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ENTRY LEVEL DRIVER

OVERVIEW

LICENSES

SPECIALIZED

Entrance Requirements

 

Central Tech's entrance requirements reflect trucking industry hiring standards to help insure that graduates are employable in the trucking industry.

 

The individual must possess a valid driver's license.

NOTE: Each student will be given the opportunity to obtain an Oklahoma Commercial Driver's License while in training.

 

Effective March 1, 2012, all students will be required to have a DOT physical and Class A Learner's permit BEFORE you will be scheduled for a class.  (In order to obtain a Class A Learner's permit, you need to take and pass the following exams - Combination Vehicle, Air Brakes, and General Knowledge.)

Out-of-state students MUST provide a certified copy of their birth certificate (click here for information on how to obtain this document) or a passport (click here to for information on how to apply) or proof of legal residency.

 

Federal law requires drivers to be at least 21 years of age to cross a state line. Individuals age 18-21 are able to obtain a Class A CDL license but will be restricted to intrastate driving until they reach the age of 21 years.

 

Language Requirements:  Must be able to read and speak the English language fluently enough to converse with the general public, to understand the highway traffic signs and signals, to respond to official inquiries, and make entries on reports and records. Seventh grade reading and math level recommended.

 

Physical Requirements:  Specific requirements are detailed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website:  Effective, May 21, 2014, only doctors who register through the national registry of FMCSA are allowed to do DOT physicals.

 

click here to download DOT card). General DOT requirements include (but are not limited to) the following:

 

• Has no loss of a foot, leg, hand, arm, or has no impairment of the use of foot, leg, hand, fingers, arm, or any other structural defect which interferes with their ability to control and safely drive a motor vehicle.

• Has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of Diabetes currently requiring insulin for control.

• Has no current clinical diagnosis of High Blood Pressure likely to interfere with their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

• Has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of Epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause unconsciousness or any loss of ability to control a motor vehicle.

 

Other Requirements :

Accidents: Any chargeable accident within the past 3 years will be subject to review.

An accident report will be required.

 

Offense: A student is allowed two (2) moving offenses during the three (3) years prior to their entry date.  Student may not have any careless or reckless driving convictions.

 

Alcohol or Drug Related: No conviction within the past five (5) years.

Drug Testing:  Each student must pass a controlled substance test to be administered on the 1st day of training.

 

Curriculum

 

Course Description:

 

The PTDI-certified Truck Driver Training course at Central Tech utilizes classroom instruction, range and road driving, and practical application of skills used in highway driving. Our ratio of only two students per truck allows each student to develop proficient driving skills. The course is 23 training days, Monday through Friday, 7:00am - 4:30pm.

 

Upon graduation students will possess a Commercial Drivers License (Class A) with a thorough working knowledge of commercial vehicle operations, air brake systems, safety practices, and DOT rules and regulations.  Upon successful completion and if all requirements are met, each student will receive a certificate of completion from Central Tech Truck Driver Training and a PTDI seal of attainment indicating completion of all standards.

 

(Approximate total hours 210)

 

Basic Operation

Orientation

Introduction to Trucking

Control Systems

Vehicle Inspections

Shifting

Backing

Coupling & Uncoupling

Vehicle Systems

Basic Controls

 

 

Safe Operating Practices

Visual Search

Speed Management

Space Management

Sliding 5th Wheel

Night Operation

Extreme Conditions

Communications

Proficiency Development

Advanced Operating Practices

Hazard Awareness

Emergency Maneuvers

Advanced Development

 

Vehicle Maintenance

Preventative Maintenance

Troubleshooting

Non-Vehicle Activities

Cargo Handling

Cargo Documentation

Hours of Service

Accident Procedures

Special Rigs

Trip Planning

Personal Health & Safety

Public & Employer Relations

CSA

Certification

 

Central Tech Truck Driver Training's commitment to quality training is evident in the PTDI-certified course that is offered. Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) is a national certification for truck driving schools and provides tangible proof that a course meets stringent standards from a certification that is recognized and respected in the trucking industry.

