A. Course Description
This course is designed for those that need a class A license but don’t need or intend on driving a tractor trailer vehicle. For those applications where the power unit and the towed unit connected with a pintle hook or non fifth-wheel connection. The class A Non-Tractor trailer program is a course of study which allows you to progress with professional staff assistance according to your specific skills and ability with the end goal of being able to safely operate a Class A NTT combination vehicle.
B. Method of Instruction
The curriculum focuses on developing knowledge centered around vehicle inspection, operation, and safe backing and driving skills of a Class A NTT vehicle through a variety of classroom, lab, range and roadway experiences in small group settings.
C. Course Objectives
Students will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of skills involved with the opposition of a Class A NTT vehicle to include: State and federal regulations, entry level training requirements (ELDT) compliance safety & requirements, trip planning, range and skill work, vehicle inspections, driving range exercises, road time with an instructor on both city / highway roads. Control systems, backing, coupling.
D. Course Topics / Units and Dates
. Drive commercial vehicle safely. Inspect the vehicle to ensure safety of opposition.
. Basic control of your vehicle. Communicate effectively with peers, customers and supervisors.
. Obtain a commercial driver’s license. NTT Non Tractor Trailer
Our daytime, and part-time truck driving programs are mirrored after the Professional Truck Driving Institute program (PTDI). In the day class, you will be attending a one and a half weeks 60hr program. Monday through Friday (7-8 days) totaling 60 hours.
Total classroom hours: 4 Total hands on hours: 56
Additional days of instruction are available at an additional cost if you feel you need additional time and help
E. Textbook (s) and required tools or supplies
1: Textbook, Colorado CDL Drivers Manual: AAMVA
2: Springs Truck Driving School Student Handbook