Truck Driving

Virtually everything we use, from canned goods to cars, is transported by truck at some point. More than 680 job openings are project in the next year within CCC's service area with a median hourly wage of $16.91 an hour.

Our program uses U. S. Department of Transportation guidelines for training and licensure of truck drivers.

Program graduates:

  • Receive 12 college credits
  • Are awarded a Professional Truck Driver Training Certificate
  • Complete all tests for a Commercial Drivers License

This program offers semi tractor-trailer driving experience on the campus driving range as well as over-the-road driving under the supervision of a licensed professional driver. It includes 240 hours of combined instruction and driving time, with a minimum of 50 of these hours being hands-on driving time on the school range, city streets, highways and interstate. These 50 hours of hands-on driving give you a minimum of 500 miles behind the wheel plus 1,300 miles behind the windshield observing.

The truck driving program is based on the Federal Highway Administration Model Curriculum, the Professional Truck Driver Institute of America Standards, and Federal Commercial Driver Licensing Standards.

To enroll in the truck driving program you must:

  • Be able to pass a Department of Transportation physical examination and drug screen.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be able to obtain a CDL Learners permit.
  • Have a current driver’s license, with no more than three moving violations in the past three years.
  • Have no DUI charges in the past five years and no more than one (1) ever.
  • Have no more than one chargeable accident in the past year

These requirements are based on D.O.T. regulations, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, Part 390 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (General), Part 383 Commercial Drivers License Standards, and Part 391 Qualifications of Drivers.

Schedule of Classes

  • September 22-October 31, 2014
  • November 3-December 12, 2014
  • January 5-February 13, 2015
  • February 16-March 27, 2015
  • April 6-May 15, 2015
  • May 18-June 26, 2015
  • June 29-August 7, 2015
  • August 10,-September 18, 2015
  • September 21-October 30, 2015
  • November 2-December 11, 2015

 Program Cost

  • Nebraska Resident tuition and fees - $3,255
  • Non-resident tuition and fees - $3,723
  • Room and Board (optional, includes 19-meal plan) - $1,162

Cost of tuition and fees does include DOT physical, drug screen, books, and fuel cost. It does not include the cost of the learner’s permit ($12.50), CDL ($57.50) and optional Haz-Mat fingerprinting ($89.25)

Go to our online catalog for program requirements and course descriptions. Us The TRUK prefix when searchingfor courses in the course filter.

For more information 
Mike Hall at 402-461-2550
Lael Churchil at (402) 461-2491
Call toll-free
at 1-877-222-9780. The extension number for the people listed above is the last four digits of the telephone number.


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Written by Jim Strayer   
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 14:34