 

Central Tech Truck Driver Training's staff of instructors consists of NATMI-certified Commercial Driver Trainers. The North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI) provides certification for a wide variety of transportation related professions.

 

Central Tech has the only truck driver training program approved by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education (ODCTE) for training statewide. In 1986 ODCTE and Oklahoma legislators decided to put resources into one program as opposed to many different locations. This decision has allowed Central Tech to become one of the largest facilities in the nation.

 

Central Tech is also a member of the National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools (NAPFTDS) which is a network of public truck driving schools across the nation. Members of the Central Tech staff continually serve in leadership roles to promote excellence in training students for a professional driving career.

Tuition/Housing

 

The Central Tech Truck Driver Training Program lasts 23 training days and includes classroom instruction, range and highway driving.

 

Current charges for this training are as follows:

 

 Two Class Options:

 

OPTION A (4-1/2 weeks) includes: Tuition, housing for 23 days, books, supplies, Class A license fee, and drug test - Oklahoma Resident Tuition: $3,000.  (EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2014 - COST WILL BE $3,250)

 

OPTION B (5-1/2 weeks) includes: Same as Option A PLUS one (1) additional week on site for self study CDL permit prep, and includes DOT physical, permit and housing. Additional cost of $500 for a total cost of $3,500 for Oklahoma Residents.   (EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2014 - COST WILL BE $3,750)

 

Out-of-State Residents: $5,000   (EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2014 - COST WILL BE $5,250)

 

*Oklahoma residents must have a valid Oklahoma drivers license prior to first day of class to be eligible for in-state tuition rates.

 

Accepted methods of payment: Cash, Check, Money Order, MasterCard, VISA and Discover Card.

 

TUITION ASSISTANCE:

 

 

Veterans Discount

Discount $250 off current tuition to Veterans

All Veterans with Honorable Discharge qualify (must provide copy of DD214 showing Honorable Discharge)

 

Related Costs

HazMat: $86.50 Not Applicable

 

Housing Options Available.

 General Housing Information:

Each student will have a private bedroom with a key locking door, but share access to living, kitchen, and bathroom facilities. Most housing is within a three-mile radius of Central Tech’s Drumright campus. Central Tech will pay a maximum of $450.00 to one of the following for student housing. NO pets or overnight guests allowed without proprietor’s prior approval. Housing is available after noon the day before class starts. Please contact Wendy Davis at 1-800-458-7825 to verify availability and make room reservations. Housing assignments are based on availability.

 

Housing Descriptions & Contact Information

 

Antiques-n-More Inn & Deli

 

Rooms have basic cable TV, are fully furnished including towels and linens, and common areas are cleaned daily. In addition, access to living rooms with TV’s, kitchens with hot plates, microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Some units have a private bath; generally, access to bathroom facilities is shared with other students. Bring your own toiletries along with dishes, eating utensils and cookware. A daily shuttle to school is usually available for an

additional charge. Individuals who wish to upgrade to a private suite must pay

.the proprietor for the additional cost at the time of check-in.

 

The Cavin House

 

This inviting two-story home is your home away from home. The landlord

lives on the lower level and houses 3 students upstairs. There is one master

bedroom with its own master bath and 2 large bedrooms that share a bathroom. Each room has a TV with satellite and Wi-Fi. In the hall is a mini freezer/refrigerator, microwave and coffee pot. Towels, bed linens and coffee are provided. Laundry baskets are available for laundry day pick up. Towels and bed linens will be cleaned and returned weekly. Student will need to supply own personal hygiene items and is responsible for their personal clean up.

 

The Driller’s Inn

This is a newly upgraded home located on the historic “Tiger Hill” and is

within walking distance to Casey’s Place Restaurant and Bedlam Pizza. This fully furnished two-story home has three private bedrooms, two baths, laundry room, kitchen, dining room, large living room, cable TV, internet and a nice deck to sit, relax or even grill. There is an entrance to the home on both levels. Towels and bed linens are furnished. Student will need to supply own personal hygiene items and is responsible for their own cleaning.

