Truck Driver Training
Our truck driver training program started in 1990 with one truck and a few students. Today we have over 90 pieces of equipment and have graduated over 2,000 CDL drivers in the past 10 years. We offer full-time day classes requiring 9 weeks to complete and a part-time evening class (Hudson only) that takes 15 weeks.
The truck driver training programs at Hudson and Gaston are certified by the Professional Truck Driving Institute (PTDI) www.ptdi.org located in Alexandria, VA. PTDI is the first non-profit organization to develop uniform skills performance, curriculum and certification standards for the trucking industry and to award course certification to entry-level truck driver finishing programs.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) supports the PTDI curriculum as representing the basis for adequate training of entry-level drivers.
The trucking industry continues to be a major employer in the United States, with almost 9 million people employed in trucking-related jobs. Over 3 million of these are drivers of tractor-trailers operated by over 550,000 interstate motor carriers. More than 80% of U.S. cities receive their goods exclusively from trucks.
Now as freight and the economy begin to turn around the trucking industry is facing a growing epidemic across the country. As the driver shortage epidemic grows larger every day, entry-level drivers are entering a demanding field where there is a premium placed on quality student drivers fresh out of school.
At CCC&TI we have a very successful job placement program with numerous local and national trucking companies recruiting our graduates during and after each class. During the past 12 month reporting period, CCC&TI graduated 225 students with 88% of those being pre-hired prior to graduation.
Graduates from our program can expect to average $50,000 or more their first year and up to $60,000 or better with one year of experience.
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Licensure: Authorization granted to CCC&TI to provide instruction within another state does not imply or provide guarantees of any kind that an individual will be granted professional licensure by another state as a result of completing coursework at CCC&TI or receiving professional licensure in North Carolina. It is the sole responsibility of the individual/student to determine whether another college or license-awarding agency in another state will accept CCC&TI coursework and/or award licensure through a reciprocity agreement with the State of North Carolina.