Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)


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Program Description:

Commercial Driver’s License is a two-year program that will give preferential entry to Junior and Senior students. Students who complete this program will be eligible to earn a Class B driver’s license at the end of year one and a Class A driver’s license at the end of second year. This program will concentrate on state devised curriculum for Commercial Truck Driving examination completion. In addition to classroom instruction, students will complete the required range and road time necessary for licensure. General truck components and general maintenance will be covered. To be eligible students must hold a valid Maine driver’s license and have a clean driving record. A drug test will be required upon acceptance to the program. Students will also learn and be tested for the Tank Vehicle endorsement.

Skills students will acquire:

  • Commercial truck backing skills,
  • Defensive driving,
  • Shifting,
  • Map reading,
  • Maintaining a log book

Activities in which students participate:

  • Driving on the range and road
  • Pre-trip inspection
  • Log book entries
  • CDL student competition entry

Skills practiced in this program:

  •  Problem solving,
  • Oral and written communication,
  • Math,
  • Record keeping,
  • Mechanical inspection,
  • Rules of the road

Certifications:

Class B driver’s license

Entry-level job opportunities:

Employment in construction, trucking and delivery

Post-secondary options:

Two-year community college for heavy equipment operation or diesel repair skills

Requirements

To be eligible students must hold a valid Maine driver's license and have a clean driving record.  A drug test will be required upon acceptance to the program in addtion to random drug testing which, may be performed while the student is enrolled in the program.

Please note: This program is only available to students enrolled in high school.

Details

Schedule

This course meets Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri.

Location

This course is held at Westbrook Regional Vocational Center in room 421.