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Professional Truck Driving Program

There is still time to register for Professional Truck Driving Courses! Call (605)718-2410


What You Will Learn

  • Road Skills – Highway & Interstate
  • Yard Exercises - Backing, Parking
  • Vehicle Control Training
  • Vehicle Inspection
  • DOT Regulations
  • Logbook Training
  • Heavy Traffic Operations
  • Trip Planning - Map Reading

Class A Schedule

  • Session 1: August 26-October 4, 2019
  • Session 2: October 30-December 13, 2019
  • Session 3: February 3-March 13, 2020
  • Session 4: March 30-May 8, 2020
  • Session 5: June 1-July 10, 2020

Cost
Class A:  $3,999 – includes tuition, fees, books, and the driving test. A student can also expect to incur approximately $125 in other costs: DOT physical, drug screen, written test, and license.
Enrollment is limited in this program and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Class B Schedule

    October 7-18, 2019 (Monday-Friday)
    Call for 2020 dates

    Cost
    Class B:  $1,799 – includes tuition, fees, books, and the driving test. A student can also expect to incur approximately $125 in other costs: DOT physical, drug screen, written test, and license.
    Enrollment is limited in this program and is on a first-comefirst-served basis.

    Prerequisites

    • Current and valid driver’s license
    • SD Class A CDL Permit -  CDL Manual (Sections to study: General Knowledge, Air Brakes, and Combination Vehicle) for Class A Course
    • SD Class B CDL Permit - CDL Manual  (Sections to study: General Knowledge and Air Brakes) for Class B Course 
    • Satisfactory driver operating record (no serious traffic violations in the past three years; maximum one speeding ticket in the past year)
    • A current DOT physical card from an authorized physician;
    • Negative drug testing results from WDT's Drug & Alcohol Test Management Program
    • $500 non-refundable deposit for Class A, $250 non-refundable deposit for Class B
    • Remaining balance due prior to drop deadline (2 weeks prior to class start date).

    Job Placement

    Western Dakota Tech does not guarantee job placement of students. However, trucking recruiters are welcome to the school and are encouraged to visit each class. Any information on new listings for truck driver positions is posted in the classroom.
    You can also visit CDL Jobs.  They are a job board for trucking jobs and play matchmaker between truck drivers looking for jobs, and trucking companies hiring!

    Financial Aid

    The Professional Truck Driving Program is a short-term, non-credit program. Therefore, there is limited financial aid available. Contact the Corporate Education Office at 605-718-2410 to discuss funding options.

    Graduation

    In order to receive a Certificate of Completion from Western Dakota Tech, students must have a passing score on the CDL written and driving exams and a satisfactory attendance record.


    One-on-one training available for qualified drivers! $100/hr – Assessment required $100.00 (one-time fee)

    Call 605-718-2410 for more information and prerequisites.


    CDL Seminar

    Will customize for a company. This seminar prepares drivers to take the SD written exam for Class A &/or B commercial vehicles. Contains a lecture presentation & sample test examples: general knowledge, air brakes, & combination vehicles. Call for information 


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