Class C Training

Straight Truck • 36 Hours • 6 Speed Manual - Stick Shift


Passenger & School Bus Endorsements 36 Hours Automatic


The Class “C” Straight Truck Driver Programs include all of the following educational material in its Classroom and Hands-On-Training.


Mandatory Requirements to receive Class "C" Learners Permit
  • General Knowledge
  • Air Brake Knowledge – Brake Systems
    • GVWR of 26,000 lbs. or less that:
      transports 15 or more passengers OR
    • transports passengers under Article 19-A of the V&T Law OR
    • carries Hazardous Materials (Class C may tow vehicles with a GVWR of 10,000 lbs. or less, OR
    • may tow a vehicle of more than 10,000 lbs. providing the GCWR is not more than 26,000 lbs.)

Endorsements

  • Hazardous Materials (learn more)
  • Tank Vehicles
  • Bus – Passengers Vehicle

Introduction to the Straight Truck (Classroom)

  • Orientation to familiarize you with Equipment
  • Basic Operation and Control Skills
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Federal & State D.O.T. Rules and Requirements
  • Safe Operating Practices
  • The Driver's Daily Log – Hours of Service
  • Vehicle-Condition Reports
  • Pre-trip and Post-trip Inspections
  • Cargo Procedures
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Road Rage Management

Practice Range Instruction (Yard work)
  • Orientation to Equipment
  • Shifting & Double Clutching
  • Right & Left Hand Turning
  • Straight Line Backing
  • Driver Side & Blind Side Backing
  • Alley Dock Backing
  • Serpentine Backing
  • Backing between Trailers
  • Parallel Parking
  • Brake System – Brake Adjustment Clinic

On-the-Road Instruction (Behind-the-Wheel)

  • Pre-trip and Post-trip Inspections
  • Proper Mirror Usage & Adjustment
  • Upshifting & Downshifting Techniques
  • City Street Driving – Short Street Turning
  • Parallel Parking on City Streets
  • Defensive Driving Practices – Smith Systems
  • Speed & Space Management
  • Proper Turning on Two Lane Highways
  • Driving on Upgrade – Downgrade
  • Road Sign Recognition
  • Road Construction Driving Techniques
  • Country/Rural Driving
  • Interstate Highway Driving & Techniques

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