Pro Truck Driver 240 Hour / TD108

NIT Alaska - Professional Truck Driver Institute
Our Location
Anchorage, AK
3700 Centerpoint Dr, Suite 102
Palmer, AK
1740 N. Terrilou Ct.
907-357-6400, 1-888-367-6482
Program Description

PTDI developed the first industry-recognized voluntary certification standards for school entry-level truck driver training courses. The standards include skill, curriculum and course/program standards. These standards are held nationally by the trucking industry. In this course, you will learn the skills necessary to become a professional tractor trailer driver. Training will be a combination of classroom, range and street driving.

  • Advanced Operating Practices: Night operation, extreme driving conditions, hazard perception, emergency maneuvers, skid control and recovery and passive railroad crossings. Contact Hours: 23
  • Basic Operation: Orientation, control systems, vehicle inspections, basic control, shifting, backing and docking and coupling / uncoupling. Contact Hours: 84.5
  • CDL Road Skills Exam: State of Alaska certified CDL Road Skills Exam by certified examiner. Contact Hours: 2
  • Non-Vehicle Activities: Handling cargo and documenting, environmental issues, hours of service, accident procedures, managing life on the road/personal, trip planning and communication skills. Contact Hours: 43
  • OSHA Forklift Safety and discretionary hours. Contact Hours: 15
  • Safe Operating Practices for Basic Operation: Visual search, vehicle communication, speed management and space management. Contact Hours: 72.5
  • Vehicle Systems and Reporting Malfunctions: I.D. and maintenance, and diagnosing and reporting. Contact Hours: 6
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
  • 246 Hours (Homework Required)
Format of Program
  • Format may vary. Please contact the office for most up-to-date schedule. 
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 License / Endorsement Fees
  • DMV - CDL License Fee $100 (paid to State of Alaska)
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