Commercial Driver Training
The industry is facing a shortage of more than 50,000 long-haul truck drivers, according to the American Trucking Association. As the economy grows, so will the demand for goods and the need for these long-haul carriers. In fact, the jobs in the trucking industry will grow by 11 percent from 2012 to 2022.
Earning a commercial driver's license (CDL) is the baseline for breaking into the trucking industry. While a CDL is needed to become a commercial truck driver, it also allows you to operate...
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What you will learn
- Driving safety
- Transporting cargo
- Transporting passengers
- Combination vehicles
- Tank vehicles
- Hazardous materials
How you will benefit
- Complete self-study preparation to obtain a commercial driver's license
- Gain in-demand soft skills to improve your employability
How the course is taught
- Self-paced, online course
- 6 Months to complete
- Open enrollment, begin anytime
- 120 course hours
- Commercial Driving 1: Semester 1
- Understanding Self-Esteem
- Setting Goals
- Learning Styles
- Professional Uses of Technology
- Security in Technology
- 21st-Century Written Business Communication
- Time Management
- Stress Management
- Anger Management
- Conflict Resolution Strategies
- Communication and Diversity
- Communication in the Workplace
- Sexual Harassment Awareness
- Ethical Behavior
- Commercial Driving 1: Semester 1 End of Semester Exam
- Commercial Driving 1: Semester 2
- Basics of Note-Taking
- Reading Comprehension
- Understanding and Improving Study Habits
- Memory Techniques
- Test-Tasking Skills
- Effective Environments for Learning
- Distractions and Deterrents to Educational Success
- What is Motivation?
- Trust and Motivation
- Change as a Motivator
- Embracing Change
- Critical Thinking Basics
- Problem Solving Model
- Decision Making
- Improving Decision Making
- Commercial Driving 1: Semester 2 End of Semester Exam
- Commercial Driving 2: Semester 1
- Communication Overview
- Verbal Communication
- Verbal Business Communication
- Written Communication
- Written Business Communication
- Nonverbal Communication
- Communication Styles and Interpersonal Communication
- Effective Communication
- Active Listening
- Assertive vs. Aggressive Communication
- Communicating in Difficult Situations
- Difficult Behaviors in the Workplace
- Negativity and Power Struggles at Work
- Working with Procrastinators and Untrustworthy People
- Communicating by Telephone
- Networking for Success
- Commercial Driving 2: Semester 1 End of Semester Exam
- Commercial Driving 2: Semester 2
- What is Stress?
- Signs and Symptoms of Stress
- Sources of Stress
- Techniques for Managing Stress
- Anxiety and Stress
- Mindset and Stress
- Stress and Values Clarification
- Stress at Work
- Emotional Intelligence (EI)
- Emotional Intelligence Skills
- Understanding Anger
- Anger Cycle
- Anger Management
- Conflict Basics
- Conflict Resolution
- Addressing Violent Situations
- Commercial Driving 2: Semester 2 End of Semester Exam
- Commercial Driving 3: Semester 1
- Healthy Lifestyle Choices
- Personal Wellness
- Positive Self-Talk
- Tips and Tricks for Smooth Living
- Crisis Management
- Using Critical Thinking in Work and Life
- Lifelong Learning
- Balancing Work and Life
- Pros and Cons of Social Media
- Basic Professionalism
- Commercial Driving 3: Semester 1 End of Semester Exam
- Commercial Driving 3: Semester 2
- Introduction to Time Management
- Time Management Types and Styles
- Time Management Antagonists
- Time Management Strategies
- Personal Productivity
- Handling Information Overload
- Setting Priorities
- Diversity in the Workplace
- Tolerance and Respect
- Respect and Employment
- Becoming the Go-To Person
- Advancing in a Job
- Cooperation and Compromise
- Influencing and Persuading
- Giving and Receiving Feedback and Criticism
- Commercial Driving 3: Semester 2 End of Semester Exam
- Commercial Driving 4: Semester 1
- First Aid
- First Aid: Guidelines and Precautions
- First Aid: Physical Injuries and Emergencies
- First Aid: Physiological Incidents and Emergencies
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Medical Emergency Awareness
- HIV/AIDS Awareness
- Pretrip Air Brake Inspection
- Knowing Your Route
- Vehicle Operation
- Blind Spots/Danger Zones and Mirrors
- Backing and Turnabout Maneuvers
- Inclement Weather and Adverse Conditions
- Commercial Driving 4: Semester 1 End of Semester Exam
- Commercial Driving 4: Semester 2
- On the Road
- Road Awareness
- Sharing the Road
- Traffic Lanes
- The Threat of Road Rage
- Commercial Driving 4: Semester 2 End of Semester Exam
This is not an instructor facilitated course; however, support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.
There are no prerequisites prior to enrolling in this course.
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
- Speaker or headphones.
- PC: Windows 8 or newer.
- Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Software is not included in the cost of enrollment. All software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.￼
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
No. However, you will be prepared for your state's commercial driver's license exam.
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.
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