Training Schedule

Cost - $4,100.00 (updated January 2014)
The tuition and course fees includes a DOT physical, drug screen, all books, and one state CDL license exam.

Expected Salary
As a beginning driver, you can expect to earn between $35,000 - $45,000 your first year. 

Veterans
This course has been approved for veterans to receive benefits while enrolled in training.

Course Information
Classes are held Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 5:00pm for six weeks for a total of 240 hours. 

CDL refresher courses are available for previous CDL holders.

For more information about courses in Vincennes / Ft. Branch, please contact Tina Winters, TTDT Instructor, at 812-888-5150 or twinters@vinu.edu.
For information about courses in Indianapolis, please contact Dennis Poteet at dpoteet@vinu.edu.

Tractor Trailer Driver Training

Tractor trailer driver training is available in Vincennes (812-888-5150) and Indianapolis (317-381-6029). Additional training locations available upon request.

The Tractor trailer driver training course is a 6 week, 240 hour certificate program which includes:

Commercial Motor Vehicle Operations

  • CDL Rules and Regulation
  • Driver Qualifications
  • Hours of Service
  • Map Reading
  • Hazmat Endorsement Preparation
  • NSC’s DDC-PTD Course

Preventive Maintenance

  • Air Brakes Systems
  • Pre-trip Inspection Criteria
  • Engine Operation
  • Transmissions and Differentials
  • Suspensions Systems
  • Trouble Shooting

Basic Control Skills

  • Coupling/Uncoupling
  • Straight Line Backing
  • Parallel Parking
  • Alley Docking
  • Backward Serpentine

Road Driving

  • Daylight and Night Driving
  • Loaded Trailers
  • A Variety of Terrain
  • City Driving

Entry Requirements
To be accepted for enrollment, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age
  • Pass a DOT physical exam
  • Pass drug screen
  • Have a valid Indiana driver’s license
  • Read, write, and speak English
  • Have a high school diploma or GED (in progress)
  • Pass a minimum of 3 knowledge exams administered by BMV

Students will be graded on all class work and training exercises.  An 80% average must be achieved on all work to be eligible for course completion.  Students are expected to attend all class meetings.  Missed class work must be completed for a certificate of course completion to be awarded.

 

Financial Aid 

Students who are unemployed  through down-sizing or factory lay-offs may be eligible for funding through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).  Information concerning this funding is available through the county WorkOne offices.  High school seniors are offered this training through several high school vocational career programs.  Partial funding may also be available through certain interest groups.

Vincennes/Ft. Branch Training Schedule Information 

Indianapolis Training Schedule Information →

For more information about courses in Vincennes / Ft. Branch, please contact Tina Winters, TTDT Instructor, at 812-888-5150 or twinters@vinu.edu. For information about courses in Indianapolis, please contact Dennis Poteet at 317-381-6025 or dpoteet@vinu.edu