Commercial Truck Driving (CDL)


Professional commercial drivers are in high demand. Start on your path to a new high paying career and finish in as few as four weeks. Learn truck components and vehicle inspection, backing skills, advanced driving skills, safety and more. Four weeks of intensive training will prepare students for an exciting high-paying career in the trucking industry.

Topics include: basic and advanced driving skills, truck components and operation, cost-efficient operation, rules and regulations, paperwork, personal health and safety, and driver professionalism. Students will also log over 60 hours of on-the-road driving and observation. This training prepares drivers for a career with a wide variety of local and over-the-road carriers.

Employment in professional driving may depend on the ability to meet employer and/or licensing requirements (i.e., health and drug screening, a satisfactory driving record, driving test, etc.), which is the student’s responsibility. Endorsements for Doubles, Triples and Tankers are included in the program fees.

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Randy Reid

Program Coordinator

  • Commercial Truck Driving
  • Program Hours: 160 hours
  • Campus Location: Lehi Main

Certificates and Licensures

  • MTECH Program Certificate in Commercial Truck Driving
  • State of Utah Commercial License A (CDLA)
  • T-Doubles, Triples and N-Tanker Endorsements

Program Snapshot

  Registration Eligibility: Licensed drivers age 18 and older.

Registration Availability: Registration will open again on June 16, 2020, and class will start on July 6th. Registration is open on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month thereafter. Students usually start the following Monday.  To check seat availability, create a new student account in the MTECH Student Portal and check seat availability or call Student Services at 801-753-6282

  Program Length: 160 Hours. This works out to be approximately 20 calendar days not including weekends and holidays.

  Times: Day and Night available. See schedule details below.

  Locations: MTECH Lehi Main, Rm 306

  Financial Aid Eligible: This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.

  Financial Aid Eligible: This program is eligible for  Veterans Assistance.   +Learn More

Prerequisites

  Entrance Assessment: Students must take the MTECH Entrance Assessment. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. To learn more visit mtec.edu/testing.  

  New Student Orientation: Students must complete the brief MTECH New Student Orientation prior to first day of class.  To learn more visit mtec.edu/nso.

  The program is recommended for drivers 21 years of age and older. For drivers 18 to 20 years of age, employment is intrastate driving only.

  Students need to contact the CDL Lead Instructor before enrolling in the program to insure eligibility. Contact Randy Reid at 801-427-4615.

  Students are required to provide MTECH a current copy of a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) to class on the first day of class.

  All students must have a valid driver’s license.

Schedule

Session Location Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Days
Day Lehi Rm 306 1st or 3rd Monday of each month Open 8:00 am 4:30 pm M-F
Night Lehi Rm 306 1st Monday of odd numbered months Open 5:00 pm 10:00 pm M-F
Night (Winter) Lehi Rm 306 1st Monday of odd numbered months Open 4:00 pm 9:00 pm M-F

 

Winter hours for the night class will be 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Instructors will inform the students when that adjustment will take place.

Tuition and Fees

Item Cost Notes
Registration Fee $40.00  
Facilities Fee $50.00  
Program Fees $2,610.00  
Tuition $336.00  
total: $3,036.00  All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.

Materials and Supplies

Item Cost Notes
Book Deposit $100.00 refundable upon return of book in good condition.
Endorsements varies T-Doubles and Triples & N-Tanker endorsements included in Program Fees
Flashlight, Leather gloves varies Recommended, Student may purchase on their own, but not required for class
Additional Test attempts varies 2 test attempts are covered in Program Fees. Students must pay for additional attempts
sub-total: $100.00  

 

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