Commercial Truck Driving

Overview

The Transportation and Logistics Center of Excellence (TLC) at TCC is a FMCSA registered training provider that provides a variety of training options needed within the transportation industry. Students who successfully complete the program will be able to take the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Class "A" Licensure Exam.
 
 
TLC offers students two great options to obtain a high demand licensure that can be used within the trucking and logistics industry:
 

Commercial Vehicle Driving Career and Technical Certificate

Learn the necessary skills to join millions of drivers on the road today. This program covers all aspects needed to earn a Class "A" License, while meeting FMCSA's Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations. This course is offered at our Transportation and Logistics Center in Leon County.

Course Details

Course code: TRA0080

Meet Times

Program Length

Day Sessions (320 Hours)
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

8 Weeks

Night Sessions (320 Hours)
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Monday – Thursday

AND

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Two (2) Saturday's a month 

16 Weeks

 

Upcoming Commercial Vehicle Driving DAY & NIGHT Sessions

Class "A" Refresher

This course provides individuals with an opportunity to learn the skills needed to improve their driving quality and safety on the road. This course is aimed at those who are current Class "A" license holders with a time gap or limited over the road experience.  This course will cover pre-trip inspection, basic skills, and road driving in a Class "A" vehicle. Individuals who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Enhance and further your skills to improve your quality of driving and safety on the road.

Are you a current Class "A" license holder? You haven’t driven in a while? Have little or no experience driving over-the-road?

This 40-hour course will provide a review of commercial vehicle driving to refresh and enhance the knowledge of pre-trip inspection, basic skills, and road driving in a Class "A" vehicle.

Course Details

Cost: $795 (testing fees for removing any restrictions not included)

  • Dates: July 25th - August 4th 
  • Times: Monday through Friday, 5 PM to 10 PM

Testing available, if needed, for those who successfully complete the course.

  • Testing Cost: $325 (includes usage of vehicle)

CDL Permit Preparation

This course prepares an individual to sit for their Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) which is needed prior to pursuing a Commercial Driver’s License. The course will cover general knowledge, combination vehicles, and air brakes. This is a self-paced online course that includes 2 live sessions from CDL instructors. Individuals who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion.

 

Course Details

Cost: $50 

 

  • Dates: TBD
  • Times: Online at your own pace with 2 one hour live sessions determined by instructor

 

 

HazMat Endorsement

Coming Soon July 2022!

 

Employer Testing Services

TCC is certified as a Third Party Administrator (TPA) by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). Individuals who need to complete the Commercial Driver License test on behalf of their employer will complete the Skills Test as scheduled by a DHSMV certified Third Party Tester (TPT). All testing must be scheduled no less than 3 business days prior to desired test date. Initial Testing Fee: $325 (Includes 1 retake) Retake Testing Fee: $75 per attempt

Important Information

  • Payment of any fees to TCC (3rd Party Administrator) will not affect fees payable by the applicant to the Department for issuance of a driver license.
  • The Department may retest any applicant presenting a TCC (3rd Party Administrator’s) waiver form in the process of obtaining a driver license without regard to results indicated on that form.
  • TCC (3rd Party Administrator) does not issue driver licenses and cannot guarantee issuance of a driver license nor in any way influence the Department in issuance of a driver license.
 

Program Details

 Commercial Vehicle Driving Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 2022 - 2023

 

Admission Requirements

  • At least a  standard high school diploma or GED diploma
  • Must be at least 18 years of age  (Please note students under 21 years of age must show proof of employment or intent to hire within the trucking industry, due to most employers requiring candidates to be at least 21 years of age )
  • Provide a 7 year Driving History no  older than 45 days prior to the first day of class which shows no major traffic violations (including the below) within that timeframe:
    • ​No DUI
    • No Careless Driving
    • No more than 6 points within 3 years
  • Complete and pass the Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical Exam prior to the first day of class
  • Complete and pass a Drug Screen within 30 days prior to the first day of class

Financial Aid

This program is not be eligible for Federal Financial Aid however, if eligible, you may qualify for VA benefits, other financial assistance, or participate in an alternative payment plan option.

Supplies

Purchases for textbooks and uniforms may be made in the bookstore. Visit the TCC Bookstore today!

   
 
For more information please call (850) 558-3550 or email tlc@tcc.fl.edu