Bevill State Community College CDL Training

Introduction to Bevill State Community College
Truck Driver Training Program

Located on the Sumiton, Alabama, campus, the truck driver training program provides basic entry-level driving skills relating to the safe operation of commercial motor vehicles and other related regulations. Upon successful completion of the program, the student may be able to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) necessary to operate a tractor-trailer unit.

What Programs Does Bevill State Offer?

  • BASIC VEHICLE OPERATION - This course introduces students to the fundamentals of becoming a professional commercial motor vehicle driver. Topics include orientation, control systems, vehicle inspections and reporting, basic control, shifting, backing, coupling and uncoupling, and special rigs.
  • SAFE OPERATING PRACTICES - This course offers proper defensive driving techniques applicable to the commercial motor vehicle driver. Topics include visual search, communication, speed and space management, night operation, extreme driving conditions.
  • NON-VEHICLE ACTIVITIES - This course focuses on activities not directly related to the vehicle itself, but that are related to the potential job performance of the commercial motor vehicle driver. Topics include handling cargo, cargo documentation, hours of service requirements, accident procedures, personal health and safety, trip planning, employability skills, and public and employer relations.
  • Day Classes Meet: 8:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Evening Classes Meet: 4:15 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Tuition and Financing

Alabama Resident - The Department of Transportation regulations require that all truck driving students undergo drug screening. Since the test is conducted by an independent health service, the student must be prepared to pay the screening fee (cash or money order only). The test will be conducted the first day of the class.

  • Tuition and Fees: $1,566.00
  • Additional expenses: $217.50 (Drug testing, physical exam, written test, permit and license fees)
  • Total Truck Driving Tuition, fees and expenses $1,783.50
  • *Fees include Building, Bond Reserve, Facilities Renewal, Technology and Library

Admissions Requirements

Prospective students must be at least 21 years of age and hold a valid driver's license, with a driving record free of violations which may hinder or prevent employment as a truck driver.

Department of Transportation regulations require all truck driving students undergo drug screening. Since the test will be conducted on the first day of class by an independent health service and not Bevill State, you must be prepared to pay the $40 drug test fee (cash only) and $50 DOT Physical (cash only). Students testing positive for drugs will be dropped from class.

Bevill State Community College Location

  • Bevill State Community College location

    Bevill State Community College
    101 State Street
    Sumiton, AL 35148
    205-648-3271 Ext. 5256

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