Pro Truck Driver 320 Hours / TD109

Start Date Time Where DetailsApplication Fee
3/19/2018 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Palmer, AK 3/19/18 to 5/10/18. Four, ten hour days. Apply Now $25.00

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.

This program begins with a CDL permit study session and permit testing. Once students have gained a CLP and completed the PTDI classroom requirements, they will apply the techniques explained 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.

Behind the wheel time consists of time spent behind the wheel of a tractor trailer combination applying the driving techniques discussed in the classroom. Student truck drivers learn and master the turning, backing and shifting skills on a 80 plus acre driving range.Once student drivers have gained experience and confidence on the driving range, students and driving instructors proceed with street driving to polish and hone students' skills in real world situations. All of this training is conduced in preparation of the CDL skills test, where students must successfully pass a pre-trip inspections and a set of driving skills administered by a certified CDL examiner.

Additional training provided for Driver Finishing will include advanced driving techniques, city driving and truck routes, CDL B Passenger, and long haul operations. Additional Safety training will include NSTC w/ H2S and 40 Hour HAZWOPER.

  • General Knowledge
  • Combination Vehicle
  • Airbrakes
  • Hours of Service
  • Public Relations and Job Search
  • Whistleblower Protections fro Professional Drivers
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • Vehicle Systems
  • Transportation Technology
  • Basic Control
  • Shifting
  • Accident Procedures
  • Visual Search
  • Preventative Maintenance and Servicing
  • All practical knowledge needed to successfully complete a CDL Class B Passenger Road Exam
  • OSHA Forklift Safety
  • 40 Hour HAZWOPER
  • NSTC Unescorted w/H2S
  • Backing and Docking
  • Vehicle Inspections
  • Space Management
  • Driver Health, Safety, and Security
  • All practical knowledge needed to successfully complete a CDL Class A Road Exam
Certifications or Certificates

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


  • 40 Hour HAZWOPER
  • Entry Level Driver Qualification
  • NIT Certificate of Completion
  • NSTC Unescorted w/H2S
  • OSHA Forklift Safety
  • Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) Certificate of Attainment
  • State of Alaska Commercial Driver's License A or B
Length of Program
  • 360 Hours (Homework Required)
Format of Program
  • 9 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: 
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.