East Mississippi Community College CDL Training

Introduction to East Mississippi Community College

East Mississippi Community College is implementing a program to focus on a local demand for construction workers and commercial drivers. The Commercial Truck Driving program is an five-week program leading to Class A CDL, which prepares the graduate to enter the commercial truck driving industry as an intra-state (short haul) driver for the construction industry.

EMCC CDL Course Includes:

  • Backing Awareness Training
  • Being loaded (via front-end loaders, bucket excavators, overhead storage silos, etc)
  • Safe dumping procedures and full dumping environment awareness and hazards recognition
  • Ingress and egress of narrow truck weigh scales, wash pits, etc.
  • Hauling 300+ degree material (hot mix asphalt)
  • Dumping dirt/gravel materials that tend to shift/bulk during discharge
  • Short hauls (requiring much shifting/braking)
  • Driving over/through uneven and/or soft surfaces
  • Rolling/unrolling trailer cover tarps
  • Safe general maintenance that is specific to dump trailers/dump beds
  • Following specific dumping instructions (spotter recognition and communication)
  • Good recognition/understanding of many different materials (aggregates) appearances/properties, and their specific hauling characteristics/tendencies
  • General “telematics” (GPS truck management) education
  • Electronic logging devices (ELDs) and “Hours of Services” understanding
  • Acquiring a Commercial Driving License

Admission Requirements

  • A silver or better on the WorkKeys test.
  • “Smart Start” Certification training.
  • Proof of graduation from a high school or high school equivalency diploma.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and social security card.
  • Department of Transportation drug screen and DOT Physical.
  • Application for Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) filed at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • CDL learner’s permit or motor vehicle report.
  • Paid tuition and a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act profile completed.

The course costs $2,250. Tuition assistance is available for qualified students.

East Mississippi Community College Location

  • East Mississippi Community College location

    East Mississippi Community College
    8731 S Frontage Rd
    Mayhew, MS 39453
    662-243-1967

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