Great Plains Technology Center to offer Truck Driver Training course this summer

Great Plains Technology Center in partnership with Caddo Kiowa Technology Center will offer a Truck Driver Training (Class A CDL) course here at the Great Plains campus. Dates for the 6-week, 253 hour course are July 10-August 18. The trucking industry continues to be a major employer in the United States, with almost 9 million people employed in trucking-related jobs. More than 80% of the U.S. cities receive their goods exclusively from trucks.

The trucking industry is facing a driver shortage every day. Entry-level drivers are entering a demanding field where there is a premium placed on quality student drivers fresh out of training.

This Truck Driver Training course offers one-on-one road time. The experienced instructor will teach procedures that will enable students to become a better, safer driver while preparing for the state road test.

Students will learn basic operation, how to address driving difficulties, learn to protect driver space, handle adverse weather conditions, prevent collisions, and meet other transportation challenges. This course will offer driving instruction on the vehicle used for the exam.

The minimum requirements to attend:

  • Students must be at least 18 years old; 21 for Hazmat
  • Current Oklahoma Driver’s License
  • DL 18 and permit
  • Mandatory drug testing