Class B CDL
The Class B Commercial Driver License program is designed to provide each student with a basic knowledge of the requirements to earn your Class B CDL and pursue entry-level employment in your local trucking industry as a passenger/coach driver or as a commercial driver towing or hauling less than 10,000 pounds. Southwest Truck Driver Trainingâ€™s program is structured to give you sufficient behind-the-wheel time for development of the practical skills you need to obtain a Class B CDL and begin your commercial trucking or coach driving career.
As a student of our Class B CDL training program, youâ€™ll:
- Learn how to use current coach and commercial trucking equipment
- Develop a working understanding of basic truck driver operations and safety procedures
- Investigate the ins and outs of passenger handling
- Discover tactics for defensive driving and planning routes to ensure trip safety and success
- Gain the skills you need to take â€” and pass â€” the required Class B CDL exam
And itâ€™s not all classroom time. Half of your truck driver training time is to hands-on skills work on the road or at our state-of-the-art truck driving range. Youâ€™ll spend 40 hours in the classroom learning everything you need to plan routes, read maps, track hours of service, spot hazards, handle cargo, drive passengers safely, develop defensive driving habits and adhere to rules and regulations (FMCSR). The other 40 hours of your program is devoted to range or road operations, learning how to conduct pre-trip inspections, backing and driving.
In short, youâ€™ll learn everything you need to know to get on the road to your commercial trucking or coach driver career. The program concludes with a third-party DMB test administered on site.
Depending on which endorsement program you choose â€” the Air Brakes endorsement program or the Passenger or School Bus endorsement program â€” successful completion of your Class B CDL training will give you the skills to operate such vehicles as school buses, limousines, delivery vans, parcel trucks, *cement mixers or *dump trucks. Plus, all successful graduates will receive lifetimeÂ Job Placement AssistanceÂ in all types of jobs in the transportation field locally and regionally.
Ready to learn more about our Class B CDL program? Fill out the form below or give us a call at 833-220-2340. Ask us about our financing solutions and our lifetime job placement assistance program. Letâ€™s talk about what it takes to help you get started on the road to driving career skills that last a lifetime.
*May require additional training depending on employer. We can provide that training.