The curriculum standards of this course incorporate the curricular recommendations set forth by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA), new Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) rule; effective on March 21, 2017, which established new minimum training standards for certain individuals applying for their commercial driver's license (CDL) for the first time; an upgrade of their CDL (e.g., a Class B CDL holder seeking a Class A CDL); or a hazardous materials (H), passenger (P), or school bus (S) endorsement for the first time. These individuals are subject to the entry-level driver training (ELDT) requirements and must complete a prescribed program of instruction provided by an entity that is listed on FMCSA's Training Provider Registry (TPR).
The curriculum at NNCT includes both classroom and hands-on training behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer combination vehicle. Upon graduation, students will have the necessary skills to become a professional commercial tractor-trailer combination vehicle operator.
NNCT instructors are qualified and experienced in the transportation industry. In the classroom, there are never more than 8 students per class. When training advances to actual driving on the range, the student-to-instructor ratio changes to 4-to-1, 1-to-1 on the Road and Highway. Students will have received actual behind-the-wheel instruction and practice at our range training facilities prior to highway driving.
This course design is based on an "as needed" weekly refresher training schedule. To be qualified for this course a person must have two (2) verifiable years of tractor trailer driving experience.
This is an experienced based course and will vary depending on the needs of the applying student. Our Driver Refresher Training Course programs are specifically designed for those with previous CDL experience.
These are shorter, condensed and structured training programs based on skill. These educational programs require pre-payment and consecutive days of training. Student’s desiring to take a condensed course instead of a full course program must have an evaluation performed to determine which condensed course would meet the student’s needs.
The student will be required to pay an evaluation fee of $50.00 and will be evaluated on the following criteria:
Shifting with less than 10% grinding of gears
Ability to start and stop smoothly
Alley dock a trailer within 6 adjustments
Safely complete both left and right turns without hitting curbs
Perform air brake test with less than 3 errors
Perform pre-trip inspection with less than 15 errors
This program is designed for commercial drivers who need a refresher course that allows them to have a flexible schedule for as many weeks as they require. The cost for the refresher course is $600 per week. All other fees associated with commercial licensing is the sole responsibility of the student.
TRAINING HOURS - Monday through Wednesday or Wednesday through Friday (dependent on campus location) from 9am to 2pm or 10am to 3pm (dependent on location). Off days, evening and weekend class sessions are subject to approval and availability of instructor and/or resources.
DORM STUDENT TRAINING HOURS - In addition to the normal scheduled hours, dorm students who stay on campus throughout their training will have a revised schedule allowing them to train through the "Special Scheduling" provisions and are subject to approval by the Operations Manager.