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  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Commercial Driver's License (C.D.L.) Training Courses


There is a vital need for truck drivers in the United States, as 78 percent of all products are transported via truck.  In addition, a 2015 study by the American Trucking Association predicts the trucking industry will need 890,000 new drivers in the next decade.

Most truckers, during their first year on the road, earn an average of $35,000 a year.  After a few years of experience, they can earn average annual salaries between $45,000-$50,000.  Veteran drivers who own their own trucks earn average salaries of $100,000 and beyond.

Commercial bus drivers also benefit from abundant job opportunities as the convenience and affordability of public transportation continue to gain popularity.  Locally, Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road shuttle system is a good example as it provides an ideal opportunity for area teachers and school bus drivers who do not work during the summer months to earn extra income while enjoying the wonders of one of our earth’s most enchanting parks.

FVCC offers five courses in commercial driver’s license training. 

In order to enroll in any of these courses, students must be at least 18 years of age and hold a current Montana Driver’s License.

Additional Knowledge


Students in all courses will gain knowledge of federal and state regulations, safety procedures, hazardous materials, bill of lading, trip report procedures, loading and securing and air brake systems.
 

Advising Information:


For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center.

Student Support Center Advisor
Will Richards
OT 204
(406) 756-4862
wrichards@fvcc.edu