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Professional Truck Driving (PTD) Courses
PTD 101 - Professional Truck Driving Fundamentals
The purpose of this course is to provide classroom instruction on industry regulations, vehicle control systems, inspection, basic controls, introduction to shifting, backing, coupling and uncoupling, special rigs, visual search, communications, speed and space management, night driving, extreme driving conditions, emergency maneuvers, preventive maintenance, cargo handling and documentation, hazardous materials, trip planning, accident procedures and public and employer relations.
PTD 102 - Basic Driving Skills Development
Students will receive behind-the-wheel instruction on a driving range and become competent in shifting skills, basic backing, pre-trip preparation, docking, coupling/uncoupling, tire chaining, and tractor-trailer safety.
PTD 103 - Advanced Driving Skills Development
Students will receive behind-the-wheel instruction in basic over-the-road driving skills, additional shifting skills instruction, city driving, mountain driving, and freeway driving. Students will continue behind-the-wheel driving instruction completing more extensive city, freeway, and mountain combination trips.