Pro Truck Driver 240 Hour / TD108

NIT Alaska - Professional Truck Driver Institute
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                                      Palmer, AK
                            1740 N. Terrilou Ct.
                         907-357-6400, 1-888-367-648      
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                           Anchorage, AK                                                            3700 Centerpoint Dr, Suite 102                                    907-743-7700
Program Description

This program is recognized by and based on the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) standards. PTDI is a nationally recognized and highly respected standard in the trucking industry. 

The program begins with permit preparation, to prepare students to test for their CLP.  Once students have gained the CLP and completed the PTDI classroom requirements, they will apply the techniques learned in the classroom to driving range, street, and highway practical exercises. Every student will practice all of the skills necessary to safely operate a tractor trailer and successfully complete the CDL Class A road exam. 

Curriculum
  • General Knowledge
  • Airbrakes
  • Combination Vehicle
  • Hours of Service
  • Public Relations and Job Search
  • Control Systems
  • Driver Health, Safety, and Security
  • Whistle Blower Protections for Drivers
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • Vehicle Systems
  • Transportation Technology
  • Vehicle Inspections
  • Basic Control
  • Shifting
  • Preventative Maintenance and Servicing
  • Visual Search
  • Space Management
  • Accident Procedures
  • OSHA Forklift Safety
  • Backing and Docking
  • All practical knowledge needed to successfully complete a Class A CDL Road Exam
Certifications or Certificates

Graduates who successfully complete the course have the opportunity to earn the following certifications or certificates.

  • Entry Level Driver Qualification
  • NIT Certificate of Completion
  • OSHA Forklift Safety
  • PTDI Certificate of Attainment
  • State of Alaska Commercial Driver's License
Length of Program
  • 240 Hours (Homework Required)
Format of Program
  • 6 Weeks
  • Conducted at the Main Campus in Palmer, Alaska
Prerequisites for Enrollment
  • 19 Years of Age or Older by Graduation Date
  • DMV Driver's History Report
  • DOT Physical Card
  • FMCSA/DOT Drug Test (If accepted, test can be done no more than 10 days before class begins)
  • Social Security Card
  • Valid Alaska Driver's License
DMV  Requirement: One of the Following: 
  • Valid U.S. Passport or Passport Card
  • U.S. State or Territory issued Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Valid Permanent Resident Card
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad
  • Certificate of Citizenship
DMV License / Endorsement Fees
  • DMV - CDL Permit Fee $15.00 (paid to the State of Alaska)
  • DMV - CDL License Fee $100 (paid to State of Alaska)
Upcoming Courses Course Cost:
$8,000

It is the applicant's responsibility to secure funding or provide payment for tuition and any training related costs. Additional costs not included in this price are, but not limited to: drug test and physicals, CDL permit and licensing fees, transportation, room and board, child care, etc.