, servicing, defensive driving techniques, cargo loading, securing load, documentation, map reading, DOT log books, trip planning, accident and fire prevention, reporting, hazardous material transportation and documentation. Prerequisites: Pass DOT physical and mandatory drug test, have a social security card and have a satisfactory driving record for past five years.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate CDL written test knowledge on general knowledge, combination vehicles, doubles and triples, tankers, and hazardous materials.
  • Demonstrate and identify log- book procedures.
  • Demonstrate map reading knowledge.
  • Inspect and identify cab controls and gauges, power train, brake, steering, and various engines and components.
  • Demonstrate work ethic appropriate to this industry.

  • Course Topics
  • Introduction to trucking
  • Personal health & safety as it relates to trucking
  • Vehicle inspection
  • Control systems
  • Vehicle systems
  • Basic control
  • Coupling and uncoupling
  • Sliding fifth wheels and tandem axles
  • Preventative maintenance and servicing
  • Recognizing and reporting malfunctions
  • Communication
  • Space management
  • Night driving
  • Extreme driving conditions
  • Skid control
  • Hazard awareness
  • Railroad crossings
  • Emergency maneuvers and accident procedures
  • Special rigs
  • Handling cargo and cargo documentation
  • Trip planning
  • Hours of service
  • Driving international routes
  • Hazardous material

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    TRK 110
    Spring 2013
    0911
    Steven Harvey
    TRK 110
    Winter 2013
    0916
    Steven Harvey
    TRK 110
    Summer 2012
    0911
    Steven Harvey
    TRK 110
    Spring 2012
    0911
    Steven Harvey
    TRK 110
    Winter 2012
    0916
    Steven Harvey


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
     
     
    X
    X
    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.