CDL Training: Class A Tractor Trailer - 160 hr

Registration Process

Please complete the online application form to be added to our upcoming CDL class. Please use the schedule above to enter a start date and time for your preferred class.

To be eligible for a scholarship to cover the tuition for the course ($4999) you must be a SC resident, 18 years old or older, and have (or are getting) a high school diploma or GED. The scholarship application is the same as the program application, you do not need to complete an additional form, you do not need to apply for the FAFSA/Financial Aid.

You are only accepted to the full program after passing a background check, DOT health screening, and drug screening, register with Ancora after applying online with Denmark Tech to schedule these screenings. You will be assisted to get your CDL permit.

  • 4 Weeks (Monday-Thursday 7:00am-5:30pm)
  • 8 Weeks (Monday-Thu 5:30-10:30pm)
  • 8 Weeks (Saturday-Sunday 7:00am-5:30pm)
Program Description

The CDL Training: Class A Truck driver training curriculum provides students with training to inspect and operate tractor-trailers and to assume driver responsibilities on the road and at pickup/delivery points. Emphasis is placed on vehicle inspections, defensive driving, range maneuvers, motor carrier safety regulations (DOT 380 -397 and a certificate for entry level drivers), trip planning, cargo handlings, size/weight laws, general maintenance procedures, hours of service, and accident prevention.


CDL Training: Class A Tractor Trailer Certificate

160-hour Curriculum Training Overview
  • CDL101: 50 hours

    Describe the minimum requirements for obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

    Identify entry-level driver training requirements including driver qualification, hours of service, driver wellness, and whistleblower protection.

    Describe CSA vehicle inspection, backing, coupling and uncoupling, speed & space management, extreme driving conditions, emergency maneuvers and handling cargo.

    Introduction, driving safely, transporting cargo safely, transporting passengers safely, air brakes, combination vehicles, doubles and triples, tank vehicles, hazardous materials, school bus, introduction to trucking, map reading, coupling & uncoupling, vehicle systems, vehicle maintenance, vehicle inspection, basic control, shifting, backing, visual search, space management, speed management, logbooks, human trafficking awareness

  • CDL 102: 50 hours

    This course includes instruction in the Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection and introduces students to Basic Vehicle Control Skills and public On-Road driving. Students are taught in detail about vehicle systems, maintenance, and inspection. Safety factors are outlined regarding controlling, shifting, backing the truck, visual search, space and speed management. During skills training, students can learn four basic maneuvers including straight-line backing, offset backing, parallel parking, and 90-degree alley backing. During on-road training, students that have acquired Commercial Learner’s Permits can learn vehicle operation techniques including gear-shifting, turning, maneuvering in traffic, and defensive driving.

  • CDL 103: 60 hours

    • Perform full Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection.
    • Perform six backing maneuvers introduced in CDL102.
    • Perform 16 hours of driving skills behind the wheel, 3 of which must be at night.
    • Observation of on-road driving skills, 44 hours.