Master Course Outline
TRK 110
Truck Driver Training


Credits: 12
Clock Hours per Quarter: 120

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: The prospective student must: have a valid state license with NO current driving privilege suspension in any state; demonstrate physical qualifications by passing a D.O.T. physical examination and drug screening as required by FMCSR part 391; meet current hiring standards as set by the trucking industry; be 18 years old; and have instructor permission.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Verify qualifications and complete CDL Endorsement tests.
  • Record and graph hours using a manual logbook, including on-duty driving, on duty not driving, sleeper, off duty, and available hours.
  • Plan route using a Carriers' Atlas.
  • Evaluate cab controls and gauges, power train, brakes, steering, and various engines and components following Washington State Licensure requirements for pre-trip inspection, basic skills, and driving.

  • 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 2017
    0912
    Steven Harvey
    TRK 110
    Winter 2017
    0912
    Steven Harvey
    TRK 110
    Fall 2016
    0911
    Steven Harvey
    TRK 110
    Winter 2016
    0916
    Steven Harvey
    TRK 110
    Fall 2015
    0911
    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
    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.