Truck Driver Training
Get on the Road and into an Exciting Career
Classes start every Monday! Click here to schedule a one-on-one information session and learn more about this program.
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SAFETY DIRECTOR CREDENTIAL I (LBS 8130): Safety is everyone’s business. This program is intended for transportation employees at all levels including managers, directors, and new hires in areas such as trucking, intermodal, rail, manufacturing, insurance, warehousing, and risk management. Advance your knowledge of the federal motor carrier safety regulations. Understand the responsibilities of all involved including shippers, corporate entities, supervisors, material handlers, and drivers. Learn to correct deficiencies, implement drug and alcohol programs, and address the Comprehensive Safety Analysis initiative. To earn the Safety Director Credential, you must complete Safety Director Credential I (LBS8130) and Safety Director Credential II (LBS8135). This course is a prerequisite to LBS8135.
SAFETY DIRECTOR CREDENTIAL I (LBS 8135): Build skills and knowledge in the transportation industry as it relates to insurance, cargo security and securement, vehicle inspection, maintenance, and warehouse material handling and storage. Gain an awareness of liability issues and mitigation strategies, legal weights and dimensions, oversized, overweight routing and permits, theft reduction, proper vehicle inspections and identification of unsafe vehicles components and material handling equipment, proper storage including hazardous materials, food grade products, overhead storage, proper goods movement documentation and more. To earn the Safety Director Credential, you must complete Safety Director Credential I (LBS8130) and Safety Director Credential II (LBS8135). Prerequisite: LBS8130
Truck Driver Training
TRUCK DRIVER TRANING 160 (LCE 8016): The 160-hour CDL A license course meets all Illinois requirements. Includes permit test, pre-trip inspections, yard skills practice, highway driving and road tests. Students demonstrate the CDL laws, use of controls, safe driving techniques and defensive driving. Hazmat endorsement optional with additional $89.50 paid directly to vendor providing service. Successful completion allows individuals to sit for the Illinois CDL A exam. Courses start every Monday at one of our locations. Prerequisite: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for approval.
TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING 240: The 240-hour CDL A license course meets all Illinois requirements of 160 training hours plus 80 additional hours. Includes pre-trip inspections, yard skills practice, highway driving, road tests, in addition to advanced trip planning, logs/other documentation, plus advanced cargo handling and shipping. Students can obtain doubles and triples and tanker endorsements. Hazmat endorsement optional with additional $89.50 paid directly to vendor providing service. Courses start every Monday at one of our locations. This class is scheduled by student request. Prerequisite: Attendance at an Info Session (see below) or in-person meeting with CDL staff for program is required for approval. Email email@example.com to register.
TANKER TRAINING: There is always a demand for qualified tanker drivers. Upgrade your CDL skills and learn to drive a tanker trailer. This 40-hour course is a comprehensive study of tanker truck operations and specific tanker issues and requirements and includes both classroom and over-the-road experience. Prerequisites: Hold a valid commercial driver's license with tanker endorsement and submit a driving record abstract. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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Truck Driver Training: 240 Hours
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