CDL Class B Training

CDL Class B Training

The objective of the Commercial Driver’s License Preparation Program is to provide our students with basic knowledge and skills in preparation for successfully completing the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B exam. An individual successful completing this program should have experienced the ability to safely operate a bus.

Classroom/Lab/Pre-Requisite

This section, consisting of 30 clock hours (Lab/Pre-Requisite) and 10 clock hours classroom instruction is designed to provide the student with the information needed to obtain the requirements for a Class B CDL with a passenger endorsement. This includes Special Requirements, Air Brakes, General Knowledge, Passenger and Pre-trip. Instructors will familiarize the student with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR). Student will be trained to maintain a driver’s daily log and familiarized with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR). The student will also be introduced to a simulator to practice backing and driving techniques.

SKILL AREA INSTRUCTION

This section, consisting of 20 clock hours of behind the wheel training and observation, is designed to provide the student with the ability to safely maneuver a bus unit into a park position. This instruction includes straight-line backing, blind-side parallel parking, brake test, and pre-trip inspection.

OVER-THE-ROAD INSTRUCTION

This section, consisting of 20 clock hours of behind the wheel training and observation, is designed to prepare the student to safely operate a bus unit in traffic. The student will practice the proper method of approaching a corner and maneuvering around the corner without touching a stationary object. The student will also learn how to use mirrors while driving both forward and backwards. The student will also learn the proper drop off/pick up technique required for transporting passengers. Each individual student will be required to maintain a driver’s daily log. The student’s success will be measured daily and by a driver’s certification road test on the last day. This certification ensures the student has met the course objective and is ready to test for a Class B CDL with school bus endorsement. On the last day of road training, student will be given a driver’s certification road test by an instructor. This certification ensures the student has met the course objective and is ready to test. Driving exam will be given on campus by a Certified Examiner.

Note: Del Mar College is a certified 3rd Party Testing facility. All Del Mar Students that successfully pass their certification will be scheduled their CDL Driving Skills Test at our facilities and avoiding the lengthy scheduling process at DPS.

Page last updated February 22, 2018.

Contact Information

Transportation Training Services

Mailing Address:
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404

Physical Address:
4101 Old Brownsville Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78405

361-698-2707
1-800-652-3357
trucking@delmar.edu

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