“The success of your journey and your destination all depend on who's driving.” – Bruce Springsteen
The backbone of American commerce is the trucking industry as nearly every business relies on truck drivers to move products and materials throughout the U.S. In fact, more than two-thirds of the freight tonnage moved throughout the country each year is moved by trucking.
Skilled, licensed truck drivers are in short supply, and with a technical degree from BTC, you will be in high demand with the credentials employers are looking for. By completing our technical degree program, which can be done in 12 or 14 weeks, you will have the skills and preparation needed to earn a Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL).
You’ll get in-depth training on current laws and regulations; time management, cargo, inspection and logbook documentation; safety and emergency procedures; high traffic, tight parking, narrow alley and loading platform maneuvers and skills; load and weight management distribution. You’ll also be trained in how to communicate with fellow drivers, dispatchers, shippers, mechanics and law enforcement personnel. In addition, prospective employers often visit our classes, giving you a chance to connect with them for future employment. Plus, many employers offer tuition reimbursement, putting you ahead of the game after completing the program!
In addition to the Truck Driving diploma, BTC also offers separate commercial driver license training classes and a five-credit course if you are interested in earning a Class B CDL. This course prepares student drivers to operate various types of non-combination vehicles such as short-haul delivery trucks, construction vehicles and trucks used in sand mining, concrete or similar industries.