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Truck Driving Training - CDL A and B  Email
Carroll Community College

1601 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157-6944

410-386-8100 - voice
410-386-8111 - fax
410-876-2419 - TTY/TDD

Office HoursMon-Thurs 8:30-7, Fri 8:30-4:30; Summer hours 6/15-8/14 Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30
Contact 1Steven Berry
Sr. Director, Career and Continuing Professional Education
410-386-8145 - voice
Contact 2Janet Ladd
Senior Director, Corporate Services & Workforce Development
410-386-8095 - voice
PurposeTo provide quality training for anyone interested in entering the transportation industry as a professional tractor trailer driver (Class A and B).
ServiceThrough a combination of classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel experience, students will acquire the knowledge and skills required to obtain highly sought-after commercial driver positions in today’s dynamic trucking industry. This program is held at Carroll Community College's main campus. A pre-program application must be submitted for program consideration. Commercial Vehicle Training Program Prerequisites: Although no prior experience with trucks is required to enroll in the CDL program, students must meet driver qualifications set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), an agency in the US Department of Transportation that regulates the trucking industry in the United States and pass the physical examination requirements established by the US Department of Transportation (DOT). Additionally, the program requires a negative federal drug screen after your learner’s permit is obtained and before you begin the road portion of training. Specifically, students must meet the following requirements: Be 18 years of age or older (for intrastate driving) or 21 years of age or older (for interstate driving) Possess a valid non-provisional driver’s license and safe driving record (no more than three points on your driving record and maintain zero points for drug or alcohol violations) Communicate in the English language sufficiently, as required by the US DOT Successfully complete a DOT physical, which cannot expire during the training period Successfully pass a DOT federal drug screen before moving to the road portion of training Register with the FMCSA Clearinghouse and be willing to participate in random drug and/or alcohol testing at the discretion of program instructors or administrators. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What number do I call for more information, registration and billing, orientation or intake interviews? 410-386-8100-For information, registration, tuition assistance, and billing. I need a CDL Learner's Permit to enroll in the program? No, you will have an opportunity during the classroom portion of training to go to the MVA and test for your permit. You must obtain a permit before moving onto the maneuvers and road portion of the program. Do I need to get a physical before entering into the program? A physical is required before program acceptance. The College will facilitate this process with you to ensure you obtain a physical through an approved provider. What endorsements should I test for when obtaining my CDL Learner's Permit? Your instructor will talk about endorsements as part of the program. In general, airbrakes and combinations, along with general knowledge, is recommended for CDL, Class A. Will you look at my driving record? As part of the program application process, College representatives will pull your most current MVA records. Do applicants take drug screening? Yes, at the appropriate time within the program, College representatives will help you coordinate a drug test with its approved provider. You must pass this drug screen before operating a vehicle. How many instructional (clock) hours are in each program? CDL-A: 280 total hours What is the class size? The program accepts a maximum of twelve (12) students to ensure an appropriate student to instructor ratio. Where/when are classes held? All classroom and range instruction is held at Carroll Community College’s main campus (1601 Washington Road, Westminster, MD 21157). Current program hours are from 8:30am – 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. Attendance Policy/ MVA Skills Testing Policy? Professional drivers must be on time for work assignments and deliveries. A minimum of 90% attendance is required to receive a Certificate of Completion for the course. Other course requirements will be included in the program syllabus. What is the course cost? For current pricing information, please call 410-386-8100. More Information? Please call 410-386-8100 for additional information and/or to receive an application for program consideration.
FeesCheck the website or call 410-386-8100
SubjectsAdult Education, Driver's License, Employment, Trucks, Vocational Training/Counseling
Last Updated29 November 2022