Professional Truck Driving – new enrollment suspended

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The best thing we can offer is a well trained truck driver that will become a valuable employee. Ralph Dean, Former Program Head

CWI has suspended new enrollment for the Professional Truck Driving program pending a thorough program evaluation. We apologize for the inconvenience.

If you are looking for a career that provides independence and numerous opportunities, a career as a professional truck driver is waiting for you. The CWI Professional Truck Driving program will train you to become an entry-level, over-the-road driver in the commercial trucking industry. Our program includes classroom, live simulator, and on-the-road training with special emphasis on developing safe and efficient operating skills. Skilled and professional drivers are in demand and can expect good wages and excellent benefits. This program is located near CWI’s Nampa Campus—and includes a driving range for practice, backing, docking, and parking.

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Weeks 1 - 9 PTDI Certified

Why This Program

This program offers the student 15 weeks of comprehensive training for the truck driving industry. The program will help the student develop the confidence and skills needed to succeed in today's job market. It will also provide the skills needed to apply for, and acquire, an entry level truck driving position. Our staff has over 200 years experience in a variety of trucking disciplines. Our goal is to serve our community and help train in a profession that has shown resilience in all economic conditions.

What You Will Learn to Do

  • Learn skills and procedures for handling freight, loading and unloading, dock loading, and trailer combinations and their uses
  • Skills needed to handle trucks in urban and heavy traffic situations, difficult weather conditions, steep inclines and downgrades, highways, and so much more
  • Learn Department of Transportation regulations and interstate rules and requirements you will need to know
  • On-the-job skills that include, but are not limited to: keeping log books, accident avoidance, and reporting procedures

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