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Courses Offered 

 

 CDL-A

 

 Students who select this course of training can expect training in more than the essential requirements necessary to enter an entry level employment.  These student drivers will become knowledgeable in their personal and vehicle limitations under normal and extreme/adverse conditions.  These drivers will develop the skills necessary to identify potentially hazardous conditions, and react to the situation with confidence and safety.  Students will have a more

complete understanding of the way the industry is working and of the driver’s responsibilities.  Secondary instruction is required and basic paperwork, regulations, and safety awareness helps

the student to develop more than the essential knowledge required for that position.  Completion of the course is 25 days, approximately five (5) weeks, Five (5) days of training per week.

 This course has also been developed into a part time course for students who may be working and wish to seek employment in the trucking industry.  We offer training three (3) days per week, day and evening classes.  Approximately fifteen (15) weeks.

  

Truck Driving Courses Statement 

I.T.S. believes diesel truck driver training courses should respond to the needs of the Trucking Industry.  The professional driver field is growing with demands from industry to move increasing volumes of freight with safety and efficiency.  The importance and role of the driver in today’s economy is best expressed by realizing that three (3) out of every four (4) tons of freight in the United States is moved by truck.  Practically everything we eat, wear, buy and sell, is transferred by truck.  The training curriculum at I.T.S. is responsive to these ever growing demands for qualified and safe drivers. 

 

                                  One Week Refresher                                 

 Classroom Instruction will be tailored to meet student needs.  The student will meet with his/her student advisor to create a customized lesson plan.  Driving Range instruction will consist of various backing maneuvers to refresh driving skills.  Students will improve their driving abilities through practicing straight-line backing; offset backing left/right, alley dock, and parallel parking.  On road instruction gives students the opportunity to practice driving skills in various traffic situations and on various roadways systems.  Students apply speed and space management, visual search, communication, shifting techniques, double clutching, progressive shifting, and defensive driving techniques to safely operate a tractor-trailer.  44 Hours

 

   Two Week Refresher:  

Classroom Instruction will be tailored to meet student needs.  The student will meet with his/her student advisor to create a customized lesson plan.  Driving Range instruction will consist of various backing maneuvers to refresh driving skills.  Students will improve their driving abilities through practicing straight-line backing; offset backing left/right, alley dock, and parallel parking.  On road instruction gives students the opportunity to practice driving skills in various traffic situations and on various roadways systems.  Students apply speed and space management, visual search, communication, shifting techniques, double clutching, progressive shifting, and defensive driving techniques to safely operate a tractor-trailer.  80 Hours

 

 Truck Driver, Accelerated

 Our 120 hour course of study is designed with the motivated self starter in mind.  This is for an individual with a limited amount of previous driving skills and the ability to study on an independent basis.

 This course of study will develop and enhance driving skills, with an emphasis on safety, emergency skills, hazard perception, and vehicle safety inspections.

 

 Basic Truck Driver

 International Trucking School has developed an integrated course of study where classroom and “hands-on” training are combined in such a manner that students learn theory and practice application the same day.  This method has been successful in keeping the students motivated. 

Each student will learn key functions of vehicle systems; e.g. engine, engine auxiliary systems, brakes, drive train coupling systems, suspension and the importance of each to safe and efficient operation.  Federal and State requirements, including need for permits.  Proficiency development practice on range and street operations.  Completion of the Basic Truck Driver course is 20 days, 4 weeks.  Five days of training per week.  The course has also been developed into a part time course for students who may be working and wish to seek employment in the trucking industry.  We offer training three (3) days per week, day and evening classes.  Approximately thirteen (13) weeks.

 

     Tractor Trailer Driver Specialist

 Students selecting this course of training have specific career goals in mind.  The student is educated and trained with essential skills and understanding of the industry.  The student practices and develops the knowledge and ability to analyze the critical situation and execute appropriate defensive or evasive actions, thereby reducing the likelihood and severity of an accident.  Basic and required paperwork are introduced as secondary instruction.  Students acquire fundamental skills necessary for safe entry into on-the-job training with selected carriers.  Specialization will further enhance the trainee to enter upper-level driving positions driving twin trailer combinations.  Approximately four (4) months in length.

 

Job Placement

The school will help graduates to locate suitable employment. I.T.S. does not guarantee employment but stands ready to assist graduates in their job search. I.T.S. offers placement assistance for an unlimited amount of time provided that:

  1. A two month lapse in employment has not occurred.
  2. A student was not dismissed from previous employment for any reason which would prohibit future employment in the trucking industry.

With the student's written consent on the disclose and release form, information on the student's demonstrated performance will be made available to potential employers.