Bainbridge College2500 East Shotwell Street
Bainbridge, GA 39819
Technical Certificate Of Credit: Commercial Truck Driving
The Commercial Truck Driving certificate provides the student with the skills and knowledge necessary to acquire a CDL license in the state of Georgia. This course introduces the student to the trucking industry and focuses on federal and state regulations, records and forms, industrial relations, and safe operating procedures. The course also familiarizes students with truck instruments and controls and on performing basic maneuvers required to drive safely in a controlled environment. Once students have mastered driving in a controlled environment, students then develop driving skills under actual road conditions. Classroom lectures emphasize safe operating practices. On the road, these safe operating practices are integrated into the development of driving skills. Students drive a minimum of 44 hours.
Students must be 18 years old to operate in the State of Georgia and 21 to operate nationally. Students must also submit a Motor Vehicle report and take a mandatory Department of Transportation physical examination.