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Great Lakes Truck Driving School
Columbia Station, OH
Class A CDL TrainingTruck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics
This program is designed for individuals who have no previous tractor-trailer experience. This training prepares students for the CDL Skills Test and entry-level employment as a tractor trailer driver.
SECTION ONE: CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION
Classroom Instruction consists of introducing students to the trucking industry, its regulations, laws, taxes, and standards. It covers a wide range of subjects to strengthen the student's knowledge in truck driving techniques, maneuvers and safety awareness.
SECTION TWO: DRIVING RANGE
Driving Range instruction consists of teaching students how to properly maintain their equipment, couple and uncouple tractor-trailer combination units, perform vehicle inspections, practice various backing maneuvers to advance the students skill level.
SECTION THREE: ROAD TRAINING
On road instruction introduces the students to various traffic situations and to various roadway systems to develop safe driving techniques. Students apply speed and space management, visual search, communication, shifting techniques, double clutching, progressive shifting , and defensive driving techniques to safely operate a tractor-trailer. A total of approximately 450 miles of on-road training is implemented to develop the students' performance level.