The Weatherford College Truck Driving Academy offers professional truck driver training to meet the skill level requirements of any road transportation industry carrier. The academy trains qualified men and women for five (5) weeks using a certified course of 200 hours of hands-on and classroom training. Customized and refresher courses also offered pending approval from Director.
To help fill the demand, the transportation industry looks to community colleges to provide the training needed to secure safe and responsible truck drivers. Weatherford College’s Truck Driving Academy, established in 1992, offers courses that provide practical, personalized instruction and prepares students for successful careers in truck driving. Using WC’s well-maintained tractors and other vehicles under the instruction of professional, experienced and trained instructors, students accumulate many behind-the-wheel hours, and learn more about employment opportunities from representatives of leading national carriers.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be licensed as Class A-CDL with double, triple and tanker endorsements, certified by the Department of Transportation.
The Weatherford College Truck Driving Academy offers the potential driver a well-rounded training experience for commercial driving. Upon completion of the program, students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts and requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
Students learn to identify, inspect and evaluate the critical attributes of the commercial vehicle system; to complete a driver’s daily log and logbook recap and to transport cargo safely, read maps and plan trips effectively.
REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS
To qualify for employment as a career driver, students must meet the following qualifications:
- Be 21 years of age or older and obtain a Federal Commercial Driver’s License for interstate driving.
- Pass a Department of Transportation physical examination and drug screening.
- Have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
- Have the ability to read, write, and speak the English language.
For More Information:
- Weatherford College Truck Driving Academy
Mineral Wells Education Center
Terry Pilgrim, Director
704 Hood Road
Mineral Wells, TX 76067