Commercial Driver Training

Commercial Driver Training

students with CDL instructorThe Commercial Driver Training (CDT) certificate program is designed to offer individuals basic knowledge of the principles, techniques and skills necessary for safe, efficient operation of tractor-trailer vehicles. The curriculum includes: CDL permit preparation; hazardous materials training; U.S. Department of Transportation federal regulations, logging and trip planning. Students completing this program are prepared for entry-level driving positions within the trucking industry. Extensive hands-on driving experience both on the range and on the road is also included. The CDT classes ensure students have a broad-based knowledge of the concepts and skills necessary to become safe, efficient commercial drivers.


  • 10-hour Basic Commercial Driver Training Certificate
  • 17-hour Commercial Driver Training Certificate

Nature of Work
Businesses rely on truck drivers for the delivery and pickup of goods. Even if goods travel in part by ship, train or airplane; trucks carry nearly all goods at some point in their journey from producer to consumer. Before transporting a load, truck drivers inspect the vehicle and make sure their cargo is secure. Drivers report equipment that is inoperable, missing or loaded improperly to the​​ dispatcher. The length of each transport may vary. Local drivers may provide daily service for a specific route while other drivers travel throughout various regions of the country. This program is part of the Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career Cluster.

Employment Opportunities

  • Over-the-road driver
  • Long distance driver
  • Local delivery driver
  • Fleet service technician
  • Fleet manager
  • Trucking dispatcher




 Printable Program Brochure




Bob Walter
Bob Walter​
(309) 647-2794


 Enrichment Opportunities


​The Commercial Driver Training program provides internship and on-the-job training for students.

Some of the companies providing enrichment opportunities include:

  • Dot Foods
  • Star Transport
  • Werner Enterprises
  • Roehl Transport
  • Curry Co.

 Gainful Employment