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The school’s course objective is to provide the Trucking/Transportation Industry with competent, entry level drivers. Graduates are safety conscious, professionally trained and well educated individuals who will be an asset to their employers. They have the knowledge of the latest skills, attitudes and qualifications that will be conducive to a long lasting, profitable and safety oriented employer/employee relationship. Completion of an Alliance program will produce well rounded, skilled, safe and proud drivers with the professional attitude necessary to be successful in their chosen careers as professional drivers. Alliance offers five (5)programs to achieve this objective. The ATS programs provide instruction for up to 25 students per session in classroom theory and one student per instructor for behind-the-wheel subjects. In addition to the listed programs, we offer specialized instruction designed to meet the needs and requirements of individuals and employers.

 

Commercial Truck Driver – Job Responsibilities According to D.O.T. #292.353,363,463,483,667 C.I.P. #49.0299:

 

Truck Drivers operate gasoline and diesel powered tractor-trailers which weigh from 6,000 to a maximum limit of 20,000 pounds per axle. The maximum length of the equipment is 75 feet in California. Drivers may work for common carrier companies (hauling consumer goods for the general public), contract carrier companies (transporting goods for a specific group of shippers) or private carrier firms that operate their own trucking fleets. Local drivers work in various industries. They may transport consumer goods, haul material for construction contractors, or deliver farm produce to food processing plants. Drivers may be required to load and unload their own cargo.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

  • Accelerated Class “A” Tractor Trailer and Safety Course

    This program offers 25 hours of one-on-one instruction. The program is designed to assist students in passing the Department of Motor Vehicles Exam in order to obtain a Class “A” License as well as teach the safe operation and maneuvering of a tractor trailer, including straight line backing, parallel parking and alley docking. In addition, students will be taught how to pull a pre-trip inspection, conduct an in-cab inspection, inspect the air brake system and perform an air brake test. Students will also practice driving in city slow zones and school zones, over railroad tracks, and on main streets and freeway systems.

  • Commercial II Class “B” Tractor Safety Course

    This program offers 144 hours of one-on-one instruction. The program is designed to assist students in passing the Department of Motor Vehicles Exam in order to obtain a Class “B” License and teach the safe operation and maneuvering of a tractor, including parallel parking and alley docking. In addition, students will be taught how to pull a pre-trip inspection, conduct an in-cab inspection, inspect the air brake system and perform an air brake test. Students will also be given additional driving time to include practice driving in city slow zones and school zones, over railroad tracks, and on main streets and freeway systems.

  • Advanced I 160-Hour Class “A” Tractor Trailer and Safety Course

    This program offers 160 hours of one-on-one instruction. The program is designed to teach students how to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and assist them in passing the Department of Motor Vehicles Exam in order to obtain a Class “A” License. Students will learn to maintain a driver’s log, as well as correct keeping and maintenance of a pre-trip inspection log. Students will be taught yard skills and driving techniques, such as straight line and serpentine maneuvers forward and reverse, measured stops and turns, alley docking (90 degree maneuvers), and parallel parking. In addition, students will be taught how to comply with all aspects of safe driving and vehicle control, including accident control and reporting, and how to pull a pre-trip inspection, conduct an in-cab inspection, inspect the air brake system, and will learn how to pull an air break test. Students will also practice driving in city slow zones and school zones, over railroad tracks, and on main streets and freeway systems.

  • Advanced II 240-Hour Class “A” Tractor Trailer and Safety Course

    This program offers 240 hours of one-on-one instruction. The program is designed to teach students how to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and assist them in passing the Department of Motor Vehicles Exam to obtain a Class “A” License. Students will learn to maintain a driver’s log and correct keeping and maintenance of a pre-trip inspection log and be taught yard skills and driving techniques, such as straight line and serpentine backing, forward and reverse, measured stops and turns, alley docking (90 degree maneuvers), and parallel parking. In addition, students will be taught how to comply with all aspects of safe driving and vehicle control, including accident control and reporting, trip planning, and map reading. Students will also be taught how to pull a pre-trip inspection, conduct an in-cab inspection, inspect the air brake system, and perform an air brake test. To meet industry demands for added behind-the-wheel time and experience, students will spend extensive time driving in city slow zones and school zones, over railroad tracks, and on main streets and freeway systems.

  • Select Driver Development Program Class A/B Certification – 600 Hours

    This program is designed for individuals who have no previous tractor-trailer experience and want an extensive training program that focuses on safe driving habits and skill development. This program includes classroom instruction designed to help students pass the CDL knowledge test. Training will prepare students for the CDL skills test and entry-level employment as a tractor-trailer driver.

MODULE DESCRIPTIONS

  • Classroom Training Module/Readiness Program

    This module teaches the concepts of commercial driving that are required for the hands-on training in the Yard Skills Training and Over-the-Road Driving Skills Training modules of the program. The student will be taught vehicle familiarization, including aspects of safe operation, accident control and reporting, and the importance of maintaining a daily driver’s log.

  • Yard Skills Training Module

    This module teaches the student how to safely maneuver a tractor trailer, including backing from the sight side (left) or blind side (right); parallel parking and alley docking; approaching a “corner” properly; conducting a pre-trip inspection; and using the mirrors. This module also teaches the importance of having a safe and attentive attitude as a commercial driver.

  • Over-the-Road Driving Skills Training Module

    This module teaches the student how to safely and courteously operate a commercial vehicle in a variety of traffic situations on streets and freeways. This module also teaches the importance of having a safe and attentive attitude as a commercial driver.

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