Commercial Driver Training

Become a Commercial Truck Driver

As business shifts from store-based to e-commerce and home delivery, commercial drivers form a crucial link between companies and consumers. Yet the commercial delivery industry faces a shortage of over 50,000 drivers, according to the American Trucking Association. If you enjoy operating large vehicles, meeting schedules, and working with many types of cargo or even passengers, this 100% online course will prepare you to enter the world of commercial driving.

 

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Job Outlook for Commercial Drivers in Northwest Colorado

Commercial Driver FAQs

WHAT SKILLS DO COMMERCIAL DRIVERS NEED?

Commercial drivers need to be able to operate large vehicles safely and efficiently. They need strong hand-eye coordination and navigation skills, especially in close quarters. They must understand how to safely load and unload large cargo loads. And because they work with a variety of customers, vendors, regulators, and colleagues, they need strong communication and collaboration skills.

IS COMMERCIAL DRIVER A GOOD CAREER AFTER COVID-19?

The commercial transportation industry is one of the few areas that has grown during the Coronavirus pandemic. As consumers moved from in-store to e-commerce shopping, retailers and logistics networks have depended on commercial drivers for safe, timely deliveries to warehouses and homes. This has created an increase in demand for qualified drivers, which many experts expect to become permanent long after the public health crisis has passed.

IS AN ONLINE COURSE GOOD FOR LEARNING TO BE A COMMERCIAL DRIVER?

Earning a commercial driver's license (CDL) is the first step toward starting a career as a commercial driver. The CDL is a requirement for any commercial driving job. Every state's CDL includes a written component dedicated to safety, regulations, transporting cargo, operating commercial vehicles, and handling hazardous materials. In Colorado, for example, you must successfully pass the written tests that apply to the commercial license you desire. They include a general knowledge exam and specific exams that apply to vehicles of increasing size. This course is designed to prepare you to sit for and pass your state CDL written exam.

Course Objectives

 

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Prerequisites and Requirements

There are no prerequisites prior to enrolling in this course.

Curriculum

Key course topics include:

Commercial Driving 1: Semester 1

Commercial Driving 1: Semester 2

Commercial Driving 2: Semester 1

Commercial Driving 2: Semester 2

Commercial Driving 3: Semester 1

Commercial Driving 3: Semester 2

Commercial Driving 4: Semester 1

Commercial Driving 4: Semester 2

Instructors

This self-paced course is not instructor-facilitated; however, support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.

Registration and Enrollment

This course is open enrollment. You can enroll and begin anytime.

 

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For more information and assistance contact

Director of Workforce Training & Community Programming
Sasha Nelson
Office: (970) 824-1118 

Leigh Sokol
Phone: (970) 824-1109