Class "A" Commercial Vehicle Driving
This 320 clock hour program is offered throughout the school year. You will need to get a Class “A” learning permit before starting class and the same requirements as a Class A licensee needs. The Pell grant is NOT available for this program.
The Commercial Vehicle Driving course runs 4 days a week, 10 hours per day for 8 weeks. It will cover the various Department of Transportation regulations, demonstrations, handling freight, defensive driving techniques, how to handle accidents, aspects of insurance, customer relations, maintenance of equipment, dealing with various transmissions, backing, docking, day and night driving in town and over the road.
In the field, students work on basic driving skills, handling equipment, dealing with various transmissions, backing, docking, and handling.
Driving consists of city, day, and night driving.
a. Minimum age of 18 years old.
b. Applicants 18 to 21 years of age are only permitted to operate intrastate (only in Florida) once licensed.
Participants must meet the Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) requirements to drive in Florida. Individual truck lines may have additional requirements.
c. Participants must be able to pass the D.O.T. physical requirements to be employable.
d. Applicants must have a Class "A" CDL training permit.
e. Class "A" CDL training permit is required for Class A training.
Length in Classroom Hours:
a. Class "A" - Truck Driver Heavy Florida - 320 Total Hours
Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer
Contact the school for current program costs.
Notice: Program costs are subject to change without notice.
Commercial Class "B"
This 150-clock-hour program is offered throughout the school year. You will need to get a Class "B" learning permit before starting class and the same requirements as a Class A license is needed. Contact Kirk Abercrombie, Driving Instructor, at 904-964-5932 for information on dates and costs. The Pell grant is NOT available for this program.
OCP Course number OCP Title OCP Hours
A TRA0084 Truck Driver Heavy Florida, Class B 150 Clock Hours.
Further Note: Additional services related to these courses may be determined by contacting the Driving Instructors at NFTC's Driving Range at 904-964-5932.