The Pro Driver Training program is designed to prepare you for success.  Through a combination of lab, behind the wheel and classroom training you will gain the knowledge, confidence and experience to start your rewarding career as a professional truck driver.

At PDT you will complete 6 comprehensive units. Additional dedication and time will be allowed for areas that require more refinement, your success is our goal.

Course Materials

All course materials and text books are provided by PDT. Our program follows the PTDI (Professional Truck Drivers Institute) recommended curriculum and minimum hours of training. We use the following materials to provide you with the most comprehensive training possible:

 

Vermont CDL Manual
Delmar’s Tractor Trailer Truck Driving Text Book
Hours of Service Log Book
FMCS Regulations Hand Book
Students are required to attend all scheduled classes, lab, range and behind the wheel training in order to complete the course.
Orientation
Preparation for CDL Permit exams
Basic Operation
Control Systems
Vehicle Inspections
Basic Control
Shifting
Backing and Docking
Safe Operating Practices
Visual Search
Vehicle Communication
Speed Management
Space Management
Advanced Operating Procedures
Night Operation
Extreme Driving Conditions
Hazard Perception
Emergency Maneuvers/Skid Avoidance
Skid Control and Recovery
Passive Railroad Crossings 
Vehicle Systems Identification and Maintenance
Diagnosing and Reporting Malfunctions 
Non-Vehicle Activities
Handling and Documenting Cargo
Environmental Issues
Hours of Service Requirements
Accident Procedures
Managing Life on the Road /Personal Resources
Trip Planning
Communication Skills
Seeking Employment

We offer flexible scheduling to meet your needs.