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 licensee needs. Contact Kirk Abercrombie, Driving Instructor, at 904-964-5932 for information on dates and costs. The Pell grant is NOT available for this program.
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 (with no endorsements).
e. Class "B" CDL training permit is required for Class B training.
Length in Classroom Hours:
a. Class "B" - Truck Driver Heavy Florida - 150 Total Hours
a. Truck Drivers, Light and Delivery Services b. Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer
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.
A minimum age of 18 is required to enter this course. Participants must meet the D.O.T. requirements to drive in Florida and have a class "A" CDL learners permit with all endorsements except passenger. They must have passed the DOT physical, and have no more than 9 points on their driving license in the last 36 months. Students 18-21 years of age can drive intrastate (only within the State of Florida) after receiving their class A CDL license.
a. In the field students work on basic driving skills, handling equipment, dealing with various transmissions, backing, docking, and handling.
b. Driving consists of city, day, and night driving
c. Classes last eight weeks
d. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 7:30AM to 5:30PM
Length in Classroom Hours:
a. Class "A" - Tractor Trailer Truck Driver - 320 Total Hours
The tuition cost for the 320 clock hour program is $921.60, plus lab fees, textbook, drug testing, state license fee, tires, repairs, fuel, and other miscellaneous necessary item. Total $3,049.09. Notice: Program costs are subject to change without notice. The Pell grant is NOT available for this program.
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.
2020-2021 Commercial Vehicle Driving Application and Grant Opportunity