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Truck Driver Training Program

Truck Driver Training

In just 160 hours Heartland Community College can help you gain the knowledge and behind-the-wheel skills needed to earn a Class A Commercial Truck Driving License. The Department of Labor anticipates the demand for truck drivers to increase by 21% between now and 2020.

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Are you looking for a career and not just another job? Consider a career as a professional truck driver. Heartland Community College’s Truck Driver Training Program will open the door to a lifetime of job opportunities. Truck driving jobs in all varieties are widely available for those with a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Let Heartland help you begin your new career in commercial truck driving.

Our Truck Driver Training course is designed to prepare individuals with little or no commercial driving experience to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License. Students who do not already have a valid Commercial Driver’s License Learner’s Permit will spend the first week preparing for that exam (students are responsible for paying the $50 fee to the DMV for the permit exam). At the end of the course, students will take a Class “A” License road test administered by the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office. This course will also cover endorsement preparation, state and federal regulations, log books, map reading, trip planning and complete vehicle training to prepare the individual for an entry level position in the transportation industry. Instruction includes classroom lecture, demonstration and behind-the-wheel experience in a Class “A” vehicle. Course fee is $3,500 and includes criminal background check/Motor Vehicle Report, drug screening and Department of Transportation physical.

  • 160 hours of instruction in preparation for the Class A commercial driver's license exam
  • No previous experience is required
  • Morning and afternoon classes available
  • Affordable tuition
  • Classes begin every 6 weeks
  • Refresher courses are also available

We offer a monthly payment plan for students who would like to budget their fees over a period up to 12 months. For details on this program, see our FACTS Information page.

Fall 2014 Schedule

Section C - 9/2-10/10, 7AM-12:30PM
Section D - 9/2-9/10, 7AM-12:30PM and 9/11-10/10, 1-6:30PM
Section E - 10/13-11/21, 7AM-12:30PM
Section F - 10/13-10/21, 7AM-12:30PM and 10/22-11/21, 1-6:30PM

All sections meet Monday through Friday for 6 weeks.

Contact Information

Telephone: (309) 268-8448
Email: Truck Driver Training

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