Continuing Professional Truck Driving

Starting today January 2, 2019 if you are:

  • Applying for a CDL for the first time;
  • Transferring a CDL from out-of-state; or
  • Removing or adding restrictions or endorsements

You are required to obtain a REAL ID.  Information regarding documentation required for a REAL ID can be found at:

https://online.dmv.alaska.gov/REALIdChecklist

 

Long Combination Vehicles / TD111

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Course Location

Palmer Main Campus, 1740 N. Terrilou Ct., Palmer, AK

Course Date

Please contact our office for current openings

Course Description

This long combination vehicle (tandem training) course is a graduated training program for the experienced professional driver with a Class A license.

This training provides the opportunity for an experienced driver who possesses a CDL A to get the additional skills to pull more than one trailer (doubles). This certification meets the FMCSA requirements. This is a 40-hour course.

Curriculum

-Section 1: Orientation, LCVs in Trucking, Regulatory Factors, Driver Qualifications, Vehicle Configuration Factors
Section 2: Basic Operation Inspection, Coupling and Uncoupling, Basic Maneuvers, Turning, Steering and Tracking Proficiency Development
Section 3: Safe Operating Practices, Interacting with Traffic, Speed and Space Management, Night Operations, Extreme Driving Conditions, Security Issues, Proficiency Development
Section 4: Advanced Operations, Hazard Perception, Hazardous Situations, Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Section 5: Non-Driving Activities, Routes and Trip Planning, Cargo and Weight Considerations
Section 6: Range and Street Driving: Basic maneuvers, Coupling and Uncoupling, Over the Road Trip on Alaskan Highways

Certifications or Certificates

  • Upon successful completion, students have the opportunity to obtain an FMCSA Longer Combination Vehicle (LCV) Driver Training Certificate

Length of Program

  • 40 Hours

Format of Program

  • 1 week, minimum of 2 students

Prerequisites for Enrollment

  • 19 Years of Age or Older
  • DOT Physical
  • Experienced Driver
  • Valid CDL A for most current 6 months - Must provide a letter from employer

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.

Course Cost

$2,500

The following information applies to all NIT vocational programs, and any continued education programs exceeding 80 hours.

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, transportation, room and board, child care, etc. An applicant may apply at any time but may enter class only on specified starting dates. Classes have limited enrollment. If you have questions about our classes and course schedules, please contact us at 888-367-6482.