Commercial Vehicle Driving School
The Commercial Vehicle Driving program provides comprehensive training for students interested in becoming tractor/trailer drivers. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is projected to grow 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. As the economy grows, the demand for goods will increase, and more truck drivers will be needed to keep supply chains moving. Tractor/trailer operators may work as independent contractors or a company may employ them. Advancement opportunities may include positions such as safety supervisors, driver supervisors, or truck terminal managers/supervisors.
Classroom Instruction and On-The-Road Driver Training
Our students develop their skills as tractor/trailer truck drivers through a combination of classroom activities, driver range instruction, and a significant amount of city and highway driving. For more information on the Commercial Vehicle Driving Program, contact Michael Shuler (352-854-2322, x1516) on the Ocala campus at the Criminal Justice Institute, building 31.