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Commercial Truck Driving

Student Program Information

Student Handbook

Student Orientation Letter (Sample Letter- You will be provided a current letter by your adivsor)

Student Advisement Packet  (Sample Packet - You will be provided a packet during advisement)

Credentials You Can Earn


Commercial Truck Driving Certificate

The Commercial Truck Driving certificate program provides basic training in the principles and skills of commercial truck operations. The program is based on the definition of a truck driver as one who operates a commercial motor vehicle of all different sizes and descriptions on all types of roads. At the completion of the program, the student is administered the Georgia CDL Skills Exam.

Drug/Alcohol Testing and Program Requirements

  • Must submit MVR for the last 7 years with no more than 8 points, 3 moving violations, and no DUI within the last 3 years; report must be within 30 days prior to the beginning of class.
  • Must submit report of DOT physical completed within 30 days prior to beginning class 
  • Obtain a Class A CDL permit 
  • Must submit negative 5-panel DOT drug screen 7 days prior to first day of class 
  • Pre-Employment/Enrollment drug screening must be administered by the approved testing site for North Georgia Technical College
  • Subject to random drug/alcohol screening 
  • Must enroll in Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse 
  • Must comply with US Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations in parts 40, 382, 383 and 391, as well as State and/or local laws, related to alcohol and controlled substances testing, age, medical certification, licensing, and driver records, as required by §380.707(a) 

For more information on the US Department of Transportation regulations governing drug and alcohol testing, please click link below. 

What Employees Need to Know About DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing


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Career Opportunities

There are many employment fields that require a Commercial Drivers License, such as:

  • Tractor-Trailer Driver
  • Bus Driver

Additional career options can be researched on the following site(s):

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