School of Business & Technology
Commercial Truck Driving

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About This Program

Commercial truck driving prepares students for careers as long or short haul drivers. The Twin Lakes area is a hotspot for tractor-trailer and light truck drivers. Our region boasts 2,339 jobs well above the national average for an area this size of 1,563. Within a 60-mile radius of Mountain Home, an average of 116 drivers are hired each month making transportation andmaterial moving the third largest occupation in the region.
The approximate cost ($2,616) for this seven-week training program provides the participant with classroom training in preparation for the written permit test, simulator practice, range practice, behind the wheel driving time, and one trip to a testing center (Harrison or Newport) to test in the same vehicle used during the training program.

Classroom Training
Our in-house classroom training environment is designed to get you prepared for the hands-on driving experience you will enjoy at ASUMH. The first step is to learn the Arkansas state Class A permit licensing information.  After you have achieved your class A commercial driver’s license permit, your instructor will introduce you to Logs, Hours of Service regulations, Driver Wellness, Compliance Safety Analysis, and begin working with you on the Pre-trip inspection of the commercial vehicle. This solid beginning will give you the confidence you need for the next steps, maneuvering and driving the semi-tractor trailer.

Basic Skills and Range Training
Our staff have decades of experience training students for Class A CDL skills examinations. They know that most of our students have never even been in an eighteen-wheeler, and demonstrate consistently the patience required to get you in one and moving. We begin this portion of the training curriculum on the range, teaching proper shifting technique while developing backing and turning performance. At this junction of training, students will begin learning the 105-point pre-trip inspection.

Safe and Proficient City and Highway Driving Techniques
Once you have successfully mastered shifting and backing technique to safely proceed to the “Road Skills” portion of your hands-on training, you will be introduced to rural, city and highway driving behind the wheel of an 18-wheel, air brake equipped semi-tractor trailer.

*Approximate Costs Subject to Change.
Commercial Driver’s License Test Packet $50
DOT Physical and Drug Screen $100 - $135
Drug Screen $55
Tuition and Fees $2,685
Commercial Driver’s License $42
Total $2932 - $2967

Contact Info

Nathan Lueck
Director of the Technical Center
4034 Hwy 62W
Mountain Home, AR  72653
508-6159  ext. 159

Misc. Info

Interested in a degree? The Commercial Truck Driving program is a seven-credit hour certificate of proficiency that will apply toward the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration. This is for those students interested in management or owning their own business. ASUMH representatives will work with you to develop a customized plan to fund your cost of attendance. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. In just seven weeks you can complete your training and start your career! Registration is open now for classes beginning: August 21, 2023 October 10, 2023 Registration opens November 6 for classes beginning: January 8, 2024 March 4, 2024 May 28, 2024

Skills Learned

Each class meets for seven weeks. Skills covered include:
Offset back
Straight Line Back
Road Skills
Map Reading
Department of Transportation Driving Requirements

Job Opportunities In

Long and Short Haul Truck Driver
Heavy Truck Technician
Warehouse Specialist
Tuition Per Credit Hour
7 Weeks
Program Duration
Credit Hours
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Classes You'll Take

Commercial Truck Driving
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