 

The Moose Lodge

After a long day in class, why not retreat to a beautiful home-like environment! Located only a block from the heart of downtown Drumright. You’ll share a three-bedroom, two-bath home with no more than two classmates. Home includes kitchen, dining room, living room with TV, washer and dryer. Each bedroom has its own theme: Southwest, Cars & More, and Gone Fishing. Towels and bed linens are furnished. Student will need to supply own personal hygiene items and is responsible for their own cleaning. There is wi-fi and satellite TV at this location.

 

Boomtown Inn Motel

This motel is located on a beautiful, quiet, hilltop which overlooks Drumright. Housing is within walking distance of Central Tech. Private, clean, comfortable, safe, air-conditioned rooms with these free amenities available: cable TV, local area phones, hair dryer, study desk, alarm clock, wake-up call service, coffee, ice machine, microwave, and vending machines. Boomtown Inn is considered an upgrade. If you choose to stay at Boomtown Inn you will be required to pay the upgrade difference at the time of check-in.

 

The House on Broadway

This nice 1800 sf home sits on a large corner lot next door to The Driller’s Inn. This home is fully furnished with everything you need to be away from home. It has 4 bedrooms, 2 half baths, a large kitchen, living room, a basement, cable TV and internet. Towels and bed linens are furnished. Student will need to supply their own personal hygiene items and is responsible for their personal clean up.

 

Sunshine Cottage

 

This inviting home is for FEMALES ONLY. The landlord, Janice, lives in the home and houses 1 female student in her back guest room. Bedroom is private, has its own entrance with lighted pathway, room has a small TV with satellite, a desk and closet. You have access to a full kitchen, back patio and even a dip in the pool when the weather is warm. Note: This location has an indoor/outdoor cat, if you’re allergic to cats, it’s recommended you choose another location for housing.

 

 

 

Central Tech does not own or operate any of these facilities.

The information is provided solely as a service to prospective students.

 

Placement

 

Central Tech Truck Driver Training has a job placement rate of 98.7%*. Our reputation for providing graduates with excellent driving skills is well known in the trucking industry. The following carriers hire students from our program; some of them do so exclusively.

 

Averitt Express

Ben E. Keith Company

Con-Way Freight

Con-Way Truckload

Covenant Transport

Crete Carrier Corp.

Groendyke Transport

KLLM

Oklahoma Tank Lines

Roehl Transport Inc.

Schneider National

Squire Transportation

Sunoco Logistics

Swift Transportation

TMC

Trans Am Trucking

Tyson Foods

US Food Service

US XPress

Weatherford Oil

Werner Enterprises

Midwest Coastal Transport

 

JB Hunt - (6 mos. experience required) - for information click here

 

* FY 2013-2014 Placement

Equipment

 

Central Tech strives to provide the most up-to-date equipment available. Our fleet of trucks and trailers provides students with the hands-on experience necessary to succeed in the trucking industry.

Class Schedule

 

Fiscal Year 2013-2014

Course Length: 23 training days

Program Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday through Friday

1 hour lunch

 

(NOTE:  Effective March 1, 2012, all students will be required to have a DOT physical and Class A Learner's Permit BEFORE you will be scheduled for a class.  In order to obtain a Class A Learner's Permit, you need to take and pass the following exams - Combination Vehicle, Air Brakes, and General Knowledge.)

 

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(Schedule subject to change if necessary.)

 

Starting Date

 

09/03/14

09/17/14

10/01/14

10/15/14

10/27/14

11/10/14

11/17/14

 

Graduation Date

 

10/03/14

10/17/14

10/31/14

11/14/14

11/25/14

12/12/14

12/19/14

 

Veterans Discount

Discount $250 off current tuition to Veterans

All Veterans with Honorable Discharge qualify (must provide copy of DD214 showing Honorable Discharge)

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