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Driving Starts Here

Drive Your Way to a New Career

CMSC Trucking School is the newest addition to CMSC’s award-winning driver education. Our closed 1000-ft. track is the safest place to earn your CDL. In just 5-9 weeks, you can complete training toward a new high-paying career.

Experienced CDL instructors will teach you how to safely drive toward your CDL license and a brighter future. Become a true professional in the world of transportation.

CDL Class A

Theory & Behind-The-Wheel. In-person/Online Hybrid

*Must be a US Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident. Pricing effective November 30, 2021

*CMSC CDL Program courses can be completed in-person or by hybrid learning with classroom offered optionally online and all in-yard and on-road training done in-person. For those students opting for online classroom, CMSC uses Zoom video conferencing so you would need to have the following to meet Zoom’s system requirements: a desktop, laptop, tablet or iPhone with stand that provides: An internet connection–broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE), speakers and a microphone–built-in or USB plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth and a webcam or HD webcam–built-in or USB plug-in.

Class A Course for Trucks

Basic Operation

  • Orientation
  • Control Systems/Dashboard
  • Pre-and Post-Trip Inspections
  • Basic Control
  • Shifting/Operating Transmissions
  • Backing and Docking
  • Coupling and Uncoupling 

Safe Operating Procedures

  • Visual Search
  • Communication
  • Distracted Driving
  • Speed Management
  • Space Management
  • Night Operation
  • Extreme Driving Conditions

Advanced Operating Practices

  • Hazard Perception
  • Skid Control/Recovery, Jackknifing, & Other
  •  Emergencies
  • Railroad-Highway Grade Crossings

Vehicle Systems and Reporting Malfunctions

  • Identification and Diagnosis of Malfunctions
  • Roadside Inspections
  • Maintenance

Non-Driving Activities

  • Handling and Documenting Cargo
  • Environmental Compliance Issues
  • Hours of Service Requirements
  • Fatigue and Wellness Awareness
  • Post-Crash Procedures
  • External Communications
  • Whistleblower/Coercion
  • Trip Planning
  • Drugs/Alcohol
  • Medical Requirements

 Range Training

  • Vehicle Inspection Pre-Trip/Enroute/Post-Trip
  • Straight Line Backing
  • Alley Dock Backing (45/90 Degree)
  • Off-Set Backing
  • Parallel Parking Blind Side
  • Parallel Parking Sight Side
  • Coupling and Uncoupling  

Public Road Training

  • Vehicle Controls 
  • Shifting/Transmission
  • Communications/
    Signaling
  • Visual Search
  • Speed and Space Management
  • Safe Driver Behavior
  • Hours of Service (HOS) Requirements
  • Hazard Perception

CDL Class B

Theory & Behind-The-Wheel. In-person/Online Hybrid

*Must be a US Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident. Pricing effective November 30, 2021

*CMSC CDL Program courses can be completed in-person or by hybrid learning with classroom offered optionally online and all in-yard and on-road training done in-person. For those students opting for online classroom, CMSC uses Zoom video conferencing so you would need to have the following to meet Zoom’s system requirements: a desktop, laptop, tablet or iPhone with stand that provides: An internet connection–broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE), speakers and a microphone–built-in or USB plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth and a webcam or HD webcam–built-in or USB plug-in.

Class B Course for Trucks

 

Basic Operation

  • Orientation
  • Control Systems/Dashboard
  • Pre-and Post-Trip Inspections
  • Basic Control
  • Shifting/Operating Transmissions
  • Backing and Docking

Safe Operating Procedures

  • Visual Search
  • Communication
  • Distracted Driving
  • Speed Management
  • Space Management
  • Night Operation
  • Extreme Driving Conditions

Advanced Operating Practices

  • Hazard Perception
  • Skid Control/Recovery, Jackknifing, & Other
  •  Emergencies
  • Railroad-Highway Grade Crossings

Vehicle Systems and Reporting Malfunctions

  • Identification and Diagnosis of Malfunctions
  • Roadside Inspections
  • Maintenance

Non-Driving Activities

  • Handling and Documenting Cargo
  • Environmental Compliance Issues
  • Hours of Service Requirements
  • Fatigue and Wellness Awareness
  • Post-Crash Procedures
  • External Communications
  • Whistleblower/Coercion
  • Trip Planning
  • Drugs/Alcohol
  • Medical Requirements

Range Training

  • Vehicle Inspection Pre-Trip/Enroute/Post-Trip
  • Straight Line Backing
  • Alley Dock Backing (45/90 Degree)
  • Off-Set Backing
  • Parallel Parking Blind Side
  • Parallel Parking Sight Side

 

 Public Road Training

  • Vehicle Controls Including: Left Turn, Right Turns, Lane
  • Changes, Curves at Highway Speeds, and Entry and Exit on the Interstate or Controlled Access Highway
  • Shifting/Transmission
  • Communications/
    Signaling
  • Visual Search
  • Speed and Space Management
  • Safe Driver Behavior
  • Hours of Service (HOS) Requirements
  • Hazard Perception
  • Railroad (RR)-Highway Grade Crossing
  • Night Operation
  • Extreme Driving Conditions
  • Skid Control/Recovery, Jackknifing, and Other Emergencies